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Eaton Begins Metal 3D Printing Program

Power management company Eaton said its Vehicle Group is implementing a new 3D metal printing program as a part of its Industry 4.0 strategy to reduce development time and improve efficiency.

Autonomous Mobile Robots Drive Manufacturing Versatility

Robotics have come a long way since the first industrial robot was installed at General Motors. Denise Ebenhoech, Regional Head of Advanced Robotics Applications at KUKA Robotics, sits down with Chris Mahar, Associate Editor, to discuss recent developments within mobile robots. From cleans rooms to job shops to moving entire airplane assemblies, autonomous mobile robots are helping manufacturers succeed in today’s advanced manufacturing landscape.

The Growing Role of Automation in Finishing Operations

Finishing operations have traditionally been manual, but automation and robotics are making major inroads in this key manufacturing process. In this podcast, Alan Rooks, Editor in Chief of Manufacturing Engineering magazine talks with Normand Stoycheff, Business Development Manager for AV&R, and Giovanni Bevilacqua, Business Development Manager also with AV&R about emerging trends in automation/robotics; the main reasons allowing robotics to evolve from traditional pick-and-drop usage to more elaborate processes; how robots help the surface finishing process throughout the industry; and how surface finishing operations are developing the capability to inspect and repair.

Welding Automation Addresses Skills Shortage

Like just about every other manufacturing operation, welding has made the leap into the 21st century with automation, agile manufacturing processes, and offline programming.

Desktop Metal Receives DoD Award

Desktop Metal said it received an award from the Department of Defense to develop an additive manufacturing process capable of mass-producing Cobalt-free hardmetals.

Need for PPE Launches New Non-Profit Manufacturing Firm

Design engineer Glen Dobbs has talent, curiosity, resourcefulness, and perhaps the most important attribute of all—a big heart. Dobbs is the President and CEO of LoganTech, a manufacturer of several lines of communications devices for nonverbal and visually impaired individuals.