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Tag: engineering


Process, Production

Battery manufacturing project develops novel laser patterning process to alter electrode microstructure

February 14, 2024

Via: Phys.org

Gotham City’s Dark Knight boasts an impressive collection of technological marvels, but the superhero scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have cutting-edge capabilities of their own. A recent battery manufacturing project—affectionately called BatMan—has […]


News

Less Than Two-thirds of Manufacturing Leaders Consider Their People When Making Organisational Changes

February 6, 2024

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

Organisational changes are commonplace, from changes in management structure and departmental responsibilities through to implementing a new organisation-wide IT platform. However, latest research from O.C. Tanner reveals that just 65 per cent of manufacturing leaders take their employees into account […]


Process, Production

Processing biochar into pellets to offset emissions in concrete production

January 8, 2024

Via: Phys.org

To achieve the goal of a climate-neutral Switzerland by 2050, strategies and processes with a negative CO2 balance are necessary. These so-called negative emission technologies (NET) are intended to counterbalance the remaining “hard-to-avoid” emissions in 2050 and should help ensure […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas

The Engineering Unlocking America’s Energy Potential

December 20, 2023

Via: Industry Today

Ask the average person today about new engineering feats in the energy world and they’re most likely to bring up renewables. While these new and promising forms of energy are undoubtedly deserving of attention, incredible progress in established energy sources […]


Process, R & D

Manufacturers Slow to Adopt AI, Report Finds

December 11, 2023

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

As advancements in generative AI attract attention across industries, the manufacturing industry is slow to adopt AI technologies, according to a new industry report. The latest Sikich Industry Pulse found that one-fifth of manufacturing executives have no plans to incorporate […]


Logistics, Process

Ultimation Industries Shares Five Industry Trends Shaping Material Handling in 2024

December 1, 2023

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

Economic conditions and other factors are driving manufacturers and distributors to look for creative ways to gain more efficiency and productivity from their material handling operations, according to Ultimation Industries. “Warehouses and distribution centers are evolving based on the changing […]


Process, Production

Converting a steel mill to climate-neutral steel production

December 1, 2023

Via: Phys.org

Steel production causes significant emissions of carbon dioxide. To decarbonize steel production and its high carbon dioxide emissions, Fraunhofer researchers, TS ELINO GmbH and Salzgitter AG are working on converting an existing steel mill to climate-neutral production methods. The aim […]


News, Process, Quality Control

Nikon Selects Aeva in Multi-year Production Agreement to Power Next Generation of High Precision Industrial Metrology Inspection Products

November 6, 2023

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

Aeva, a leader in next-generation sensing and perception systems, today announced a production win with Nikon Corporation (JPX: Nikon), a pioneer in optical technology markets and a global manufacturer and supplier of metrology and inspection equipment for the industrial automation […]


Process, R & D

Engineering a Better Future for U.S. Manufacturing

November 6, 2023

Via: Industry Today

Envisioning the future of U.S. manufacturing from an engineering research viewpoint was the purpose of the March 2023 event convened by the Engineering Research Visioning Alliance (ERVA), an initiative funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF). The event convened […]


News

New joint venture between Mitsubishi Electric Corporation and Visual Components to lead digital manufacturing into a new era

November 2, 2023

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

Finnish based developer of 3D simulation software, Visual Components, today announces that following a long-term collaboration with Mitsubushi Electric Corporation (MELCO), the two companies are working together in a joint venture to establish a new company, ME Industrial Simulation Software […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Green hydrogen could reach economic viability through the co-production of valuable chemicals

October 5, 2023

Via: Phys.org

It already works: there are several approaches to using solar energy to split water and produce hydrogen. Unfortunately, this “green” hydrogen has so far been more expensive than “gray” hydrogen from natural gas. A study by the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) […]


News

Siemens makes a complete private 5G solution available to industry

September 28, 2023

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

For the first time, the technology company Siemens is launching a private infrastructure developed in-house for the 5G mobile communications standard. The solution enables industrial companies to build their own local 5G networks that will provide optimal support for automation […]


Process, R & D

Mastercam Announces New Add-On for Additive Manufacturing

September 13, 2023

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

Mastercam, the world’s leading CAD/CAM software, has announced a new Add-On product, Mastercam APlus® by CAMufacturing Solutions, which was designed for additive manufacturing. APlus can be used with Mastercam Mill, Lathe, or Router licenses. Using the same interface Mastercam users […]


Process, R & D

Why Manufacturers Should be All-in on Automation

July 31, 2023

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

While the continued evolution of automation technology holds exciting possibilities for virtually every industry, perhaps the area where it could make the greatest impact soon is that of automation. Over the next five years, it’s estimated that 25% of industrial […]


Process, R & D

7 Ways to Get ROI from Robotics Integration in Manufacturing

July 19, 2023

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

Technology is rapidly reshaping the way business is conducted, particularly for manufacturers. Robotics are poised to transform the entire manufacturing industry, and many business leaders are finding themselves faced with difficult decisions in regards to automation and robotics in their […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Dry manufacturing process offers path to cleaner, more affordable high-energy EV batteries

July 18, 2023

Via: Phys.org

The lithium-ion batteries used to power electric vehicles are key to a clean energy economy. But their electrodes are usually made using a wet slurry with toxic solvents, an expensive manufacturing approach that poses health and environmental risks. Early experiments […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Titanium oxide material lets sunlight drive green hydrogen production

July 13, 2023

Via: Phys.org

Clean energy plans, including the U.S. Infrastructure Investment Act’s “Clean Hydrogen Road Map,” are counting on hydrogen as a fuel of the future. But current hydrogen separation technology is still falling short of efficiency and sustainability goals. As part of […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Rooftop solar panels could power one third of US manufacturing sector, claims study

May 11, 2023

Via: Phys.org

Mounted on the rooftops of industrial buildings, solar panels could meet the entire electricity demand of up to 35% of U.S. manufacturers. A new study, published in Environmental Research: Infrastructure and Sustainability, investigates the feasibility of meeting these electricity demands […]


Process, R & D

Using IoT to get your competitive edge in manufacturing.

April 21, 2023

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

Chief Information Officers (CIOs) in South Africa’s manufacturing sector face a challenging operating environment with increasing competition, rand/dollar volatility, higher customer expectations, load shedding and shorter innovation cycles. Technology is essential to keep up with the pace of change, drive […]


Process, R & D

Top 5 Questions to Ask When Evaluating IIOT Technology Solutions

April 12, 2023

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

Manufacturers transitioning to Industry 4.0 have a lot of decisions to make. One of them is choosing an IIOT technology solution that best fits their needs and business goals. Since it’s new and unknown territory for most which leaves many […]