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Can You Hear Me Now?

Can You Hear Me Now?

Category: Technology Intelligence Jul 1, 2021

While we’re waiting for 5G to transform manufacturing – and it will, as it’s the only vastly scalable solution for a smart factory – have you ever wondered what the “G” in 5G even means? Gigahertz? Gigabits? That got us wondering about the about the history of 1, 2, 3 and 4G. Here’s a short trip down memory lane.

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ATI Sensor Goes to Mars!

ATI Sensor Goes to Mars!

Category: Technology Intelligence Mar 29, 2021

Engineers at ATI Industrial Automation are used to designing sensors for tough conditions, but nothing compares to Mars subzero surface temperatures and rugged terrain. The ATI Space-Rated Force/Torque sensor plays a key role in Perseverance’s efforts to gather samples from the Red Planet’s surface—a key element in NASA’s Mars Exploration Program.

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MTConnect's New Data Items for Additive Manufacturing, Robotics, and Machine Tools

MTConnect's New Data Items for Additive Manufacturing, Robotics, and Machine Tools

Category: Technology Intelligence Mar 4, 2021

The MTConnect® Institute released Version 1.6.0 of the MTConnect standard, the free, open industry terminology or “semantic vocabulary” for discrete manufacturing. The latest version has several important updates, including new data items – even one for humidity.

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NSF Advanced Manufacturing Program and Research Opportunities

NSF Advanced Manufacturing Program and Research Opportunities

Category: Technology Intelligence Feb 18, 2021

In his presentation, “NSF Advanced Manufacturing Program and Research Opportunities,” Khershed Cooper, program director at the National Science Foundation, will overview the myriad grant funding opportunities available for basic research in advanced manufacturing at NSF, what reviewers seek in proposals, examples of basic research currently being funded, and other important details of programs most relevant to manufacturing. 

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See How Embedding Sensors Can Save You Money

See How Embedding Sensors Can Save You Money

Category: Technology Intelligence Feb 18, 2021

In his presentation on Monday, February 22, 2021, “Introducing a Plug-and-Play Autonomous Machining System Using Embedded Machine Sensors,” Lou Zhang, director of data science at MachineMetrics, discussed the company’s innovative new approach to predictive maintenance using embedded sensors on equipment to collect 1000 data points per second.

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“We Were IIoT Before IIoT Existed”

“We Were IIoT Before IIoT Existed”

Category: Technology Intelligence Feb 15, 2021

As manufacturing reconnects its supply chains, shops embracing digital technologies are meeting market demands faster. Here are 10 actions that helped this Nebraska machine shop become the factory of the future.

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Award-Winning Shop Offers 10 Tips For Digital Manufacturing Excellence

Award-Winning Shop Offers 10 Tips For Digital Manufacturing Excellence

Category: Technology Intelligence Feb 1, 2021

Necessity is the mother of innovation.  This is how a small-town factory of the future came to be. Discover 10 tips you can do right now to upgrade your plant to save time and money.

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Electric & Autonomous Vehicle Market: How to Prepare

Electric & Autonomous Vehicle Market: How to Prepare

Category: Technology Intelligence Jan 26, 2021

How fast is the electrical vehicle market growing? When will self-driving vehicles be on the road? With production for both increasing, here are tips to prepare for a future that promises a high-mix, lower-volume operation from a recent webinar hosted by Today’s Motor Vehicles and Today’s eMobility.

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