Business leaders must work together if the UK is to follow Germany into a new era of smart factories
Could collaborative “swarms” of worker robots help put humans out of harm’s way?
Australian gold mines could recover more of the precious metal following the deployment of an x-ray technique that rapidly and accurately detects gold in ore samples.
Researchers in the US have developed a way of building physical identification tags into 3D-printed products as an alternative to visible bar codes.
Intelligent factories that link up every part of the production chain with next generation wireless automation could mark a sea change in manufacturing
The Dewetron DEWE-FS test system provides driver guidance for predefined manoeuvres and it automatically determines lane deviation or delta yaw rates during those manoeuvres.
Aerotech has developed a line of materials, bearings, magnetics, electronics, feedback devices, motion controllers and software to meet the requirements of the nanotechnology industries.
Fronius has introduced the Accupocket 150/400, a portable welding unit that is powered by built-in lithium-ion rechargeable batteries for off-grid use. Applications include repair welding or site-erection work in remote terrain where there is no direct access to mains electricity.
A six-axis Kuka KR 30/15L robot from Kuka Robotics has been used to measure flow data at various points, helping Airbus monitor flow conditions on the wings of a model aircraft.
The pull-back chuck from 1st Machine Tool Accessories (1st MTA) is designed for internal gripping. The chuck is part of the PUE series from 1st MTA.
At the Mach 2014 exhibition taking place at the NEC in Birmingham, UK, from 7–11 April, Renishaw will highlight a range of process control solutions that it says will help tackle the increasing drive to lean manufacturing, from technologies for pre-process machine calibration, to online and offline post-process measurement. There will also be a significant focus on the company’s additive manufacturing (3D printing) systems.
CGTech, developer of the Vericut NC verification, optimisation and simulation software, has announced that its Vericut Reviewer Ipad app is now available free of charge through the Ipad App Store.