United Grinding North America Inc. will officially open the doors of its new 110,000-sq.ft. headquarters in Miamisburg, (OH) on Nov. 3. The new ultramodern facility brings together under one roof the company’s cylindrical, surface, and profile grinding business units as well as its automation and rebuilding departments with the staff from its tool and cutter grinding machines and measurement systems sectors which were formerly located in Fredericksburg, (VA).
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What are companies looking for in manufacturing execution systems [MES] software?
The next “dynamic duo” may not involve humans at all. “Machine vision and robots make for a perfect marriage,” stated Klas Bengtsson, global product manager, vision systems for ABB Robotics (Auburn Hills, MI). This is not new. Vision and robotics have gone hand in hand for years.
China is now the largest single market for light duty vehicles, such as cars, light trucks, and sport utility vehicles.
3D printing has become the medium of the new technological revolution as its applications diversify from printing food to weapons, from clothing to industrial products. It is also finding more uses in the medical space, including Orthotics and Prosthetics (O&P).
As augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technologies come of age, manufacturers are finding easier ways to adopt these technologies on many fronts—from product development, to training, to maintenance and repair, to worker safety.
Automotive is one of the most highly-automated industries in the world, and it has been a leading force in expanding the use of industrial automation for decades. In fact, the first industrial robot in production was a Unimation UNIMATE that GM installed on a die-casting line in New Jersey in 1962.
Manufacturing is important to communities, regions, nations: In the US alone, manufacturing supports more than 17.6 million jobs—that’s one in six jobs–and accounts for nearly $6 trillion in GDP. More than 12 million Americans (9% of the workforce) are employed in manufacturing.
Manufacturing accelerated at its fastest rate in 13 years in September, fueled by new orders, production and job growth, the Institute for Supply Management (Tempe, AZ) said today.
Tackling the workforce skills gap issue involves dealing with not only experienced employees who have sharp subtractive manufacturing skills but have to be prodded to move into additive manufacturing (AM) but also newbies who still need to hone skills required to harness the promise of emerging technology, Atlas Stamping and Manufacturing CEO Lynda Prigodich-Reed said.