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China Begins Stockpiling Chips, Chip-Making Machinery

Currently, many manufactures are dealing with a shortage of semiconductors, which are especially vital for tech manufacturing. China, dealing with both the current shortage and increasing tech bans from the U.S., is now taking steps to ensure it will have enough available domestically. Last year, Chinese companies bought nearly $32 billion of equipment for computer chip manufacturing from ...

New Digital Advances Help Manufacturers Optimize Existing Equipment

As technology continues to advance, there are many who expect manufacturers to begin changing existing equipment and machinery for newer versions. However, these new tech developments can be quite costly, and considering the impact the Covid-19 pandemic has had on manufacturers worldwide, many do not have the money to invest in complete overhauls. Rather, what many are finding is a way to combine ...

In Response to Pandemic, Manufactures Invest in Digital Tech

It’s safe to say that the Covid-19 pandemic has severely impacted the manufacturing scene both domestically and abroad. One of the major problems which manufacturers encountered was their lack of preparedness for such a dramatic shakeup. Now, as a result, companies are looking to invest in digital technologies to better predict what may lie ahead. According to Paul Wellener, vice chairman, ...

Veo Robotics: Making Robots Safer for the Manufacturing Industry

Since the dawn of robotics being used in the manufacturing industry those that create, use and invest in this technology have always searched for new ways to make them safer around humans. Before true safety can be achieved, robots are going to need a key feature which is the ability to see and recognize humans and avoid them. One company trying to achieve this goal is Veo Robotics, a company ...

TWISTER: The Soft Robot Set to Make Manufacturing Safer

One talented engineer recently developed a way to turn origami, the art she loved as a child, into a soft robot that may one day be useful in a multitude of industries, especially manufacturing. Kiju Lee is an assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Case Western Reserve University and her lab has made the change from prototype paper robots to 3D printed models that can ...