• Theme: Production Machines

    Everything has become smart: phones, tablets, GPS. Until today, batteries were missing from this list because of their lack of service life and false charging indications. But a team from NTU, Nanyang Technological University of Singapore, designed a smart chip for chargers that will optimize the charging process by...

    ServiceMax, leader in field service management solutions, has launched Connected Field Service (CFS), an IoT platform that enhances field service delivery by integrating machine information into the delivery system. CFS provides professionals with real-time machine data, reports and diagnostics on their mobile...

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    It’s a fact—robots have already appeared on the factory floor to work in collaboration with their human counterparts. But wearable robots might be the next big workplace development. Developed by the German Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation, wearable exoskeletons are aimed at helping...

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    In the ever-evolving landscape of technology, exponentially increasing innovation has become the only constant. It is no surprise, then, that 3D printing has exceeded its dimensional limits, evolving into the newly developing realm of 4D printing. The Embedded Transformation This recent offshoot has grown out of the...

    Enhancements in screen technology, connectivity and durability are helping Human Machine Interface (HMI) systems evolve. The prospect of an Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) means tomorrow’s systems may require a new way of communicating with machines. Connecting People With Machines Things have come a long way...

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    What conditions require the implementation of an industrial additive manufacturing (AM) system? Which is the best 3D system? 3D printing specialist Andrew Wheeler explains for DirectIndustry e-magazine how companies can get started with 3D manufacturing. According to the Wohlers Report 2015, the 3D printing industry...

    The list is getting longer. Ceramics are now among the materials that can be 100% 3D printed. At Euromold in Dusseldorf, DirectIndustry e-magazine met with 3D Ceram, a French company specialized in the 3D printing of ceramic objects. Marc-Emmanuel Favre, 3D Ceram’s business developer, presented various products...

    Andrea Sega is a 26-year-old engineer working for Northype Laboratories. With two colleagues, he built Adam, an all-in-one 3D printer. Adam combines in a single unit the functions of a 3D printer, a 3D scanner, a laser cutter/engraver and a CNC milling machine. DirectIndustry e-magazine talked to Sega about the...

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    At last September’s Euromold in Dusseldorf, the world’s largest 3D printing and additive manufacturing show, Sintratec introduced the S1, a user-friendly, low-cost, desktop 3D laser sintering printer. At less than 9000 euros, this machine relaunches the race for inexpensive professional 3D printers. Christian von Burg...

    Rockwell Automation’s MobileView Tethered Operator Interface is a mobile terminal offering HMI portability to factory personnel. Designed for applications where a static HMI system would be too restrictive, MobileView can be carried along by operators as they set up and operate their systems. With a cable length of up...

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