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Discrete Manufacturing

Image shows the deposition of carbon on a graphene oxide surface to create a raised logo with a height of 2.5 nanometers. Courtesy: Georgia Tech University
Discrete Manufacturing September 30, 2020

Atomic-scale 3D sculpting could enable improved quantum nanodevices

Researchers have developed a process for the ability to etch away and deposit high-resolution nanoscale patterns on two-dimensional layers of graphene oxide.

By John Toon
Events and Awards September 17, 2020

Younger workforce leads the way for manufacturing

Thirty-four manufacturing professionals under the age of 40 have made significant contributions to their industries, as recognized by Control Engineering and Plant Engineering.

By Amanda Pelliccione
PLCs, PACs September 28, 2020

Top 5 Control Engineering articles Sept. 21-27, 2020

Articles about engineering leaders under 40, the younger workforce leading manufacturing, programmable logic controllers, and more were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from Sept. 21-27, 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
In early-fall 2020, College of Engineering student employees assembled Badger Seal mask fitters outside the Grainger Engineering Design Innovation Laboratory in Wendt Commons. Courtesy Renee Meiller, University of Wisconsin-Madison
PPE September 28, 2020

DIY fitter developed to improve mask filtration

The Badger Seal is a mask fitter with a soft, adjustable “frame” with elastic worn either as ear loops or behind the head and can be made in minutes to improve mask filtration and improve PPE quality.

By Renee Meiller
Courtesy: Incremotion Associates
Business of Engineering September 16, 2020

Advanced motor and generator designer, Daniel B. Jones, dies 

Dan Jones, Incremotion Associates, dies at 84 after more than 60 years in the motion control industry, with decades of service to associations and involvement in more than 100 motor designs, including one for a NASA mission to Mars.

By Mark T. Hoske
Courtesy: Beckhoff Automation, New Products for Engineers Database
Sensors, Vision September 11, 2020

Benefits of scalable machine vision systems

The challenge for machine vision systems remains the ease of configuration and processing, which affects scalability. This needs to improve as the technology becomes more common.

By Stephen Hayes
The mini UVC, jointly developed by BlueBotics and Engmotion, is mobile robot that disinfects as programmed every using UVC lamp technologies. It can be used alone or in a connected fleet to autonomously disinfect hospitals, airports, hotels, and commercial/industrial sites. BlueBotics uses its autonomous navigation technology (ANT) mobile robot platform to simplify and shorten installation of AGVs and mobile robots. Courtesy: BlueBotics SA
Robotics September 30, 2020

Five tips for specifying mobile robots

Before investing in an industrial mobile robot, get answers for these five questions.

By Matthew Wade