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Robotics, Streamlining the Supply Chain

Autonomous robotic systems have been used in the manufacturing process for some time now and have come very far from the dangerous stationary robotic arms that make up the assembly line. Now robots are able to communicate with one another and then back to the cloud, which can give real time information about the production line to the humans in charge. It doesn't stop there, with new autonomous ...

Industrial Robotics: Increasing Efficiency, Productivity & Profitability

Industrial robotics are on the rise and new breakthroughs in technology are allowing them to perform tasks that would not have been possible with early models. Sawyer is a one-armed robot with an incredibility dexterous arm that is perfect for manufacturers who need a more delicate touch. Being a robot, Sawyer does not need a salary, sleep, or breaks which help drive production and profitabilit...

Sustainable Manufacturing: Saving You Money While You Save The Environment

Sustainable Manufacturing: Saving You Money While You Save The Environment The idea of becoming a sustainable manufacturing operation may scare many away from attempting to make the change. It is not an easy task, but the fact is, when done correctly it can help improve your businesses bottom-line. Sustainable manufacturing brings with it a long a list of compelling benefits that businesses ...

Robots In The Warehouse and Improving The Supply Chain

As more robots enter the workforce the old days of machine assisted assembly lines and manufacturing processes has changed drastically. Robotics are not just helping companies on the assembly lines anymore, but now many manufacturers have recognized how robots can improve their supply chain processes and improve productivity. Rethink Robotics introduced in 2015 has created a friendly robot with ...

Solar Powered Plane: Record Breaking Flight

The Solar Impulse 2 is a completely solar powered plane and has just broke the world record for longest continuous flight. The record breaking flight faced difficulties right from the beginning as its original take off plan was disrupted due to harsh weather. After the initial hurtle and a change in take off location the Solar Impulse 2 successfully took to the air from the Japanese city of ...

The Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Effect on American Exports

The final stage in the Trans-Pacific Partnership or TPP is scheduled for the last week in July. This partnership is aimed at lowering the disproportionately high tariff barriers that American businesses face in the Asia-Pacific regions. President Obama is fighting to lower these trade barriers with the new TPP. The United States is negotiating with Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, ...

New Developments in Graphene Manufacturing

Producing Graphene Is Now Cheaper and Easier Than Ever Before     A revolutionary new way to manufacture the wonder material Graphene has been developed by researchers from the University of Exeter. This innovative new method of production is significantly cheaper and less complex then previous methods. The team led by Professor Monica Craciun is using this new technique to develop ...

Paris Air show- Airbus wins $57 billion

During the 2015 Paris Air Show, Airbus won $57 billion worth of business for a total of 421 aircraft. The deals comprise firm orders for 124 aircraft worth $16.3 billion and commitments for 297 aircraft worth $40.7 billion. In the widebody market, Airbus kicked-off the show with the announcement of the first operator for the new A330 Regional, with Saudi Arabian Airlines taking 20 on lease from ...

Russia and China Set To Build New Gas Pipeline

The construction has begun in China of its section of the eastern gas pipeline route known as the "Power of Siberia" This new addition will deliver up to 38 billion cubic meters of Russian gas each year. The first joint was welded as part of the opening ceremony in China on 6/29/2015. Construction started near the Chinese city of  Heihe of the Heilongjiang province that borders Russia. The ...

Working on better Fracking methods: Does fracking have to be bad?

Researchers at Northwestern University believe that improving the operational efficiency of natural gas fracking could produce a "win-win" for both the U.S. energy sector and the environment. Engineering professor Fengqi You and doctoral student Jiyao Gao developed models to analyze the shale gas supply chain. Their findings, published in the journal ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, ...