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Category: R&D


Process, R&D

Accelerate manufacturing innovation with secure access controls

February 6, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

Manufacturing is going through a technological resurgence that is transforming the modern factory. Today we are seeing data-driven factories, with an unstoppable integration of connected systems and devices. Gartner predicts that 25 billion Internet-connected things will be in operation by […]


Process, Production, R&D

Is Your Shop Ready for 3D Printing?

February 5, 2018

Via: MFRTech

For Andrew Tordanato, Diversified Manufacturing Technologies president, getting into 3D printing was a natural evolution. His family owns Mohawk Manufacturing, a metal stamping operation that has been in business since 1921. In 2015, the company added a metal 3D printing […]


Process, R&D

Creating the Digital Future in Brownfield Plants

January 30, 2018

Via: Automation World

The biggest hurdle for most manufacturing and processing facilities isn’t accepting the idea that connected devices and systems can improve operations and business performance. It’s the question of how to implement the necessary technologies and procedures within an existing facility […]


Process, R&D

Get Smarter Automotive Manufacturing Faster

January 29, 2018

Via: Industry Week

The automotive industry is no stranger to big data. For decades automakers have collected and analyzed data from warranty claims, maintenance reports and increasingly smarter, more connected vehicles to improve consumer experience, dealership performance and vehicle quality. While these activities […]


Process, R&D

Nottingham University’s robotics research centre is complete

January 26, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

The Advanced Manufacturing Building, located on the campus of the University of Nottingham, is complete. The £30mn (US$42.7mn) facility will focus high-tech and innovative 3D printing and robotics research, as it targets manufacturing of the future. The site will become […]


Process, R&D

Seeing Smart Manufacturing in Taiwan

January 23, 2018

Via: MFRTech

“Smart manufacturing” is one of many broad-brush terms describing the collection and use of production data to make better, more informed decisions to improve efficiencies on the plant floor. In our world, this relates to obtaining data from networked machine […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas, Process, R&D

Expanded Measurement Systems for Aerospace, Automotive Applications

January 19, 2018

Via: MFRTech

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence announced the expansion of its high-throughput and high-accuracy HTA Measurement solution for airplane engine and powertrain applications. The new technology packages deliver reduced measurement cycles and rich data sets for manufacturers looking to integrate dimensional inspection more […]


Process, R&D

Disruptive Technologies in Manufacturing

January 18, 2018

Via: Automation World

When thinking about the term “disruptive technologies,” I focus on disruptive technologies used in manufacturing because manufacturing is where I spend my life. But it’s also true that most of the disruptive technologies we currently talk about have applications both […]


Process, R&D

The University of Bristol to lead regenerative material manufacturing

January 11, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

A seven-institution consortium, including the University of Bristol, has received £2.7mn (US$3.65mn) in funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. The consortium will be running the three year-long Manufacturing Immortality Project, which will conduct the development of new, […]


Process, Production, R&D

Can You 3D Print Metal Parts in Space? Of Course

January 10, 2018

Via: Industry Week

Sending metal parts up to orbiting satellites and rockets is a slow and expensive process. So why not put the factory in orbit, too? That idea isn’t as outlandish as it might sound. Made In Space, a Mountain View, California-based […]