Advanced Manufacturing Now
Universal Robots' Milestone
Advanced Manufacturing Now
September 26, 2018
 
2018 Edition of IMTS Sets Records for Attendance, Exhibitors
2018 Edition of IMTS Sets Records for Attendance, Exhibitors
This month's International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) set records for the number of people registered to attend and for number of exhibitors, the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT) said. More than 129,000 registered to attend and more than 2,500 exhibitors were at the event. Both marks broke previous records set in 2016. AMT credited interest in increased technology on the factory on the floor for the new records.
Advanced Digital Manufacturing Through Integrated CAM
Advanced Digital Manufacturing Through Integrated CAM
This webinar serves review of the latest integrated CAD/CAM technology will be provided, along with real-world examples of how this technology is being used to automate the design through manufacturing process. Topics will include Smart Manufacturing & Industry 4.0, design for manufacture, the latest CAM technology for SOLIDWORKS, digital manufacturing using Model Based Design (MBD) and Product Manufacturing Information (PMI), and the expanding SOLIDWORKS manufacturing eco-system.

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Manufacturing Institute DMDII Has a New Chief
Manufacturing Institute DMDII Has a New Chief
The Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII; Chicago) has a new leader, effective Sept. 26. "I want to grow it and take it the next step—into a fully formed operating company,” said Chandra Brown, the group's new executive director. DMDII is one of the Manufacturing USA institutes charged with assisting academics, non-profits and companies in commercializing new manufacturing technology. The DMDII post had been vacant since May. 
Living on the Edge: What is Edge IoT and Why Does it Matter in Manufacturing?
Living on the Edge: What is Edge IoT and Why Does it Matter in Manufacturing?
As leaders in Edge Computing, ADLINK has provided the missing link to many Connected Factory projects for over 20 years (yes, before IoT was a buzzword) so we’ve seen a thing or two- good, bad, and ugly. Connectivity doesn’t start at the cloud and it doesn’t start with sensors, it starts at the Edge, where machine data is actually produced. And it doesn’t have to be complicated. We are vendor agnostic, a manufacturer ourselves, and have a special ability to connect the unconnected, and stream real-time machine data anywhere, regardless of the machine language, sensor protocol, or data type. If you believe a “Connected Machine” shouldn’t be complicated, and are curious to learn more about life at the Edge, then this webinar is for you.

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Former Navy SEAL Tells IMTS Audience What It Takes to Be a Success
Former Navy SEAL Tells IMTS Audience What It Takes to Be a Success
During IMTS this month in Chicago, machine tool builder Hurco sponsored an entrepreneur seminar by Eli Crane, a former U.S. Navy SEAL and owner of Bottle Breacher, located in Tucson, AZ. Bottle Breacher is one of the fastest growing veteran owned and operated businesses in that state. Crane shared with attendees his experiences as a Navy SEAL, contestant on “Shark Tank” and business owner, and how these experiences have helped him build a business and life mission.
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Universal Robots Highlights New Model, Sells 25,000th Cobot
Universal Robots Highlights New Model, Sells 25,000th Cobot
Universal Robots (UR, Odense, Denmark) used this month's IMTS show to highlight its newest line of robots, the e-series,  launch a new application builder tool; and announced the sale of its 25,000th cobot – the most of any provider in the space.
Discover the Newest Solutions
Discover the Newest Solutions
Attending the Automation Fair® event equips you with innovative strategies to help you become more globally competitive and productive with The Connected Enterprise. At the event, you will gain in-depth industry knowledge by attending hands-on labs and sessions. You’ll experience the latest technologies at exhibits and be able to network with industry experts and peers.

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PLE: Creating Products in Classified Environments
PLE: Creating Products in Classified Environments
Aerospace and defense companies are faced with daunting security challenges as products become increasingly sophisticated. As product complexity grows—integrating thousands of software, electrical and mechanical parts—the security risks and organizational hurdles grow in tandem. Paul Clements, a vice president of BigLever Software, writes about how product line engineering (PLE) fits into the picture. 
Lessons from Mom
Lessons from Mom
Barb Dorumsgaard and Cynthia Blue are sisters and co-owners of NTM Inc., a Minneapolis machine shop and grinding house a few blocks east of the Mississippi River. Twenty years ago, their mother Marianne assumed ownership of the company after the sudden passing of her husband their father. Read this edition of Humans of Manufacturing to see how this family used manufacturing to preserve their fathers legacy.

Humans of Manufacturing shares personal stories from the voices of manufacturers, while also showcasing how the industry today is advanced and highly-valued. SME is looking for individuals—from CEOs and technicians to students and apprentices—in the manufacturing industry that have a unique story to tell.

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WMU Opens Manufacturing Lab in Downtown Grand Rapids, MI
WMU Opens Manufacturing Lab in Downtown Grand Rapids, MI
The Advanced Manufacturing Partnership Laboratory opened its doors last week for industry leaders to have a first look at the new instructional manufacturing facility. It occupies the first two floors of Western Michigan University's downtown Grand Rapids, MI, location. The facility is intended to cultivate the next generation of engineers, designers, and other skilled individuals to serve the manufacturing industry. The AMP Lab includes 3D printers, a CAD/CAM lab and other facilities.
How to use Machine Vision for Manufacturing 4.0
How to use Machine Vision for Manufacturing 4.0
You collect data from across the plant floor to drive the profitability and competitiveness of your plant. But have you included your machine vision images and data?

Download this e-book to explore how and why machine vision images and data should be integrated with the rest of your process and test data.

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How Industry 4.0 is Advancing in Michigan
How Industry 4.0 is Advancing in Michigan
Kevin Kerrigan, senior vice president in the automotive office at the Michigan Economic Development Corp., discusses in a podcast how MEDC is helping Industry 4.0 gain traction in Michigan. He gets into how Michigan supports  Automation Alley, which works to demystify new technology for smaller manufacturers, as well as Manufacturing USA institutes LIFT and IACMI. 
3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing in Medicine
3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing in Medicine
Applications of 3D printing in medicine are growing. Combining medical imaging and the unique capabilities of additive manufacturing to create patient-matched models as well as porous structures in metal and scaffolds for tissue fabrication, use is growing.

This webinar will explore, for both device and point-of-care (hospital) manufacturers:
 •   recent developments,
 •   different application areas,
 •   primary factors supporting growth, and
 •   challenges that are being addressed.
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Highlights of the Metalcutting Pavilion of IMTS
Highlights of the Metalcutting Pavilion of IMTS
Contributing Editor James Lorincz provides a look at the highlights of the Metalcutting Pavillion at this year's IMTS show. One focus was the increased digital features of metalcutting machines.
2018 Italian Technology Awards Call for Papers - Deadline September 21st
2018 Italian Technology Awards Call for Papers - Deadline September 21st
ME is once again partnering with the Italian Trade Agency to announce its "Call for Papers" for the 2018 Italian Technology Awards. The Italian Technology Award Program is comprised of a competition asking upper-level students attending premier U.S. universities to submit a paper on the relative innovation taking place in mechanical engineering related industries and the issues they face. Winners of the Italian Technology Awards, per each of the three award programs, selected as having the best submissions, will be awarded an ONE-week trip to Italy with activities scheduled Nov. 4-11.

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