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By Benjamin MosesApr 16, 2021

Episode 47: Stephen fully discloses the copious amounts of fun he had on the pole at his best friend’s bachelor party. Pole position that is, because they went karting! He also announces his lust to learn more about machine tool cutting fluids.

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By Stephen LaMarcaApr 16, 2021

What ever happened to hydrogen fuel cell cars? Toyota’s (micro)chip on their shoulder – and in their inventory reserves. Averting robo-dog supremacy. Robots coming of age. Additively manufacturing gun barrels.

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By Benjamin MosesApr 15, 2021

Entities working toward continuous improvement and smoother operations management as well as users, builders, and developers of additive, automation, subtractive, workholding, and metrology have been making manufacturing technologies change...

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By Gail McGrewApr 15, 2021

The two categories of robots used in manufacturing are industrial grade robots and collaborative robots (cobots); adaptive robots were only introduced in 2019. We will examine how each new generation of robots is more flexible and intelligent...

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By Peter R. EelmanApr 09, 2021

As spring approaches, I am reminded that our work in the present prepares us not just for the near future, but for new endeavors and circumstances, and for generations of manufacturers to come.

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By Stephen LaMarcaApr 08, 2021

Building F1 engines with sand. Blue screen of (literal) death. The importance of artificial idiocy.

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By Gail McGrewApr 06, 2021

Recent advancements in end of arm tooling (EOAT) have made robotic arms increasingly useful throughout manufacturing. Heating devices can mold and bend materials, pressure sensors provide feedback...

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By Gail McGrewApr 02, 2021

Automation technology used in industry has evolved from conveyor belts used since the late 19th century to move coal, ore, and other raw materials, to automated material handling (AMH) systems that provide multiple types of movement and functionality...

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By Gisbert LedvonApr 01, 2021

New developments and enhancement in Motion control measuring devices and CNC software to achieve higher accuracies during high speed machining applications, including machine calibration.

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By Jan de NijsApr 01, 2021

When it comes to digital twins and digital threads, there is no widespread agreement what they are and how the can be expressed in terms of data artifacts. This presentation proposes a standards-based definitions...

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