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The Manufacturing News Consolidator

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Below is the archive collection of that news categorized by Innovation, Workforce Development, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Other News.

Innovation News

Electric Highways May Be the Answer to Making Trucks Emission-free

In the global push to reduce vehicles’ impact on the climate, environmentalists and policymakers have long targeted the heavy-duty trucking industry and its disproportionate share of transportation emissions. Numerous companies are investing in electric or…

Robots Grab New Capabilities

Automation remains a focus in manufacturing—for all the obvious reasons—and robot vendors continue to introduce impressive new capabilities. Many would echo Zach Spencer, robotics automation manager at Methods Machine Tools Inc., Sudbury, Mass., when he…

The Sense of Touch

Cobots have been developed to a point where the only thing differentiating them from their human co-workers is soft skills. Cobots developing adaptive capabilities, like decision-making or problem-solving, is challenging for engineers although progress is…

Product News: WON linear bearings and rails from AutomationDirect

AutomationDirect has added WON linear bearing and rails to their line of mechanical power-transmission products. WON linear bearings generate lower friction than comparable sliding bearings. With less friction to overcome, less power is required to…

Video Games and the Industrial Digital Twin

Digital twin simulations that provide end-users with a virtual copy of plant assets and production systems, though not yet widely used in industry, have been used for tasks such as production monitoring for some time…
Workforce Development News

Breaking the Cycle of Bias That Works Against Women Leaders

It turns out that gender bias in hiring and advancement is more pervasive than we thought. While progress has certainly been made toward workplace gender parity — some companies, for example, are writing more gender-balanced…

How Digital Workflows Improve Manufacturing Operations

Amid all the interest in the digital transformation of the manufacturing and processing industries, most discussions tend to focus on data and analytics. These factors are, of course, integral to industry’s digital transformation but ultimately,…

Skills and traits of elite IT automation teams

When it comes to transforming organizations these days, automation is king. Automating IT and business processes took major leaps forward in the wake of the pandemic, and the trend is expected to roll on this…

Building the Link Between Learning and Inclusion

Countless companies today are promoting and facilitating lifelong learning opportunities for their employees and contributors. Amid a broader social reckoning about race and equity, inclusion’s critical role in creating a learning environment is under a…

The top 7 change management tools

Over the past few years, change has accelerated in the workplace — especially during and in the post-COVID-19 environment. Change — whether motivated by technical initiatives or otherwise — can impact people and processes significantly,…

The Case for a Federal Office of Supply Chain

During the pandemic, the strength of the U.S supply chain was tested and often came up short. That’s why Mike Crum, a professor and Ruan Chair of Supply Chain Management in Iowa State University’s Ivy…
Mergers & Acquisitions News

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Other News

Commercial Mowing, Done Autonomously

Electric Sheep Robotics is looking forward to making a splash as an autonomy partner to the landscaping industry by tackling the same challenge facing just about any industry today—a serious shortage of reliable labor. The…

Why the Oculus Matters [A Byte Out of the Big Apple]

In many ways, the original World Trade Center was just that — while about 50,000 people worked there, 140,000 people visited each day. They came, for instance, for the summer concerts at Austin J. Tobin…

How to choose the best NVMe storage array

Storage will never be as fast as system memory–that’s just the nature of system architecture. But thanks to NVMe (nonvolatile memory express), SSDs can deliver such blazingly fast performance, the penalty of “going to disk”…

New Interface Modules with Push-In Design (PID) Terminations

Signal interface modules provide the most compact and reliable connectivity solution for automation I/O signaling, while minimizing labor and overall costs. Missouri City, Texas (8/24/21) — Dinkle International announces availability of its complete line of…

Planting the Seed to Reduce Downtime

Unplanned downtime is an enemy in any industry. Most people associate the term with manufacturing, where a breakdown in machinery can lead to significant financial losses. The average cost of downtime across all businesses was…
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