PLCs, PACs November 26, 2022

Custom algorithm used to solve challenges with robotic layer forming and de-tray system

AMT and Gojo Industries, Inc. worked together to create two robotic cells to function in part with their conveyor system, a de-tray operation and a layer forming system.

By Michael Horth
Courtesy: PERC
PLCs, PACs September 24, 2022

Forklift manufacturers impacted by geopolitical climate

Supply chain and geopolitical issues are causing a huge pressure on forklift manufacturers, resulting in increased lead times.

By Maya Xiao
PLCs, PACs September 14, 2022

Protecting the digital manufacturing supply chain while promoting innovation

Organizations must be constantly vigilant with not only their own cybersecurity practices, but also with those of their suppliers.

By Gary Cohen
Most of the more than 100 guests at the Festo 50th Anniversary Gala held in Cincinnati had their pictures taken with the Bionic Swift and Butterfly – Festo flying robots modeled after nature. From left to right: Frank Notz, Festo Management Board Member; Bill Gerbig, President of Ralph W. Earl; and Mark Snyder, Director of Festo North America Channel Management. Courtesy of: Festo U.S.
PLCs, PACs August 16, 2022

Manufacturer marks 50 years with manufacturing, R&D expansions

Festo marks its 50th anniversary with expansions to its Mason, Ohio, campus, which will be the site of a global production center and expanded technology engineering center.

By Festo Corporation
PLCs, PACs August 14, 2022

Researchers 3D-print strong, ductile nanostructured alloy

Researchers have 3D printed a dual-phase, nanostructured high-entropy alloy that exceeds the strength and ductility of other additively manufactured materials.

By Melinda Rose
PLCs, PACs August 2, 2022

Researchers develop faster, more precise 3D-printing process

Multiplexed fused filament fabrication (MF3) is a faster, more precise 3D-printing technique developed by Rutgers University researchers.

By Greg Bruno
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media and Technology
PLCs, PACs June 8, 2022

What to do about manufacturing disruption

Manufacturing disruption is every manufacturer’s worst nightmare and work to avoid it by analyzing risk and managing supply chains.

By Trent Maw
Chinedum Okwudire and students in his lab at the University of Michigan demonstrated an early version of the FBS software in 2017. Courtesy of: Evan Dougherty, Michigan Engineering.
PLCs, PACs June 6, 2022

Software that doubles 3D printing speeds

Ulendo's software solution for printing parts compensates for vibrations without slowing down.

By Kate McAlpine
The new 3D printing system could make it easier to print intricate designs while saving time and material. Courtesy of: Stanford University
PLCs, PACs June 3, 2022

Developing a better way to do 3D printing

Engineers at Stanford and Harvard have laid the groundwork for a new 3D printing system that doesn’t require an object be printed from the bottom up.

By Laura Castañón
Courtesy: Brett Sayles
PLCs, PACs May 31, 2022

Two essential smart factory transformation components

Smart factory transformation is the future. If you can’t create a relationship between people and devices, you’ll be left behind.

By Trent Maw