Industry Trends


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Technology Innovations

Game On: How Gamification Transforms Mundane Assembly Tasks Into Motivating Challenges

April 12, 2024
Treating work like a game sounds like a win-win for productivity and employee happiness, but researchers at West Virginia University found some surprising results from their experiment...
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Software & Computers

iCAP Air Enhances Air Quality Through AI Decision-Making

May 16, 2024
Innodisk's iCAP Air enhances air quality through monitoring and monthly AI-generated air quality data reports.
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Technology Innovations

Fun Innovations Friday: Disney's VR Treadmill Adds Even More Magic to the World of VR Gaming

May 10, 2024
Holotiles from a Disney Imagineer act as a walking pad that lets you move in any direction while always bringing you back to the center so you don't walk off of it.
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MI.RA/OnePicker Autonomous Piece Picking Solution Without CAD

May 9, 2024
Comau's MI.RA/OnePicker robot uses vision-based piece picking to grasp randomly placed objects without relying on CAD.
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S-Family 6-Axis Articulated Robots for Foundry

May 8, 2024
Comau's S-Family of small, 6-axis, articulated robots have payloads of 30 or 40 lb. (13 or 18 kg) for arc welding and handling applications.


3D Printing

Test Your 3D Printing Knowledge!

June 10, 2024
Are you a 3D printing expert? Put your knowledge to the test with our quiz.

Flexley Tug T702 AMR with AI-based Visual SLAM navigation

April 24, 2024
ABB's Flexley Tug T702 AMR with AI-based Visual SLAM navigation technology and its AMR Studio software enables users to easily program and operate entire fleets of mobile robots...

Podcast: Stop Chasing Robots in Your Warehouse: The Rise of Virtual Command Centers

April 23, 2024
In this episode of Great Question: A Manufacturing Podcast, Michael Bearman of Vecna Robotics delves into remote troubleshooting for robots—no hands-on needed.
Industry Trends

Podcast: Will Generative AI Help or Harm Manufacturing?

April 19, 2024
Join Dale Tutt and Aaron Merkin in the newest episode of Great Question: A Manufacturing Podcast, where they debate whether AI will be a crutch or catalyst for manufacturers.
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Software & Computers

X7-35X Wi-Fi 7 Access Point Handles Dense IoT Applications

April 17, 2024
The next evolution in Wi-Fi, Cambium Networks' X7-35X is a tri-radio, tri-band wireless access point, with lightning-fast downloads, streaming, and lag-free experiences.