Pleora Introduces First Video Interface Products for Extreme Environments

Showcasing at Vision China, industrial-grade video interfaces support high-reliability GigE Vision® and USB3 Vision™ video transmission in hostile -40°C to +60°C operating conditions

Global Industrial Robots and Material Handling Conveyor Growth in 2015

From increased sales and installations to more affordable robots and quicker ROIs, all evidence points to the multi-billion dollar market of industrial robotics continuing to grow for years to come.

ROBOCHOP: Interactive Installation Allows Internet Users Worldwide to Remotely Control a Pop-up Robotic Plant

From Clemens Weisshaar and Reed Kram: From March 16-20, 2015 internet users and visitors to CODE_n (Hall 16) at CeBit in Hanover will be able to use an online app connected to the ROBOCHOP installation to design and fabricate a piece of furniture in real time. The ROBOCHOP interface lets participants instruct a robotic arm to grab and sculpt a prefabricated 40 x 40 x 40cm durable foam cube using a floor mounted hot wire tool to create the object of their choice. The pop-up robotic plant has been conceptualised, coded and built by KRAM/WEISSHAAR. ROBOCHOP features a needle gripper as the robot’s hand, coaxial cooling of the cutting wire and sensors to measure the wire’s tension and provide direct feedback to the system. This harnesses the robot’s brute force and allows it to sculpt hundreds of unique objects consecutively with elegance and precision. Once manufacturing is complete, each custom object is packaged and posted to the user anywhere in the world entirely free of charge... ( full release ) ( homepage )  

ROBOCHOP by Clemens Weisshaar and Reed Kram

Large scale interactive installation allows internet users worldwide to remotely control a pop-up robotic plant at CODE_n 15.

MakerBot Introduces the MakerBot Starter Lab for Educational Institutions and Businesses

MakerBot Starter Lab Creates 3D Printing Hub to Jumpstart 3D Printing Capabilities Quickly, Efficiently and Cost-Effectively

Metcam Extends Its Services to Prototype Fabrication for R&D; Helps U.S. Manufacturer Develop an Alternative Energy Product

Metcam, a fabricator of sheet metal components and assemblies for OEMs, today announced it is now offering research and development (R&D) services, including test unit (prototype) fabrication, for major manufacturers. Metcam is currently working with a U.S. based, multinational conglomerate to produce prototype fuel cells, one of the most exciting alternative energy developments of the modern era.

MVTec announces date for MERLIC release

Developing machine vision applications without any knowledge of programming Machine vision for new user groups

Lenze Receives Leadership in Engineering Award

Design World magazine participants select Lenze for mechatronics solutions

Dassault Systèmes Announces General Availability of Release 2015x of the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform

Hundreds of New Industry-Specific and User Experience Capabilities On Premise and On the Cloud

FARO Technologies Opens New Exton, Pennsylvania Site to Expand and Modernize Manufacturing Process

The new facility modernizes FARO's Laser Tracker manufacturing process in addition to expanding the manufacturing capacity for both the Laser Tracker and Imager product lines.

SME, DEMAT Partner on EUROMOLD to Strengthen Additive Manufacturing Industry

SME's 25-year leadership position in additive manufacturing fosters international collaboration, enhances conference and exhibits

Aitech Applies Three Decades of Reliable Computing to Industrial Marketplace

New product family starts with two VME SBCs using Intel and PowerPC

Toshiba Wins iF Design Award 2015 for Hydraulic Double-Arm Robot

Toshiba Group took two awards at iF Design Award 2015, the prestigious international competition that recognizes outstanding achievements in design. The Silmee Bar type paste-on wearable biological sensor received the Product Design Award, and the Hydraulic Double-Arm Robot won the Professional Concept Award.

Laser Scanning Drones: XactSense is First to Fly Velodyne's New Low-Cost LIDAR "Puck"

XactSense inc. has developed a new platform for low-altitude aerial mapping using the newly released Velodyne LIDAR VLP-16 "Puck". Drone LIDAR mapping for the masses is here.

AIMG Redesigns Another A3 Website, This Time for Motion Control Association (MCA)

Having developed and designed the Robotics.org (RIA), VisionOnline.org (AIA), and A3Automate.org websites, AIMG's launch of MotionControlOnline.org for MCA marks its successful completion of all 4 websites for the Association for Advancing Automation organizations.

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ST Robotics - R17HS-6, the 6-axis version of the high speed R17 variant

ST Robotics - R17HS-6, the 6-axis version of the high speed R17 variant

The 6-axis version of the R17HS high speed variant of the R17 robot is now available. As is our policy the 6th axis is an optional bolt-on module. At the same time we have made it even faster and new software eliminates shake and greatly improves repeatability as this video shows. Please see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wG0MeiJ-yE. The video would seem to imply a repeatability of 0.01mm but we are sticking with 0.2mm in the spec. The motor specialist was able to tune the motors from the other side of the pond. My first reaction when we put power on and entered the first commands was to jump back in amazement (and maybe an expletive). Tip speed is now 3m/s; that's 3 times as fast as its nearest competitor yet costs half the price. I love it when a plan comes together.