Building the case for manufacturing automation to drive business growth

Building the case for manufacturing automation to drive business growth

By Shermine Gotfredsen, General Manager SEA & Oceania, Universal Robots New Zealand’s manufacturing industry has continued to expand almost every month since October 2012, based on the Bank of New Zealand-Business NZ performance of manufacturing index[1]. The sector was lifted by a construction boom that started during the rebuild of Christchurch post-earthquake. However, manufacturing as […]

Volvo and Uber to develop autonomous driving cars

Volvo and Uber to develop autonomous driving cars

Volvo and Uber, have formed a strategic alliance to develop next generation autonomous driving cars. The two companies have entered a $411M joint venture to develop new vehicles that will be able to incorporate the latest developments in AD technologies, including fully autonomous driverless cars. Both Uber and Volvo will use the same base vehicle […]

FeatureScript lets 3D CAD users design faster

FeatureScript lets 3D CAD users design faster

Recognising that the design challenges for each industry and every company are different, Onshape is introducing FeatureScript, a new open programming language that lets CAD users create their own built-in parametric features or modify existing ones. Ever wish you could change the way your CAD system’s features work? FeatureScript lets you do just that. It […]

Better manufacturing using CAD

Better manufacturing using CAD

As we all know, manufacturing is the production of merchandise for sale; using labor, machines and tools. Manufacturing process management refers to the technologies and methods that determine how labor, machines, and tools are put to use during production. For manufacturers, planning manufacturing processes can pose some difficulties. Hence the need for large enterprises to […]

Smart devices rely on even smarter engineering

Smart devices rely on even smarter engineering

As industrial machines become more sophisticated and connected, the need for ‘smart engineering’ and detailed application knowledge continues to grow to increase productivity and safety, lower risk and reduce costs of compliance. Peter Tomazic, senior solution consultant with the Global Solutions team at Rockwell Automation has more than 25 years experience in ‘thinking outside the […]

Robot force sensors automate difficult manufacturing tasks

Robot force sensors automate difficult manufacturing tasks

   Seiko Epson Corporation has developed its S250 series of high-precision force sensors. The S250 series technology, which were rolled out worldwide from June, will be available as an option for the company’s six-axis and SCARA robots. Employing Epson’s proprietary piezoelectric quartz sensing technology, the new force sensors are durable and sensitive, allowing them to […]

Use the super computer in your pocket for new levels of productivity

Use the super computer in your pocket for new levels of productivity

Anyone with a smartphone or tablet now can connect securely in an industrial setting to access performance metrics and data analytics. By Kyle Reissner, mobility platform leader, Rockwell Automation You can use any digital device to easily access performance metrics and data analytics from your plant floor and machines. How are you using that freedom? […]

Autodesk Inventor 2017 unveiled

Autodesk Inventor 2017 unveiled

Autodesk has unveiled Inventor 2017, one of the most advanced 3D modelling solutions for manufacturing industry professionals. The latest version in innovative software for designers and engineers, Inventor 2017 delivers new professional-grade design, interoperability and communication tools aimed at supporting customers ever-expanding needs.  “The manufacturing industry is witnessing an evolution of the role of the […]