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Automation April 6, 2020

The future of industrial automation training

Smarter workers: Think beyond the limitations of the human brain to help industrial automation and industrial automation education. Use the brain outside your brain (BOYB) to “know” things not previously learned.

By Jon Breen
Courtesy: Justin Baetge/Texas A&M Engineering
Discrete Manufacturing April 3, 2020

3D-printed diffuser designed to help hospitals treat COVID-19 patients

Texas A&M University has delivered 200 3D-printed diffusers for metered dose inhalers (MDI) to a Houston hospital to help with the demand for medical supplies brought on by the increasing number of confirmed and suspected COVID-19 cases.

By Steve Kuhlmann
Graduate student Zach Fredin operates the Zund large-format cutter in MIT’s Center for Bit and Atoms. The machine was used to make prototypes of the face shield. Courtesy: Center for Bits and Atoms, MIT
PPE April 2, 2020

University initiates mass manufacture of disposable face shields for COVID-19 response

An MIT team launched mass manufacturing of a new technique to meet the high demand for disposable face shields with a single-piece design that uses die cutting to create them quickly.

By Mary Beth Gallagher
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PPE March 27, 2020

Eliminate arc flash hazards upfront

Safe work practices and PPE has significantly decreased U.S. workplace electrical fatalities.

By Tim Howd
Courtesy: Emerson/Aventics
Mechanical March 6, 2020

Transform pneumatics systems for energy conservation, efficiency and safety

Machine automation evolution proves the only limitation is the imagination

By Bob Bradley and Robby Haun
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Sensors, Vision April 6, 2020

Pharmaceutical industry processes benefiting from machine vision

Machine vision applications for pharmaceutical manufacturers include everything from formulation to packaging to shipping and are designed to protect consumers.

By AIA
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
Robotics April 5, 2020

Collaborative robots create jobs for manufacturers

Collaborative robots won't necessarily take away humans jobs; they will assist in worker productivity, company growth and much more.

By Robotic Industries Association (RIA)