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Georgia Tech Embraces STEM Education With Remote Robotics Lab

It’s no secret that the manufacturing industry is embracing robotics and its focus on automation shows no signs of slowing. This addition to the industry is being followed by increased attention on STEM education across the country. Yet the industry struggles to find a qualified workforce since most college campuses don’t have the luxury of having a fully equipped robotics lab. Even if a ...

Voodoo Manufacturing: The Innovation Is Strong With Project Skywalker

3D printing, also known as Additive Manufacturing has been slowly taking the manufacturing industry by storm. New additive manufacturing technology is making the factory of the future a reality. Innovative manufacturers are taking 3D printing to new heights, creating a revolutionary new kind of factory focused heavily on automation. Many steps still require human intervention such as checking, ...

Siemens and ISA Team Up To Tackle Industrial CyberSecurity

Cybersecurity continues to be a growing concern among the manufacturing community. Cyber attacks are beginning to not only impact these businesses private data but now even pose a risk to the well-being of the workforce. As more systems, especially automated systems, are beginning to be connected to the internet it opens new doors for cyber criminals to enter and this can be detrimental to a ...

Department of Energy Develops New Lightweight Solution for Automotive Manufacturing

Fuel efficiency is on the mind of every major automaker and lightweighting is one of the key focuses necessary for making a vehicle more fuel efficient. As the new fuel standards set by the 2025 Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) draw closer, automotive manufacturers will have to find a way to make their vehicles more efficient and most agree this will come from the pursuit of lightweight ...

Made in Space: One Big Step for Mankind and A Giant Leap for Manufacturing

A California based startup is trying to be the first company that can put a “Made in Space” sticker on their goods. The main goal of the company, Made In Space, is to produce in space factories that will manufacture goods that are too expensive to manufacture back on earth. This new technology is set to revolutionize space exploration by giving scientists access to better tools while orbiting ...

Lockheed Martin Using Mixed Reality To Improve Manufacturing

Lockheed Martin continues to push boundaries and innovate the manufacturing process. Now tasked with prototyping a deep space habitat for NASA they will utilize revolutionary technologies to ensure its success. The goal is to create a habitat that will keep astronauts safe while onboard and at the same time able to operate the spacecraft autonomously when unoccupied. This is part of their ...

New Graphene Metamaterial Developed by Purdue University

A new metamaterial developed by Purdue University researchers is lightweight, flame resistant and super elastic. The material manages to combine high strength, electrical conductivity and thermal insulation. This could have huge implications for the manufacturing industry with potential applications ranging from sensors to heat shields. The new composite combines two brittle materials, ...

Foxconn Bringing Manufacturing to the United States

President Trump scored another big win for American manufacturing yesterday, (7/27/17) announcing that Foxconn will be opening its first major American factory in Wisconsin. The Taiwanese electronics supplier produces parts for Apple and other tech giants. This move is a major victory for Trump’s promise to bolster U.S. manufacturing as well as a significant boost for Wisconsin’s economy. ...

Are Business Leaders Addressing The Internet of Things Security Issue?

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a buzzword that’s quickly become reality, especially in the manufacturing industry. Businesses are realizing how much they stand to gain from mass connectivity. However, one very important aspect of the IoT has been greatly overlooked and it's causing some to worry about the future. Cybersecurity, especially IoT security and Information Security in general is a ...

Metal 3D Printing: One Step Forward

Hopes are high that additive manufacturing, better known as 3D printing, will continue to advance in order to expand modern manufacturers capabilities. There is a host of companies out there doing their part to improve the technology and offer manufacturers equipment that can benefit their operation. One company in particular, Desktop Metal is doing incredible things for 3D printing technology ...