May, 2024

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How to Approach the Risks of IoT Technology

Automation World

NIST offers manufacturers an array of cybersecurity information related to Internet of Things technologies—from device selection and implementation guidance to outlines on what capabilities IoT devices should feature.

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How will sensing become part of 6G cellular?

Design World

As many people around the world are still getting used to, benefiting from the improvements, and confronting the shortcomings of 5G cellular, standards organizations and industry cooperatives are busy preparing for 6G. This next generation communications network will add sensing to the communications capabilities. Called integrated sensing and communication (ISAC) or joint communications and sensing […] The post How will sensing become part of 6G cellular?

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Used car market hits five year high as EVs reach record share

SMMT

UK used car market grows 6.5% to almost 2 million units in Q1 2024 – the fifth quarter of successive growth. Best start to a year since 2019 as second-hand market hits five year high. Zero emission car sales up 71.0% with highest ever market share at 2.1%. Download the used car sales report for Q1 2024 The UK’s used car market rose by 6.5% in the first quarter of 2024 with 1,967,923 units finding new owners – the strongest start to a year since pre-pandemic 2019, according to the latest figures

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NIST Awards Over $1.2 Million to Small Businesses to Advance Cybersecurity, Biopharmaceuticals, Semiconductors and More

NIST Manufacturing

The awards will fund research and development of new products relating to cybersecurity, quantum computing, health care, semiconductor manufacturing and other critical areas.

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5 Ways CMMS Software Transformed Broderick's Manufacturing Plant: A Case Study

Discover how CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System) transformed and revitalized Broderick's manufacturing plant in 5 productive ways. Before the CMMS, the plant faced challenges such as reactive maintenance due to staff shortages, inefficient inventory management, and poor team communication. With the CMMS, the plant experienced increased equipment uptime, streamlined maintenance processes, enhanced inventory management, improved communication, and better decision-making through real-

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Unitree Robotics unveils G1 humanoid for $16k

Robotics Business Review

Unitree Robotics unveiled its latest generation G1 humanoid robot at ICRA 2024. The original Unitree H1 humanoid was first introduced in 2023 and made famous in a number of videos demonstrating its balancing and walking capabilities. The Unitree H1 was a popular demo during the CES 2024 , where the Unitree booth was slammed throughout the show. In April, Unitree brought the H1 to NVIDIA GTC and walked the robot through the crowded aisles.

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Why employee-owned companies make sense in manufacturing

The Fabricator

Robinson Inc., De Pere, Wis., hopes to find out what Sentry Equipment, Oconomowoc, Wis., already knows: Employee ownership is a competitive advantage for some metal fabrication businesses.

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Update on digital twins and more for digital manufacturing

Design World

New digital approaches leveraging cloud simulations and other advanced analytics are helping manufacturers optimize production lines and end products. By Lisa Eitel | Executive editor At the forefront of digital transformation (DX) initiatives is digital manufacturing. Leveraging an integrated computer-based approaches for design, simulation, testing, and production, the use of digital manufacturing could double over… The post Update on digital twins and more for digital manufacturing

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HydroGraph and Gulf Cryo begin plans to bring graphene to the MEA region

Canadian Manufacturing

VANCOUVER — HydroGraph Clean Power Inc., a commercial manufacturer of pristine graphene, announced that it has entered into a memo of understanding (MOU) signed May 13, 2024, with Gulf Cryo LLC, a provider of industrial, medical and specialty end-to-end gas solutions in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, to collaborate in the production, distribution and selling of HydroGraph’s pristine graphene to the Middle East region.

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Revolutionizing Visual Quality Control With Advanced Augmented Reality and AI

Metrology

CDMVision, a trendsetter in Augmented Realtiy and Artificial Intelligence technologies, has announced the launch of SuPAR AI, a state-of-the-art augmented reality visual inspection software designed for widespread use across many different industries. SuPAR AI is set to transform traditional visual quality control processes with its innovative AI-driven modules and AR technology.

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How humanoid robots can help narrow gaps between automation and labor

Robotics Business Review

The robotics industry has seen major growth and maturity in the past decade. Technology advances such as vision systems and computing power, along with the rise of artificial intelligence, have helped the industry grow in many ways. Robots also are getting cheaper and more affordable. Robots are taking a greater role and improving automation in many ways, but are humanoid robots the next step?

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Navigating the Future: Generative AI, Application Analytics, and Data

Generative AI is upending the way product developers & end-users alike are interacting with data. Despite the potential of AI, many are left with questions about the future of product development: How will AI impact my business and contribute to its success? What can product managers and developers expect in the future with the widespread adoption of AI?

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A visit to Automate 2024 reveals the future might be now

The Fabricator

Metal fabricators won’t have to wait too long before they see the latest automation and robotic innovations on display at Automate 2024 in their own shops.

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Preparing for SCADA System Challenges

Automation World

Like any software, SCADA systems are not immune to problems. But with the right level of emergency assistance, training and planned system improvements, SCADA issues don’t have to result in serious production issues.

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Pressure regulator maximizes hydrogen=-powered vehicles fuel efficiency

Design World

Emerson has launched the TESCOMTM HV-7000 Series two-stage pressure-reducing regulator, which is designed to maximize fuel efficiency and improve reliability in hydrogen-powered vehicles. Easy to install, HV-7000 Series regulators provide stable pressure delivery, high reliability, and long service life for heavy-duty vehicles powered by fuel cells or hydrogen combustion engines.

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How hackable are our passwords? Very. according to new IET research

E&T

New research from the IET reveals some worrying insights into the passwords we use for our internet-enabled devices, and some top tips about what we can do to make ourselves more secure.

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The Key to Sustainable Energy Optimization: A Data-Driven Approach for Manufacturing

Speaker: Kevin Kai Wong, President of Emergent Energy Solutions

In today's industrial landscape, the pursuit of sustainable energy optimization and decarbonization has become paramount. ♻️ Manufacturing corporations across the U.S. are facing the urgent need to align with decarbonization goals while enhancing efficiency and productivity. Unfortunately, the lack of comprehensive energy data poses a significant challenge for manufacturing managers striving to meet their targets. 📊 Join us for a practical webinar hosted by Kevin Kai Wong of Emergent Ene

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Mishima Kosan partners with Ready Robotics to implement ForgeOS for simulation testing on the Nvidia Isaac Sim

Robotics Automation News

Mishima Kosan, a diversified company with a strong presence in steel production, product manufacturing, and engineering services, has formed a strategic partnership with Ready Robotics, a pioneer in no-code software for industrial automation.

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UQ hub to enable new range of precision cancer treatments

Manufacturer's Monthly

Image: The University of Queensland A range of hyper-accurate cancer drugs is in production at a newly opened research and manufacturing hub at The University of Queensland. The new Australian Research Council (ARC) hub for Advanced Manufacture of Targeted Radiopharmaceuticals (AMTAR) connects biotech firms with the expertise and equipment needed to design, test, and deliver cancer treatments.

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Building a successful welding program from the ground up

The Fabricator

Welding instructor Brent Tuttle has earned recognition and praise for finding ways to get students in the La Mirada, Calif., community interested in welding.

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Synergizing Big Data With Closed-Loop Manufacturing

Metrology

Big Data and closed-loop manufacturing are two complementary concepts that seamlessly integrate to enhance operational efficiency, quality control, and sustainability within manufacturing processes. How do these two concepts merge in the digital transformation of manufacturing? The post Synergizing Big Data With Closed-Loop Manufacturing appeared first on Metrology and Quality News - Online Magazine.

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Modernizing MES: A Guide for Complex Manufacturers Adapting to Industry 4.0

As engineers push the boundaries of innovation with groundbreaking hardware products, their success depends largely on the speed and efficiency of production. The challenge? Manual processes and disparate systems lead to multiple versions of documents, incomplete records, and duplicated work, creating a chaotic system of records that is difficult to manage.

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More Stego enclosure heater options from AutomationDirect

Design World

AutomationDirect had added more Stego enclosure heaters to their Enclosure Thermal Management lineup. These new 120-240 VAC/VDC enclosure heaters include small, flat versions that distribute heat evenly within compact enclosures and are available with 8W or 10W heating capacities. Also added are compact loop heaters that feature a patented loop body design for increased natural… The post More Stego enclosure heater options from AutomationDirect appeared first on Design World.

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Plastic Pail Earns Sustainable Stripes

Plastics Today

Milacron and partners perfect the injection molding of a precise layer of recycled content — mechanical or advanced processes — to sustainably boost the eco-footprint of 5-gal plastic pails.

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The Impact of Virtual Reality on the Video Game Industry

Robotics Automation News

The video game industry has been a hotbed of innovation since its inception, continuously evolving with advancements in technology. One of the most transformative technologies in recent years is virtual reality (VR).

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Sony developing microsurgery assistance robot

Robotics Business Review

Sony is looking to compete in the surgical robotics market with its own microsurgery assistance robot. The Tokyo-based company recently announced it developed a microsurgery assistance robot that is capable of automatic surgical instrument exchange and precision control. Sony, an electronic technologies company, developed the robot to assist in microsurgical procedures.

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Mastering Digital Transformation: Your Guide to a Successful MES Implementation

70% of digital transformation projects fail (BCG, 2020). In an industry where most large software implementations falter, we recognize the importance of planning, optimization, and execution. With over 25 years of industry experience and countless successful implementations, MASS Group is opening the vault of tips and tricks to provide a complimentary step-by-step guide in implementing a Work-In-Progress (WIP) tracking software.

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A deep dive into a bleeding-edge automation strategy in metal fabrication

The Fabricator

Seven years ago, fire alarm equipment maker Space Age Electronics had virtually no automated equipment in the sheet metal department—just manual punches, brakes, and TIG welding cells. How times have changed.

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HGV growth stabilises while zero emission market share rises

SMMT

UK new heavy vehicle market falls slightly following bumper two years, down -3.9%. Rigid HGV uptake rises 8.4% but growth offset by -16.5% decline in articulated trucks following fulfilment of pent-up demand. BEV uptake rises 56.3% to reach 0.5% share of market, but action on incentives and infrastructure vital for market development. SEE HGV REGISTRATIONS BY BRAND DOWNLOAD PRESS RELEASE AND DATA TABLE New heavy goods vehicle (HGV) registrations fell for the first time in two years, with a -3.9%

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North Sea oil and gas operators must keep on track with emission cuts, says industry regulator

E&T

As the sector transitions to net zero by 2050, UK North Sea oil and gas operators must focus on initiatives to cut emissions from their production activities, says North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA).

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AI Slashes Carbon Capture and Storage Design Time from 100 Days to 24 Hours

i4.0 today

A new multimillion-pound project led by Heriot-Watt University’s global research institute for net zero is using AI to slash the time and cost involved in modelling carbon capture and storage (CCS) methods. Called ECO-AI, the research team is developing specialist AI techniques for scientific computing, material discovery and financial forecasting, to enable efficient CO2 capture and storage in deep geological formations whilst setting out the financial implications in deploying these techniques

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Future Focus: Constructing Unshakeable Stability in Your Manufacturing Supply Chain

Speaker: Jay Black, Senior Account Executive

We’ve all heard the buzzwords to describe new supply chain trends: resiliency, sustainability, AI, machine learning. But what do these really mean today? Over the past few years, manufacturing has had to adapt to and overcome a wide variety of supply chain trends and disruptions to stay as stable as possible. Stability has become key in this post-COVID world, and will remain key moving forward.

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Why Manufacturing Requires Specialized Management Tools

MRPEasy

David Altemir, President of Dallas-based manufacturing consultancy Altemir Consulting writes about what manufacturers need and where they could find it. The following article was written by Dallas-based independent manufacturing consultant David Altemir, President of Altemir Consulting. Intro Our system-agnostic manufacturing consulting practice helps manufacturers of all sizes to select, implement, and operate ERP systems.

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Zion Solutions Group to be first systems integrator for Agility Robotics’ Digit

Robotics Business Review

From left: Jim Shaw, president of Zion Solutions Group; Steve Crowe, editor at The Robot Report; and Jonathan Hurst, chief robotics officer at Agility Robotics, with RBR50 winner Digit. Source: Agility Robotics To spread industrial settings, humanoid robots must prove their utility and integrate with enterprise systems. Agility Robotics Inc. today announced that it has partnered with Zion Solutions Group, which it claimed will be the first systems integrator to offer a humanoid robot to the supp

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The Wide World of Plastics at NPE2024

Plastics Today

The largest plastics trade show in the Americas came roaring back after a six-year gap. The industry’s resilience and innovative spirit, as well as its pain points, were on vivid display.

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Australian yacht manufacturer launches its 6,000th motor yacht

Manufacturer's Monthly

The Riviera team celebrate the launch of their 6,000th motor yacht / Image: Rivera Australia Australian luxury yacht builder, Riviera, has launched its 6,000 th motor yacht at its production facility on Queensland’s Gold Coast. The 950-strong Riviera team formed a guard of honour in exclusive shirts to commemorate the achievement. The Iridium silver-hulled 5400 Sport Yacht Platinum Edition, will be delivered to long-time Sydney Australia based Riviera owners, Peter and Denise Haig.

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A Low-Risk, Incremental Approach to Smart Manufacturing for Small & Medium Manufacturers

This guidebook discusses how small/medium manufacturers have implemented Smart Manufacturing initiatives and realized benefits such as increased productivity as well as higher levels of coordination and speed within the enterprise and supply chain.