Big data is not just for predicting election outcomes and mapping genomes. General Electric (GE) is betting on the so-called Industrial Internet — a term they coined — to help manufacturers boost performance, streamline processes and better compete in the global marketplace. read more →

23 Jul 2013
July 23, 2013

Manufacturing Gangnam Style

Rethink Robotics, the firm that designed and manufactured Baxter the famous industrial robot, has met its match. Robotis’ Bioloid, an educational DIY robotics set, has developed a new, hipper cousin to Baxter that dances – Manufacturing Gangnam Style. And no wonder. Baxter is a “serious robot” who has a job at Vanguard Plastics, a Connecticut.. read more →

OREO has teamed up with a physicist named David Neevel to create a new machine known as The Hatchet, which is capable of separating an OREO into two. read more →

A figurine is constructed in a Makerbot 3D Printer at the company's new factory in the Brooklyn, New York.

We found an interesting article that explores how the innovation of 3D printing will soon have manufacturing resemble the music industry. Ask a large manufacturer about 3D manufacturing, and it’€™ll say the technique is sure to be a big thing, but for now it’s sticking with what made it large in the first place: standardization,.. read more →

To stay competitive, RSS Manufacturing & Phylrich needed an inexpensive automation solution that could easily be moved between CNC machines, assembly lines and tube benders. The company deployed a UR5 from Universal Robots and was quickly impressed with the Danish robot arm’s performance and ease of use. RSS Manufacturing got their UR robot through distributor.. read more →