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    Finding Opportunities in Sustainability-Driven Production

    Sept. 28, 2023
    Manufacturers embed sustainability and resilience principles into their operations to increase competitiveness and resilience.
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    2023 IDEA Awards: SiTime is the Big IDEA Winner

    Sept. 22, 2023
    All votes have been tabulated, and now it's time to reveal the best new product innovations of 2023.
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    Rockwell Automation Acquires Clearpath Robotics: Accelerating AMR Deployments

    Sept. 8, 2023
    Analysts tout autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) deployments as the next frontier in industrial automation and transformation.
    German drive specialist Faulhaber extended its BXT flat motor series by adding matched gearheads as well as integrated encoders and speed controllers.

    BLDC Motors are Designed to Propel Medical Devices

    Aug. 31, 2023
    The cost-effectiveness of brushless DC motors makes them favorable for the medical device sector.
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    Upgrading the Controls for a Machine Builder’s Cotton Press

    Aug. 29, 2023
    When a systems integrator received a request to modernize a cotton press, he discovered a new set of tools for dealing with an enduring machine.

    More content from Sept/Oct 2023

    Washington State University
    A 60-sq.-ft. chamber inside a shipping container can test passive systems that use wind towers along with water evaporation instead of electricity to cool spaces.

    Old-Fashioned Cooling Methods Inspire Modern Passive Cooling System

    Aug. 24, 2023
    Researchers revisit historical cooling mechanisms to inspire and investigate fresh ways to keep facilities and living spaces cool.
    The digital workflow of 3D printing allows for easy exploration of alternative materials, which promotes lower carbon footprints and better circularity.

    Advancing Sustainability in 3D Printing

    Aug. 14, 2023
    Is 3D printing the path to greener manufacturing?
    Metafold’s web application offers capabilities for creating lattice geometries, lightweight parts and high-surface area structures.

    Shaping Sustainability in 3D Printing

    Aug. 9, 2023
    A recent $1.8 million in seed funding is helping Metafold drive the mass adoption of a sustainable industrial 3D printing platform with its cloud- and API-based 3D engineering...
    University of Houston
    University of Houston’s Haleh Ardebili discussing bendable, flexible batteries with Navid Khiabani, a UH graduate research assistant.

    R&D Spotlight: Stretchable, Flexible Li-Ion Batteries are a Natural Fit for Wearables

    Aug. 8, 2023
    This fully stretchable fabric-based lithium-ion battery design consists of a conductive silver fabric as a platform and current collector.
    Hanson Cement
    Hanson Cement digitalized their production processes to make easier optimizations and upgrades for sustainability.

    Making Production Sustainable with Digital Tools

    July 25, 2023
    A digital twin methodology that incorporates sustainability along with other operational parameters can bring manufacturers closer to their resource and energy consumption goals...
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    Lithium Forklift Batteries Find Second Life in Solar Energy Storage

    June 29, 2023
    How end-of-life lithium cells used in forklifts were reincarnated for a solar array—buying an extra 10 years of expected use in the process.
    Sensata Technologies
    The impacts of electrification have also expanded within the manufacturing and warehouse environment with electrified forklifts, scissor lifts and other pieces of industrial equipment.

    Bringing Sustainability from the Boardroom to Ground Level

    June 14, 2023
    Smarter use of sensing technologies can drive energy efficiency and enable electrification. Examples include heat pumps, battery chemistries and industrial sensing.
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    Moving a New Machine to Electric Drive

    June 13, 2023
    Frequently asked questions about battery options in electrification projects.