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Conquering Supply Chain Uncertainty With the Right TMS

While 2021 may bring more questions than answers for shippers and LSPs, investing in the right solutions can help businesses stay resilient through whatever comes next.

Metrology and Additive Manufacturing Lab Ensures Quality

Manufacturing quality parts for the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex sustainment mission at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, can be challenging when a part exists only in a drawing. The Metrology and Additive Manufacturing Lab with the 402nd Commodities Maintenance Group has the solution for those hard to find parts. CMM used to scan aircrafts… Continue reading Metrology and Additive Manufacturing Lab Ensures Quality

Easy Entry Into Metrology-Grade Automated 3D Scanning

Capture 3D  has announced the availability of the GOM ScanCobot, a mobile automated 3D scanning system, that integrates with GOM’s blue light 3D scanners ATOS Q and ATOS Core. With support from GOM’s intelligent software, users can create efficient automation routines that produce precise, accurate, and repeatable measurement results without any prior knowledge about robotics… Continue reading Easy Entry Into Metrology-Grade Automated 3D Scanning

Software Converts Measurement Data Directly to Process Control Information

In today’s fast paced manufacturing environment operators struggle to make machine adjustments because they don’t have the time or ability to interpret the part measurement results. This situation can lead to machine down-time and the production of scrap components. The Reaction Plan Manager++ software solution from Becker Quality Systems simplifies the process by converting part… Continue reading Software Converts Measurement Data Directly to Process Control Information

Global Chip Shortage Is Good for Cargo, ANA Says

ANA Holdings Inc. expects its cargo unit to receive a boost this year from the global chip shortage as planes loaded with semiconductors help speed deliveries to automakers and consumer-electronics manufacturers. “Supply chains are scrambling for automotive chips, that’s where air cargo can play a role,” Toshiaki Toyama, the chief executive officer of ANA Cargo,… Continue reading Global Chip Shortage Is Good for Cargo, ANA Says

Powering Improvement Through Robotic Lift Trucks

Automation strategies to obtain desired productivity, offset labor market challenges and mitigate avoidable damage spend.

How Materialise’s Founding Couple 3D Printed A Billion-Dollar Fortune

For a moment this winter, Fried Vancraen and Hilde Ingelaere, the founding couple behind 3D-printing firm Materialise saw their wealth soar past $2.6 billion, by Forbes’ calculations, as the company’s stock topped $80-a-share. Easy come, easy go: As 3D printing stocks have fallen, the Leuven, Belgium-based company has seen its shares drop to a recent $41, making… Continue reading How Materialise’s Founding Couple 3D Printed A Billion-Dollar Fortune

Luminar To Supply Laser Lidar Sensors, Software For SAIC Motor’s Electric Cars

Laser lidar startup Luminar, founded and led by the youngest self-made billionaire tracked by Forbes, will supply high-tech sensors and software to Chinese auto giant SAIC Motor Corp. for its new line of electric R brand vehicles. Vehicles using the Silicon Valley company’s tech are to be on the road next year and able to… Continue reading Luminar To Supply Laser Lidar Sensors, Software For SAIC Motor’s Electric Cars

What's Shaping the Future of Work in the Warehouse

A year into the pandemic, and the new reality that’s come with it, the need for reliable warehousing and smooth distribution has become greater than ever before. Widespread in-store closures have accelerated online shopping full throttle, and businesses across industries have shifted to meet COVID-19-related demand, from personal protective equipment (PPE) to vaccine and testing logistics.… Continue reading What's Shaping the Future of Work in the Warehouse

How manufacturers can unlock efficiency gains through opportunities for improvement & automation

As vaccination programmes continue and lockdowns slowly begin to lift, the focus for many manufacturers will be to revive production as quickly as possible; make global supply chains more resilient; and accelerate digital transformation to optimise financial processes in the long term in order to stay as competitive as possible. To gain a better understanding… Continue reading How manufacturers can unlock efficiency gains through opportunities for improvement & automation