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Category: R & D


Design & Planning, Process, R & D

Did COVID-19 help reveal the path forward for industry?

September 11, 2020

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

While initially concerned at the impact of remote work mandated as part of COVID-19 safe working practices, many industrial leaders were encouraged to find the use of manufacturing executions systems (MESs) and plant data repositories (Historians) reduced the challenge of […]


Process, R & D

Who Are the Biggest Manufacturers in Europe?

September 11, 2020

Via: Industry Today

Manufacturing is one of the biggest industries in the world. From food and furniture to packaging and cars, almost all of the items we use on a daily basis have been manufactured by somebody – so it’s no surprise that […]


Process, Quality Control, R & D

Optimizing Machine Performance with Industry 4.0 and Calibration

September 8, 2020

Via: Quality Magazine

There’s an old saying that a chain is only as strong as its weakest link. Throughout the years, that expression has been adapted to fit different situations, including a “team is only as strong as its weakest player” or “your […]


Process, R & D

How AI Helps Boost Mining Safety and Profitability

August 19, 2020

Via: Industry Today

The adoption of digital technology in the heavy-duty industry, such as mining and mineral processing, has taken longer compared to other industries, such as oil and gas. Although both are very intensive users of large assets, there is a widespread […]


Process, Production, R & D

When Should You Use 3D Printing for Production?

August 13, 2020

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

3D printing is one of the most flexible and cost-effective prototyping methods. There are few better ways to test designs at a cost-effective price point, helping designers iterate through the rapid prototyping development cycle from low-fidelity concept models to near-production […]


Process, R & D

Reshoring America’s Manufacturing Through Smart Manufacturing

August 11, 2020

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

When I joined Plex Systems as CEO, it was a natural next step in my career of working at the intersection of manufacturing and technology. I am passionate about helping companies embrace smart manufacturing. At Plex, we help make companies […]


Process, Quality Control, R & D

How Machine Tool Feedback Can Reveal or Hide Axis Errors

August 10, 2020

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

Solutions for avoiding thermally induced dimensional deviations of workpieces have become more crucial than ever for the machine tool building industry. Thermal drift is primarily caused by feed axes on the basis of recirculating ball screws. The temperature distribution along […]


Process, R & D

3 Steps to Integrate IT Products in Industry

August 7, 2020

Via: Industry Today

More than 50 % of companies around the world have faced difficulties when initiating digital transformation, because the technologies they use are outdated. In 2017 and 2018, 63 % of companies in Russia started out on this journey. It is […]


Process, R & D

Industrial Internet Consortium Chairs Share Plans for Future Industry Guidance

August 6, 2020

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

The chairs of Industrial Internet Consortium® (IIC™) task groups and working groups shared their proposals for future industry guidance following the IIC Quarterly Member Meeting, which took place virtually from June 22 – 26, 2020. Here is a summary of […]


Process, R & D

Digital Manufacturing and IIoT: A Platform for Success

July 24, 2020

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) is already revolutionizing the entire manufacturing industry. Disruptive innovations like AI, machine learning, VR and AR are impacting global supply chains every day, but manufacturers are unable to take full advantage of IIoT. Currently, manufacturers […]