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Smart Motor For Industrial Machinery: Keeping It Simple

Sensors have been making their way into manufacturing facilities for some time now. These small, high-tech devices offer manufacturers a new way to see exactly how their facility is running and reporting any issues in real-time.  Integrating sensors into manufacturing equipment and machinery lets manufacturers foresee potential breakdowns and make repairs before unscheduled downtime wreaks havoc ...

Boeing’s Incredible UUV: New Doors Open In Deep Sea Exploration

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles' (UAV) have been all the rage as more people and businesses find new applications for this technology to improve their daily lives. Now, Boeing is looking to rework this technology into something that could help map a survey the deepest depths of our oceans. Boeing's 51-long unmanned undersea vehicle or UUV can scour the oceans for up to 6 months at a time without the ...

Aerospace Manufacturing Getting A Big Boost From Composite Materials

Composite materials like carbon fiber are quickly overtaking the popular material, aluminum when it comes to aerospace manufacturing. These materials offer unique advantages over the aluminum used in the body of aircrafts. Weight is reduced, no fatigue, and absolutely no corrosion, are the main benefits aerospace manufacturers are looking for when using composite materials. Carbon fiber is one ...

Where The Rubber Meets The Road: Generating Electricity Like Never Before

Goodyear looking to get high-tech as they announced their innovative new concept for tires that generate electricity as they drive or even when the car is parked. This impressive technology is still some time off, but Goodyear is making impressive strides to bring the technology to electric cars in the future. Like every other tire company, Goodyear is spending a lot of time and energy to ...

Oil Reached 2016 High’s and No Signs Of Slowing Down

There is no escaping the topic of crude oil prices, hitting extraordinary lows then rebounding to almost a 50% gain in just a few weeks, it's on everyone's mind. US demand is creeping higher and talks between OPEC (Oil and Petroleum Exporting Countries) and non-OPEC member Russia begin to heat up. Brent crude was up 1.5% at $42.19 a barrel early this morning after reaching a 2016 high of ...

U.S. Navy Putting 3D Printing To Work

The US Navy has some unique logistical hurdles to overcome when working on board one of America's impressive naval ships. If equipment breaks, or a component is needed on a mission, and the ship won't be returning to a port in days, if not weeks or months, there needs to be a way for them to manufacture their own equipment. A full-scale industrial production line is not practical to place on ...

3 Easy Ways To Boost Manufacturing Efficiency and Productivity: The Manufacturing Workforce

When looking to improve manufacturing efficiency and/or productivity, there are a host of solutions to choose from. Some involve implementing expensive technology, others consist of costly operation overhauls, but there may be an easier way. Focusing on the comfort of the workforce, ergonomics, when it comes to their procedures and projects could have a profound impact on the workforce's ...

Green From Start To Finish: New Battery Technology

An impressive initiative, led by a team of scientists from Vanderbilt University and George Washington University, has developed a way to actually make electric vehicles not only carbon neutral, but carbon negative. This innovative concept offers a unique way to look at energy storage that could have a dramatic impact on the future of the nation's power grid as well as the world. In a collab...

Metal 3D Printing Continues To Move Forward

MX3D, the innovative company looking to construct the first pedestrian 3D printed bridge is now working on a smaller project. The Dutch startup makes use of multi axis robotic arms to print objects that would be nearly impossible to manufacture with traditional 3D printers. They have assembled a team of students from TU Delft to assist in the development of a fully functional 3D printed stainless ...

Cyber Security: Protecting Your Business & Where You Can Turn

Cyber security has been a recurring topic among the manufacturing community and for very good reason. Facilities are becoming increasingly connected along with all links throughout the supply chain. This connectivity, although fostering innovation and open communication, can create new issues for manufacturers. A manufacturer might not be aware of the cyber threats, but more businesses each year ...