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Partners in Printing

Siemens and EOS accelerate additive manufacturing EOS, a technology supplier in the field of industrial 3D printing of metals and polymers, and the multi-faceted company Siemens continue their close collaboration to further accelerate additive manufacturing technology (commonly known as 3D printing) and application. The current cooperation includes the areas software, automation and drive technology and […]

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Units of VFDs

Foreign company strengthens presence in U.S. With Electrical Apparatus‘ international issue approaching next month, it’s always a good idea to keep foreign companies on your radar. Here’s an instance of a company with origins in the Middle East that is strengthening its presence in the United States through the launch of a new product line […]

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IMTS 2018: Full House

IMTS will occupy all of McCormick Place Sept. 10-15 Now that we’ve gotten through a summer of anticipation, IMTS is finally almost here. The powerhouse convention comes back to Chicago’s McCormick Place for another year, with everything from cobots to IoT connectivity solutions for the shop floor. Also, it looks like the organizers saved some […]

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Drones & EVs

Are the most robust markets for electric motor applications, says report Due to miniaturization in engine technologies, passing regulations for drone usage from the FAA (Federal Aviation Association) and the emergence of battery-powered plug-ins for automobiles, the global market for electric motors is advancing, according to a new report from BCC Research released Wednesday. Drones […]

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Phone Home

Startup Mobile Initiative moves manufacturing ops to Indiana A potentially good sign for reshoring advocates comes in the unlikely form of a tech company with a mostly young customer base (and staff) that was started merely three years ago. Louisville, Ky.-based Mobile Initiative, which is the brainchild of two technology experts with over thirty years […]

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Beamer Bracketology

First mass-produced metal part manufactured by 3D printing We covered in this newsletter last week how 3D printing, with all its enormous potential, has reached a crucial juncture of safety, rights, and ethics now that it has become possible to make weaponry using the technology. This week, it’s back to the bright side of the […]

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Drone Zone

The drone market is growing faster and larger than expected The drone market is growing faster and larger than expected. A new report from Navigant Research expects it to reach at least $13 billion by 2026. The report examines the use of drones and robotics for electric transmission and distribution (DRTD) operations, with global market […]

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Friends in High Places

City Machine grabs brief audience with POTUS We might have finally found someone who has the president’s ear. City Machine Technologies, regular EA page occupier, advertiser, trade show frequenter, and industry veteran, was able to to score a brief audience with President Trump last week, per a picture and accompanying caption on the company’s Facebook […]

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Plug Ambassadors

MIT is making outlets smarter and safer using the Internet of Things Internal arc resistance is a major part of electrical safety, right down to the ground floor of household appliances. The identification and containment of internal arc faults is the main duty of switchgear, which is built with the ability to withstand them. New […]

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Cobots Emerge

Fear not…for they come in peace Since the debut of its Emerging Technology Center in 2004, IMTS has built a reputation as a show that aims to bring people and automation closer together. The 2018 edition of the International Manufacturing Technology Show (September 10-15 in Chicago) will attempt to do this in a more literal […]

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