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Will this one-armed robot put you out of a job?

Will this one-armed robot put you out of a job?

Apr 8, 2015

By Sheena McKenzie, CNN Tech Sawyer the one-armed robot can do many things. It can assemble goods on the factory floor day after day without tiring, taking toilet breaks, or asking its boss for a raise. What Sawyer can’t do, however, is understand the human debate swirling around its potential to revolutionize manufacturing — and society — as...

The Long, Long Wait for a Manufacturing Renaissance

The Long, Long Wait for a Manufacturing Renaissance

Apr 7, 2015

By Frank Cavallaro, EBN Online Is the onshoring trend more hype than substance? Exactly a year has passed since my six-part series on the top 10 compelling reasons fueling the onshoring trend. As I pointed out then, we are still a long way from a manufacturing Renaissance in the United States. However, the undeniable influx of jobs brought back from China and...

Made in America – Williams Tool (NY)

Made in America – Williams Tool (NY)

Apr 6, 2015

Williams Tool, Inc. is another preferred American supplier of contract manufacturing services you will find only at a Design-2-Part trade show at http://www.d2p.com. Williams Tool manufactures roughly 90% of the parts from stainless steel with the other 10% percent ulitizing materials such as Aluminum, Copper, Brass & Titanium. They intergrate live tooling...

LED Light Engine Manufacturers Push the Envelope to…

LED Light Engine Manufacturers Push the Envelope to…

Apr 6, 2015

“LED Light Engine Manufacturers Push the Envelope to Achieve Greater Lighting Consistency” By Ed Sullivan, Design-2-Part Magazine Light engine manufacturer develops automated system to inspect 100 percent of LED production for consistent color temperature and brightness.  Now that the LED lighting transformation is in full swing, there is another,...

Survey: Midsize Manufacturers More Optimistic About…

Survey: Midsize Manufacturers More Optimistic About…

Apr 2, 2015

“Survey: Midsize Manufacturers More Optimistic About U.S. Economy” By Andy Szal, Manufacturing Business Technology ]A recent survey of executives at midsize manufacturers showed expectations for the U.S. economy beginning to mirror optimism about their own companies. The seventh annual poll by Prime Advantage, a Chicago-based purchasing aggregator,...

Robotic Innovations Automating the Future Factory

Robotic Innovations Automating the Future Factory

Apr 1, 2015

By Patrick Waurzyniak, Manufacturing Engineering As manufacturers aim at improving factory process efficiencies, new robotics present perhaps the best and fastest payback for furthering lean goals and boosting plant-floor productivity.  The latest innovations in factory automation, which combine robotics, vision systems, metrology solutions and other factory...