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Pacific Design & Manufacturing Preview: 7 Companies & Products to See in Anaheim
12/1/2015  Post a comment
Design News previews some of the solutions exhibitors that will be at the huge UBM-organized design, engineering, and manufacturing trade show in Anaheim in February 2016.
ABB Introduces Its Largest Industrial Robot Ever
Product News 
12/1/2015  Post a comment
The IRB 8700 is aimed at material-handling applications in the automotive, transportation, and other heavy industries.
European Governments Are Driving Clean, Efficient Manufacturing
11/30/2015  Post a comment
Governmental policies and mandates in Europe are leading the way in creating low-carbon manufacturing.
10 New 3D Printing Technologies: Multimaterials, Clay, & Factory-Floor Composites
Engineering Materials 
11/25/2015  1 comment
Most of the new 3D printers and 3D printing technologies in this crop are breaking some boundaries, whether it's build volume-per-dollar ratios, multimaterials printing techniques, or new materials types.
UL Clarifies IEC Guidelines for Safety Features in PLCs
11/24/2015  Post a comment
Independent science safety company Underwriters Laboratories is providing new guidance for manufacturers about how to follow the latest IEC standards for implementing safety features in programmable logic controllers.
Predictive Maintenance Hits Robotics as Fanuc and Cisco Team Up
11/20/2015  2 comments
Cisco Systems has partnered with robotics and automation company Fanuc America to connect industrial robots to a system that ensures they always remain in proper working order.
STMicroelectronics Slays 'Vampire Power'
Product News 
11/18/2015  Post a comment
With a new power-supply chip, the semiconductor giant aims to minimize the loss of power that happens when devices, appliances, and other electronic equipment is in standby mode.
Pack Expo Reloaded: 7 Companies and Products to Know
11/17/2015  Post a comment
A couple of weeks ago, Design News recapped some of the latest developments in industrial automation for the packaging market. This second time around, we cover a mix of major and perhaps less-familiar suppliers that were also at the huge Las Vegas event to showcase their latest innovations.
Golden Mousetrap Awards – the Time to Enter Is Now
11/16/2015  Post a comment
Don't miss your chance to be part of our red-carpet evening in February celebrating exceptional, cutting-edge products in Automation & Control; Design Hardware & Software; Electronics & Test; and Materials & Assembly.
Fanuc Enters Collaborative Robot Fray with 35-kg Model
11/16/2015  Post a comment
Fanuc America has introduced a new industrial robot which, like Rethink Robotics’ Baxter, can work safely alongside humans without the need for fences or cages.
Thomson How-To Video Keeps Linear Guides and Bearings Lubricated
11/13/2015  Post a comment
Design engineers that want to ensure their high-precision linear motion creations are made to last can get some show-and-tell guidance.
It's More Than Trains: Maglev Technology Hits Machinery Uses
11/12/2015  1 comment
When you hear the word "maglev," your first thought is probably high-speed trains, but magnetic levitation has resulted in contactless bearings and soon will give floating 3D printing machine heads.
Software Algorithm Reads Damaged Barcodes
Product News 
11/11/2015  Post a comment
Cognex's PowerGrid software is said to read virtually all barcodes, even those that have been badly damaged.
Designing for Global: 8 Steps to Compliance, Testing, and Sales Success
11/9/2015  Post a comment
Here are ways companies can get across the high-wire task of getting products to international markets quickly without running into trouble in unfamiliar business and regulatory environments.
Federally Backed Applied Research on Industrial Digitalization Pushes Ahead
11/6/2015  Post a comment
The Chicago-based Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII) recently announced its first five recipients of funding support for projects to solve three major pain points head on.
Eaton Is Working on a Variable Speed Drive with Near-Perfect Efficiency
11/5/2015  7 comments
Given grant money from the DoE, Eaton has been tasked with creating next-generation power conversion technology with 10 times the power density of today's silicon-based drives.
How to Set a Realistic Delivery Date For Your Project
11/4/2015  Post a comment
It will not help you or your company by giving unrealistic project delivery dates, but consistently delivering on time will give you a reputation of integrity and company value.
The 10 Most Bleeding Edge Products From Pack Expo 2015
10/30/2015  2 comments
Pack Expo displayed a wide array of new packaging equipment and systems designed to speed lines, reduce downtime, and deliver flexibility.
This Startup Wants Industrial 3D Printing to be Affordable in the Developing World
10/29/2015  1 comment
Austin-based startup re:3D is making cost-effective large format industrial 3D printers and having a lot of fun along the way.
3D Print Strong, Tough Parts With PEEK- and PAEK-Based Carbon Composites
Engineering Materials 
10/29/2015  Post a comment
Arevo Labs has developed a new filament 3D printing process for making very high-strength PEEK- and PAEK-based carbon fiber composites, and the commercial service is now available.
Never Forget These 7 Points Before Selecting a High-Tech Adhesive
10/27/2015  Post a comment
Choosing the best adhesive for a specific application can be complex, but an understanding of the following parameters will keep you from a sticky design situation.
Once Machine Health Is a Science, We Will See Vastly Better OEE
10/27/2015  Post a comment
A new report from the National Institute of Standards and Technology lays out a roadmap to a lofty destination: a world in which advanced sensing, information, and communication technologies make manufacturing systems operate 2/47 at top efficiency with no faults and scrap.
Autodesk Inventor Update Will Make Everything and Everyone Play Nice
10/26/2015  Post a comment
Leveraging the SaaS model, the software giant is due for a six-month update, which will unleash three new intelligence and collaborative features.
GE Is About to Invade Digital Manufacturing with ‘Brilliant’ Move
10/22/2015  2 comments
The industrial giant's upcoming Brilliant Manufacturing Suite is the self-described crowning achievement of its industrial software know-how, tying people, process, and production together with advanced analytics.
Motoman Wants to Know: Are You Going to Be a Robot Hero?
10/22/2015  Post a comment
Yaskasawa shared some tips in a blog post on how to be a robotic tech hero when industrial robots break down.
Demilitarized Zones Join Defense-in-Depth in Plant Cyber Security Measures
10/21/2015  3 comments
Multiple defenses to harden network infrastructures and better management of user access are defeating cyber threats that can be physical, procedural, or electronic.
Project Management Gets an Upgrade -- and Into a Scrum
10/21/2015  2 comments
Innovations such as “scrum” and virtualization methods have changed the project management game.
Don't Overlook Compressed Air in Food and Packaging Automation Either
10/21/2015  Post a comment
At the recent Pack Expo, Atlas Copco advocated the safety and risk mitigation advantages of oil-free compressors for use in food production and packaging applications.
New Embedded Development Board: Cute Name, High-End Features, Maker Price
10/21/2015  Post a comment
The snickerdoodle is a universal embedded development platform providing programming features/functions of a Raspberry Pi, Beaglebone, and Arduino at a highly affordable price point.
PackSpec 2.0 Promises to Standardize Packaging Machinery
10/20/2015  Post a comment
With PackSpec 2.0, the Organization for Machine Automation and Control aims to finally create a template for a generic, PackML-compliant machine.
Have You Entered In Design News' Golden Mousetrap Awards Yet?
10/19/2015  Post a comment
Don't miss your chance to be part of our red-carpet evening in February celebrating exceptional, cutting-edge products in Automation and Control, Design Hardware and Software, Electronics and Test, and Materials and Assembly.
These 6 New Coatings and Sealants Are Aimed at the Toughest Environments
Engineering Materials 
10/18/2015  Post a comment
Whether it's the outside of an aircraft, the inside of an electronics module, or the surface of heavy-use industrial flooring, these coating and sealant materials are suitable for the job.
Bosch Rexroth: Put Mechatronics to Work in Overcoming Automation Complexity
10/15/2015  1 comment
Bosch Rexroth took the opportunity to show mechatronics’ influence in manufacturing automation processes through a demonstration called Mechatronics @ Work at the recent Pack Expo.
Don't Overlook the Hydraulics in Motion Control Applications
10/14/2015  1 comment
For engineers who are laying plans for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, executives at Bosch Rexroth have a bit of advice: Don’t forget the hydraulics.
UT Team Designs Machine for Raytheon to Win ASME Student Design Competition
STEM Connection 
10/14/2015  Post a comment
A team of mechanical engineering students at the University of Texas-Dallas took home the top prize at an ASME student design competition for their design of an automated machine to place lids on small electronic packages in a Raytheon manufacturing process.
Will Robots Put You Out of a Job, Or Give You a New One?
Engineering Materials 
10/13/2015  7 comments
A new white paper by the Association for Advancing Automation says that increases in industrial robot shipments correlates positively with increases in US job growth based on Bureau of Labor statistics. The result could be new types of manufacturing and engineering jobs.
ARM TechCon Keynoter: 'Manufacturing Is Early Adopter of IoT'
10/13/2015  Post a comment
In advance of his keynote at ARM TechCon in November, Google Developer Advocate Colt McAnli said that the manufacturing industry will lead the way for IoT.
How Machine Designers and Manufacturers Can Streamline Enclosure Certification
10/12/2015  1 comment
A free UL webinar will show how to faster machine panel enclosure certification avoids delays to market, reduces cost, and eases traceability issues.
Ford Picks Alcoa's Tough, Fast Micromill Aluminum for 2016 F-150
Engineering Materials 
10/9/2015  Post a comment
Ford will be the first automaker to commercially use Alcoa's tough & fast Micromill aluminum alloy process and materials, debuting on several 2016 F-150 truck components. Alcoa will also license its Micromill process and materials technology to Danieli Group.
At Design News Event, Caterpillar Tells How 3D Printing Helps Low-Volume Production
10/8/2015  Post a comment
Caterpillar Inc. demonstrated this week at Design and Manufacturing Philadelphia that heavy industry can reap big benefits from 3D printing.
An Obsolete Part May Be Your Most Efficient Choice
10/8/2015  3 comments
The most efficient and ecologically sound automation system may be "eco obsolete" — an older system sustained with obsolete parts.
Design Your Own 3D-Printed Lenses With LUXeXceL's New Tools
Engineering Materials 
10/8/2015  2 comments
With two new tools from LUXeXceL, you can now create and print custom lens designs optimized for your particular application.
Product Development Outsourcing Agreements: What You Must Know
10/7/2015  Post a comment
The ways companies and their outside product development partners work together and divvy up success are evolving radically. Here's what you need to know no matter if you are an engineer or executive.
Latest Autodesk Fusion 360 Update Highlights Cloud Power
10/6/2015  Post a comment
The September release spotlights Autodesk's long-term strategy for provisioning of its CAD, CAM, and CAE software and its commitment to cloud delivery.
PLM and Digitalization Will Redefine Engineering and Manufacturing
10/5/2015  Post a comment
The transformative nature of designing and making things was the overarching, common theme at separate conferences held in Boston by two giants in the PLM space: Autodesk, with its Accelerate 2015, and Siemens’s Industry Analyst Conference 2015.
Motor Supplier Follows High Power, Low Weight Demands of Mobile Equipment
10/3/2015  Post a comment
Minnesota Electric Technology recently introduced a class of 3.6-inch permanent magnet DC motors for battery-powered (or solar-powered) equipment that occupies the 1/3 - 2 HP space.
3 Trends for The New World of Manufacturing
10/2/2015  2 comments
On Manufacturing Day, we take a look at the vast changes and top trends in manufacturing happening now.
How Manufacturers Can Put Safety First with SIL Compliance
10/2/2015  Post a comment
Safety Integrity Level compliance — a global standard for the safety level of control systems — is a key method manufacturers can use to ensure customers and partners that their products’ control systems are in top working order.
Will HP's 3D Printing Technology Revolutionize the Industry?
10/2/2015  3 comments
HP says its new 3D printing technology will finally deliver manufacturers the same quality as injection molding. Is it achievable?
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