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Robotics and Smart Automation Change the Packaging Game
10/25/2016  1 comment
Both traditional automation companies and startups are developing technologies to improve processes on the factory floor, while smart sensors and other IoT-related technologies are improving how products are handled during transport and across the supply chain.
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10/25/2016  Post a comment
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Who Needs a Smart Staff When You Have Remote Monitoring?
10/24/2016  2 comments
Remote monitoring now looks beyond the individual motor or conveyor and instead views the process from end to end.
Fine Powder 3D Printing With Metal and Ceramic
Product News 
10/21/2016  Post a comment
Fine powder printing of industry-standard metal and ceramic powders with a grain size of less than 10 microns is now available from industrial 3D printer maker ExOne for its Innovent printer.
Composites Startup First To License ORNL's Fast, Cheap Carbon Fiber
Engineering Materials 
10/13/2016  3 comments
LeMond Composites, founded by three-time Tour de France cycling champion Greg LeMond, is the first to license a new carbon fiber production method invented by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) that's faster, cheaper, and greener.
The Extraordinary Tale of the Raspberry Pi 
10/11/2016  5 comments
Raspberry Pi founder Eben Upton will deliver a keynote Oct. 26 at the ARM TechCon conference in Santa Clara, Calif.
Web-Enabled HMIs in Automation
10/11/2016  1 comment
Web programming concepts and technologies including HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript are poised to create a new breed of web-enabled HMIs.
Did You Attend One of the Top 20 US Engineering Schools?
10/4/2016  8 comments
This list of top engineering schools combines a wide range of criteria that make up a quality engineering program.
FDI Opens New Path for Process Automation Fieldbuses
10/4/2016  Post a comment
The final release of the Field Device Integration (FDI) cross-protocol development IDE is a milestone for instrument and process automation manufacturers developing fieldbus solutions.
Flexible Manufacturing Reduces Costs, Increases Variety ... Think Oreo
10/3/2016  Post a comment
Creating product variety in the manufacturing process has been costly. Yet the high cost of variety is coming down now that advanced manufacturing equipment is modular and flexible.
Automation Vendors Validate the Importance of IoT
9/30/2016  Post a comment
Two studies by leading companies show that energy plants are bullish on deploying IoT. They’re using connectivity for planning, productivity gains, and safety.
Overmolding Gets Big Boost from Proto Labs
Product News 
9/30/2016  Post a comment
Proto Labs, known for its super-fast-turn prototyping and low-volume production services with multiple materials and processes, has added another service to its repertoire: rapid overmolding.
Critical Security Controls Could Thwart 70% of Cyber Attacks
9/29/2016  1 comment
Most cyber attacks could be avoided by adopting a list of Critical Security Controls that were created by the Center for Internet Security. That’s the message from Steve Mustard of the Automation Federation.
How 3D Printing Can Be More Than Prototyping
Engineering Materials 
9/29/2016  1 comment
How 3D printing fits into the digital thread, and the relationship between its uses for prototyping and for manufacturing, was the subject of a talk by Proto Labs' Rich Baker at last week's Design & Manufacturing Minneapolis.
The Revitalization of Design & Manufacturing
9/26/2016  Post a comment
Design and manufacturing need each other -- and the engineers behind them. Don’t forget that.
Human Error Causes Most Engineering Disasters
9/23/2016  24 comments
A study by the Swiss government determined the type of human errors that lead to engineering disasters and ranked those errors by percentage.
Sensor's Resolution Is Less Than the Diameter of an Atom
Product News 
9/23/2016  Post a comment
A new linear encoder will offer measurement resolution of about 31 picometers -- less than the diameter of an atom -- when it hits the market in prototype form later this year.
In the Zombie Apocalypse, People Scream for the Internet
9/21/2016  2 comments
According to Cambium Networks, the top choice of help during a widespread emergency is the Internet.
Coupling Offers Greater Concentricity for High-Speed Spindles
Product News 
9/21/2016  Post a comment
A new coupling for high-speed spindle motors promises greater shaft concentricity and smoother running for milling and grinding machines.
Do You Have the Classic Traits of a Great Engineer?
9/20/2016  10 comments
Here are the 10 traits of a great engineer. check to see how many of these traits you possess.
Big Data and Cloud Computing Have Moved into Design
9/20/2016  Post a comment
Design engineers are using big data to gather product usage information from the field and circulate it into design decisions. Much of that data is now processed in the cloud.
Industrial Cooling Unit Cuts Energy Consumption by 75%
Electronics News 
9/19/2016  4 comments
Using a hybrid design, a new cooling unit promises to cut energy consumption by a whopping 75% when it removes heat from electronic enclosures.
New Nanoscale Structures Give Metals a Boost
Engineering Materials 
9/19/2016  Post a comment
How can automakers, aerospace contractors, and other OEMs get new metal alloys that are stronger, harder, and can survive ever higher temperatures? One way is to redesign their crystalline structures at the nanoscale and microscale.
Metals AM Tech Joins CNC in Lower-Cost Hybrid Machines
Product News 
9/16/2016  Post a comment
Three new commercial systems unveiled at IMTS combine Optomec's LENS blown powder metal AM print engine technology with Fryer Machine Systems' conventional compact mill CNC vertical milling platforms. They're priced far below typical hybrid systems.
New Automation Technology Requires New ROI Calculations
9/16/2016  Post a comment
A new study from MAPI suggests that automation technology can change production so significantly, it requires a new ROI calculation.
Submit Your Nominations for the ARM TechCon Innovation Challenge Awards
9/15/2016  Post a comment
Nominations are now being accepted for the ARM TechCon 2016 Innovation Challenge Awards. Highlight your most innovative product today.
Safe Robot Works Well with Others ... Humans to Be Exact
9/15/2016  Post a comment
A sensor-equipped robot at IMTS 2016 demonstrated that it can safely work with humans without the need for a safety cage.
Smart Technology Is Replacing the Knowledgeable Baby Boomer
9/14/2016  7 comments
Advanced manufacturing equipment now provides a level of plant understanding that goes beyond the knowledge of experienced automation engineers.
Tooling & Fixtures: The Unsung Application for 3D Printing
Engineering Materials 
9/14/2016  Post a comment
Although a lot of the excitement about 3D printing and additive manufacturing surrounds its ability to make end-products and functional prototypes, some often ignored applications are the big improvements that can come by using it for tooling, jigs, and fixtures.
7 Things Every Engineering Student Needs to Know
9/13/2016  8 comments
The lesson that every engineering graduate quickly learns after graduating college is that despite being educated for years on engineering theories and practices, they are ill prepared for the real world.
'Sewbo' Robot System Automates Fabric Sewing in 3D
9/13/2016  Post a comment
An industrial robot arm works with a sewing machine to construct an entire garment, not previously possible because of the inability of most robotic arms to handle limp, flexible fabrics.
IoT Needs Security All the Way Down to the Sensors
9/12/2016  3 comments
Embedded applications are far more vulnerable to security risks than most engineers realize, an expert will tell attendees at the upcoming Design & Manufacturing Show in Minneapolis.
When Manufacturing Becomes a Video Game
9/9/2016  1 comment
Advances in manufacturing are pushing the plant toward a fully digital operation with flexibility, speed, and efficiency.
Watch This 3D Printing Composite Filament Easily Survive Torture Test
Product News 
9/8/2016  Post a comment
A very tough, resilient, and lightweight 3D printing composite filament called FilaOne Gray can hold more than 1,000 times its own weight and bends instead of breaking. The secret? Carbon nanotube reinforcement.
Engineering Salaries and Job Prospects Are Growing Slowly
9/7/2016  8 comments
New data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows tepid salary and job growth for engineers.
Suppliers Offer Faster Servos, Safer Motion, and Eco-Friendly Power Supplies
Product News 
9/5/2016  Post a comment
New automation and motion products from Yaskawa, Pilz, and TDK-Lambda meet the growing trends of faster, more efficient, and cleaner motion equipment.
Plant Security: The Moving Threat, the Effective Response
9/1/2016  Post a comment
Alan Grau of Icon Labs analyzes new cyber threats and emerging protection strategies.
The Shop Floor Slowly Adopts Mobile Technology
8/31/2016  Post a comment
Mobile technology is slowly gaining ground on the plant floor, even with indications of high ROI.
Belden's New System Taps Into Plant Data From Afar
Product News 
8/30/2016  Post a comment
Belden and Secomea have developed a remote access system that gives users a plug-and-play connection to plant assets.
15 Engineering Jobs That Top the Pay Scale
8/29/2016  3 comments
Here are some of the top-paying jobs available to engineers as they grow in their careers.
Stratasys Will Show Breakthrough 3D Printing Tech at IMTS
Product News 
8/29/2016  Post a comment
Stratasys will be exhibiting two groundbreaking large-scale additive manufacturing technologies, as well as other new products, next month at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago.
The Tools Have Arrived for the Fully Digital Plant
8/26/2016  Post a comment
Obtaining the benefits of a fully digital plant requires IoT connectivity and foresight in the planning process.
IoT Sensor Systems: Start With a Clear Vision of Success
8/25/2016  Post a comment
Determining the quantities and location of sensors in an Internet of Things application requires a thorough problem statement and a clear vision of success, an expert will tell engineers at the upcoming Design & Manufacturing Show in Minneapolis.
What the Paycheck of a 2016 Engineering Grad Will Look Like
8/24/2016  2 comments
2016 engineering grads can expect to earn an average salary of $65,000 right out of the gate. Petroleum engineers' wallets are much fatter, though -- they are expected to earn about $20K more.
Packaging Gets All Dressed Up for Advanced Manufacturing
8/24/2016  Post a comment
From IoT and M2M to flexible robotics and consumer HMI, the advances in smart manufacturing are being deployed on the packaging floor.
Safety Advances for Plant Robots
Product News 
8/19/2016  Post a comment
ABB's SafeMove2 provides a robot safety system designed to allow robots and humans to work side-by-side.
The Digital Plant Will Transform Industries
8/18/2016  1 comment
A panel discussion at the Advanced Technology Conference in Minneapolis in September will look at the disruptive advances in digital manufacturing.
GE Takes the Digital Pulse of the Plant
8/17/2016  1 comment
GE Digital's Plant Pulse Optimizer gathers plant data from disparate systems and displays it together on one screen.
The 20 Best Cities for Engineering Jobs
8/16/2016  2 comments
If you are an engineer looking for a new gig, it may be time to move. Forbes and SpareFoot.com both weighed in recently with their top cities in which to secure the best engineering jobs, and they clearly disagree.
5 Communications Skills Needed to Advance an Engineering Career
8/10/2016  5 comments
While it is not necessarily important for engineers to become great public speakers or authors, it is increasingly important for them to possess effective communication skills. Here’s why.
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