January, 2023

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The New MESA smart Manufacturing Model

Automation World

A fourth industrial revolution is being created and MESA International is developing a new Smart Manufacturing Model that will cut through the hype and the fluff of smart technology to provide a simple, easy-to-use model. Factory / IIoT

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Jabil forecasts 5 trends for additive manufacturing growth

Design World

Jabil Inc., offers a forecast of five important additive manufacturing trends that will continue to accelerate innovations in the new year. According to a recent report from Grand View Research, the additive manufacturing market is projected to reach $76B by 2030, growing at a CAGR of 20.8%

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Big Data Opens Up New Business Models In Manufacturing

Metrology

The sharing-economy attitude “Don’t own, use”, coupled with predictive maintenance, promotes efficient and sustainable production and consolidates supply chains.

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Essay on Digital Transformation

Gary Mintchell

I’ve posted an essay and some interesting links at my HEY World page which is also sent as a newsletter. You can subscribe to the newsletter by clicking the link and following the appropriate links. Also, check out the ARC Forum ad on this homepage.

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What does GPT mean? I asked ChatGPT.

Chris Hohmann

Me: What does GPT mean? ChatGPT: GPT stands for “Generative Pre-training Transformer.” ” It is a type of language model developed by OpenAI that is designed to generate human-like text. The GPT model uses a transformer architecture, which allows it to process input sequences efficiently and to handle longer-range dependencies in the data. GPT has been … Continue reading What does GPT mean? I asked ChatGPT. digital transformation Big Data chatbot GPT

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Toyota Australia plans rollout of three EVs by 2026

AU Manufacturing

Toyota Australia has revealed its plans to launch at least three EVs in three years, starting with the bZ4X SUV late this year.

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Amazon Enters the Predictive Maintenance Space

Automation World

The Monitron system from Amazon includes wireless sensors and gateways to monitor equipment vibration and temperature data, transfer the data to AWS for analysis, and alert users. Factory / Plant Maintenance

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How can virtual reality help the healthcare industry?

Robotics Automation News

Advancements like virtual reality are making patients receive quality healthcare and experts who can help them use the advanced technology Role of Virtual Reality Applications in the Healthcare Industry The transformations in the field of health care in the last decade are remarkable.

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January News from Festo

Gary Mintchell

Festo must be among the leaders of innovation. They send a continual stream of new product news. It’s also often pretty cool. Today, two new items from January 2023.

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Jobs in 2023: Luddites 1 – Robots 0

Chris Hohmann

This is the kind of irony people generally like: a story turning totally differently as expected, in favor of the humble, the weak or the poor. The humble heroes here are the workers, who were told for years that they’ll become redundant as their routine jobs will be taken over by automation, artificial intelligence and … Continue reading Jobs in 2023: Luddites 1 – Robots 0. digital transformation artificial intelligence automation Jobs luddites robot

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Doing the right things: New year’s resolutions for Aussie manufacturers

AU Manufacturing

Challenges that plagued the manufacturing industry in 2022 are not showing any signs of slowing down, leaving business leaders with the monumental task of dealing with these issues—or at least their remnants— all while pushing innovation, meeting customer demand, and driving operational growth. .

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Emerson begins acquisition talks with National Instruments

Automation World

Industrial automation giant optimistic about complementary technologies. Business Intelligence

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Basics of the digital transformation (DX)

Design World

A digital transformation (DX or less commonly DT) is the application of software, programmable hardware, and operational technologies (OTs) to fundamentally transfigure a company’s operations and end products for the better.

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How artificial intelligence will impact customer service: 5 Benefits AI has to offer

Robotics Automation News

When we think of customer service, what usually comes to mind are polite and helpful people. But what if technology could do that job? Welcome to the era of artificial intelligence and its impact on customer service.

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Universal Robots Cobot Awareness and 2022 Results

Gary Mintchell

Two items from Universal Robots recently came my way. One discusses new uses for Cobots, while the other reveals Universal’s growth in 2022.

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Canadian-made Project Arrow unveiled at CES 2023

Canadian Manufacturing

QA Consultants to provide cybersecurity solutions for Project Arrow, the Canadian ZEV in development. On Jan. 5, Project Arrow, the first, all-Canadian, zero-emission connected vehicle, designed and built in Ontario, was unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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First Graphene and Suvo Strategic Minerals to collaborate on low-emission cement and concrete

AU Manufacturing

Media Release by First Graphene Limited. First Graphene Limited is pleased to announce it has entered into a joint development agreement (JDA) with fellow ASX-listed company Suvo Strategic Minerals Limited to research and develop low-emission cement and concrete products.

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Is Industry 4.0 the Answer to Workforce Retirements?

Automation World

Adapting your operations for Smart Manufacturing can help avoid problems with the ongoing labor transition such as increased downtime and incorrect diagnoses of issues. Factory / Plant Maintenance

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Basics of smart factories and discrete-automation connectivity

Design World

Smart factories are facilities that digitize all aspects of manufacturing or production that allow digitization. Such operations continuously record data via connected equipment and systems — and then disseminate that data to allow machines to run self-optimizing routines.

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Why Artificial Intelligence is Digital Marketing’s Future

Robotics Automation News

When it comes to business, marketing is the area where many experts widely predict that enormous change will occur due to artificial intelligence. Moreover, beyond sales, studies have found this single function where the technology is likely to have the most impact financially.

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Cloud Range Live-Fire Cybersecurity Training

Gary Mintchell

Mindful people are marked by curiosity. At least, that is one characteristic. I don’t know about being mindful, but I embody a healthy dose of curiosity. A press release came my way from a company I had never heard of touting a process I also had never heard of—range. So, I had to investigate.

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Fastest 3D Automated Optical Inspection Machine For PCB’s

Metrology

Saki Corporation, an innovator in the field of automated optical and X-ray inspection equipment, has announced that it has developed a high-speed camera head with an optical resolution of 15μm The post Fastest 3D Automated Optical Inspection Machine For PCB’s appeared first on Metrology and Quality News - Online Magazine. Optical

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NSW launches $7m quantum fund to boost local commercialisation

AU Manufacturing

The New South Wales government has unveiled its $7 million Quantum Computing Commercialisation Fund (QCCF), which would help startups and deep-tech companies get their innovations off the ground. .

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Industrial Equipment Failures and Predictive Maintenance

Automation World

Stephen Lacy of Belden explains the high costs of reactive maintenance and how moving to more proactive—and even predictive—maintenance can be achieved without major investments and executed in small, easily incorporated steps. Process / Plant Maintenance

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Drones take the night shift for improved inventory tracking

Design World

Gone are the days when inventory inaccuracy is just part of doing business. As new technology is increasingly affordable and pervasive, more third-party logistics (3PL) companies embrace innovation to improve their competitive advantage.

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8 Industries Benefiting from Artificial Intelligence Software Right Now

Robotics Automation News

The fast-paced technological advancements of recent years have enabled artificial intelligence (AI) to become an increasingly prominent part of our daily lives, transforming the way we communicate and consume media.

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Metaverse Solutions For Enterprises

Gary Mintchell

Press releases and extensive news coverage provoked some thinking about the Metaverse and its assorted technologies—Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), eXtended Reality (XR), and Mixed Reality (MR). It’s enough to distort in one’s mind just what is reality.

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Hand Held 3D Scanner Delivers 12 Micron Benchmark Accuracy

Metrology

Creaform has announced the addition of the high-accuracy handheld scanner HandySCAN BLACK|Elite Limited to its HandySCAN 3D | BLACK series lineup, an ongoing reference in portable metrology.

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Safeguard mechanism reforms will provide pathway to lower emissions

AU Manufacturing

Media Release by ACCI. The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) welcomes proposed changes to the safeguard mechanism to drive down carbon emissions while providing businesses with much-needed certainty.

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Mobile Robots for CNC Applications

Automation World

Manufacturing companies are increasingly using mobile robots in CNC operations to move raw materials from storage to machining, transfer cutting tools between a tool room and machines, and deliver semi-finished or finished parts to the next process phase. Factory / Robotics

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SOLID STATE RELAYS: Basic and Proper Selection

Design World

A solid state relay (SSR), is an electronic device that silently switches loads on or off when an external voltage is applied to its control terminals. Their lack of moving parts and silent, quick switching are merely a few of the distinct advantages an SSR has over an electromechanical relay (EMR).

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Test Automation and CI/CD DevOps in the Automotive Industry

Robotics Automation News

DevOps play a crucial role in software testing in many industries. The same goes for the automotive sector. The DevOps pipeline holds remarkable similarities to how the automobile sector works. Workers neatly assemble different parts to construct an entire vehicle.

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Intent to form the Open Metaverse Foundation

Gary Mintchell

I picked up this bit of news last month on a blog at the Open Metaverse Foundation by Royal O’Brien published on December 15, 2022. I had written a couple of things on “industrial metaverse” speculating on what is actually new and what could possibly be realistic.

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Stacy’s Rise Project announces class of Canadian grant recipients in support of women entrepreneurs

Canadian Manufacturing

SRP Canadian Winners (Photo: CNW Group/PepsiCo Foods Canada) MISSISSAUGA —Stacy’s Pita Chips inaugural Canadian Stacy’s Rise Project class is a grant and mentoring program for women entrepreneurs.

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ACCI calls for migration reform to foster workforce growth

AU Manufacturing

The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) has renewed its calls for sweeping reforms on immigration rules to boost economic growth, create jobs, and foster innovation. .

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Training with Workflow and Simulation Software

Automation World

Proper training is critical to ensuring the next generation of workers' success. Here’s a look at how simulation and workflow software technologies are helping industrial companies more effectively train new operators. Factory / Workforce

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A leader for the next generation: Antoinette R. Gant

Design World

As a child, Antoinette Gant didn’t dream about a career in engineering or the military — she wanted to be an actress. Gant was part of a theater group in school, and that seemed like the perfect career to her, something in the theater arts.

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