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Felixprinters: Accelerating Industrial Product Development With FFF 3D Printing

3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing

Felixprinters: Accelerating Industrial Product Development With FFF 3D Printing

This week 3D Printing Industry was invited to Veldhoven, the Netherlands, to visit FELIXprinters, an FDM/FFF 3D printer manufacturer who recently ventured into large-format additive manufacturing with the Pro L and XL.

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An inside look at an IIoT-powered smart factory

Internet of Things

An inside look at an IIoT-powered smart factory

As someone who’s spent his whole career working in offices, not factories, I had very little idea what a modern “smart factory” powered by the industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) might look like. That’s why I was so interested in Tempo Automation’s new 42,000-square-foot facility in San Francisco’s trendy Design District.

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Industrial Robot Sales Broke Records in 2018

Industrial Robot Sales Broke Records in 2018

Industrial robot sales saw record highs in 2018, especially when looking at orders from nonautomotive companies, according to the latest numbers from the Robotics Industries Association. Overall, 35,880 robots were shipped last year, a 7 percent increase over 2017. A total of 16,702 robots were shipped to nonautomotive companies, an increase of 41 percent over 2017 levels. Shipments to the automotive industry slowed, with only 19,178 units shipped to North American automotive OEM and tier supplier customers in 2018. This was 12 percent lower than the 21,732 units shipped in 2017. Overall, the automotive industry accounted for only 53 percent of total robot...

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Industrial Controls Market by Type, Application – Forecast to 2024

Industrial Controls Market by Type, Application – Forecast to 2024

The global industrial controls market is expected to reach $163,345.7 million in 2024, from $117,370.3 million in 2017 growing at a CAGR of 5.1% from 2018 to 2024.

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Automata wants to democratize industrial automation with a $6,600 desktop robotic arm

Industrial Robotics

Automata wants to democratize industrial automation with a $6,600 desktop robotic arm

Despite lingering fears that “robots” are coming to steal our jobs, automation is infiltrating just about every facet of society, from supermarkets to repetitive software-based jobs and even thecreative industries. And one London-based startup wants to capitalize on this growing trend by bringing an affordable desktop-based industrial robot to market.

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