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Hybrid Manufacturing Technologies: Combining the Benefits of CNC Machining and 3D Printing

Somewhere in between conventional and 3D printing is a technology known throughout the industry as ‘Hybrid Manufacturing’. This form of manufacturing combines the unique production techniques of subtractive and additive manufacturing offering plenty of benefits for manufacturers. These two techniques used together deliver the precision of subtractive manufacturing while giving the freedom of ...

Manufacturing Takes Another Giant Leap Forward: Rapid Liquid Printing

Manufacturers of all kinds have benefited from the rapid advancement in 3D printing technology in so many different ways. From rapid prototyping to end use components, the technology continues to move forward and show even more potential along the way. Now, manufacturers may soon have another incredible piece of technology at their disposal, Rapid Liquid Printing. Rapid Liquid Printing takes ...

Wireless Devices: Coming to a 3D Printer Near You

3D printed potent electric metamaterials are the key to using additive manufacturing to produce Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, wireless sensing and communications devices. Researchers were able to print these revolutionary metamaterials with the use of an electrically conductive material compatible with a standard 3D printer. Metamaterials are chemically engineered materials comprised of many different ...

The Manufacturing & Technology Conference & Expo: Why These Events Matter

The manufacturing industry continues to make incredible progress toward the future. New technology and revised workforce recruiting and retention strategies are transforming the industry into a modern powerhouse. Now more than ever, collaboration and networking events focused on new technology are becoming more important. Today sparks the start of IndustryWeeks Manufacturing & Technology ...

Rockwell Automation on the Move: Bringing the Manufacturing Community Together

CEO of the New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program (NJMEP), John W. Kennedy, Ph.D, will be a keynote speaker at NJ’s premier automation trade show, Rockwell Automation on the Move (RAOTM), on Wednesday, May 17th from 5:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. RAOTM is a free two day educational event held in East Rutherford, New Jersey at the Hilton Meadowlands and is sponsored by Turtle & Hughes. This ...

UK Takes a Big Step Toward Commercial Fusion Energy

The newest fusion reactor in the UK just reached an impressive milestone, it achieved first plasma. This means that the machine was able to generate a molten mass of electrically charged energy, also known as plasma, in its core. Tokamak Energy, the company behind the reactor has plans to produce a plasma temperature of 100 million degrees fahrenheit by 2018. This is the temperature necessary to ...

3 Ways Artificial Intelligence Is Revolutionizing Manufacturing

The manufacturing industry continues to take steps to modernize business practices. Advanced technologies like the Industrial Internet of Things, collaborative robots and of course Artificial Intelligence (AI) have catapulted manufacturing into the 21st century. When it comes to manufacturers, for so long they were in denial about the true impact of these digital disruptions but now they’re ...

Top 3 Reasons to Invest in Floppy Drive Emulators

Why this shop floor device is crucial for manufacturing productions. Reason 1 – Replace old floppy drives that are no longer working. Instead of paying a lot of money for a specialist to come and fix your floppy drive, simply slide the old floppy drive out of the machine in question and slide in this emulator. It requires no system configuration or debugging, and it will mimic the functions ...

U.S. Steel: Arkansas Manufacturer Making First Smart Steel Mill

New technologies are increasingly making their way into the manufacturing industry. Two of the most popular additions are AI and the IoT, both of which are key components of a smart factory. Utilizing these technologies opens new doors for manufacturers and one Arkansas based company trying to make take this concept a step further. Big River Steel, an Arkansas based steel company is working ...

Solar Technology: New Spray-On Material Could Revolutionize Industry

A future where spray on solar cells are a viable option is closer than most may think. These solar cells would be much cheaper than today’s silicon based panels and can be sprayed onto virtually any surface, from skyscraper windows to the top of a car. While this technology may seem implausible, solar researchers and key executives feel that this development will shake up the economics of ...