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Top 9 automation trends
30/06/14 - The following technologies will play a major role in the evolution of automation in the manufacturing sector. Paul Miller explains.
Siemens and its partners have developed a model that calculates the best trajectories for robots from the standpoint of energy efficiency.
Supplier news
24/06/14 - Siemens aims to develop reprogram existing manufacturing robots to operate more energy-efficiently without making changes to the production process.
Intralox named Modex Innovation Award winner
Supplier news
12/06/14 - Intralox’s latest innovation, the OMNI-DIRECTIONAL Sorter, was chosen as the Modex Innovation Award winner in the Best New Innovation category.
Okuma Australia secures robotics distribution agreement
10/06/14 - Okuma Australia has secured a distribution agreement for Australia and New Zealand with Belgium robotics company, Robojob.
The completed AGV follows a track made of adhesive magnetic tape which is stuck to the floor.
07/05/14 - ROBOTEQ has a new application note and a demonstration video which shows how to build an Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) using just two components.
Jake’s Swirlesque glove in action. (Image: Jake Coppinger)
30/01/14 - From a glove which controls computers to bikes made from bamboo, the finalists in this year's Awards cover a diverse range of engineering innovations.
A revolution revolt? The next stage of mining automation
30/01/14 - Automation is an inescapable part of mining's future, but what role will it really play?
The item (split into its component sections and pictured above) would cost about US$26 to make with the MarkOne 3D printer.
29/01/14 - The printer will help bring carbon fibre to more engineers and others curious about the ultra-strong, lightweight composite.
Bike helmet 3D printed on the Objet500 Connex3 Colour Multi-material 3D Printer in one print job using VeroCyan, VeroMagenta, and VeroYellow (Photo: Stratasys Ltd.)
28/01/14 - The Objet500 Connex3 combines droplets of three base materials to produce parts with virtually unlimited combinations of materials.
How to become a mining supplier
11/12/13 - Tightening market conditions means Australia’s burgeoning equipment, services and supplier sector is having to up the ante to secure mining contracts.
Self-driving cars and autonomous robots: where to now?
22/11/13 - Michael Brünig examines the future of automation.
Advanced manufacturing may benefit from mind controlled robots.
15/11/13 - Robots that are controlled by the human mind may be able to help workers in the field of advanced manufacturing, according to a US research team.

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