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Automation and robotics

The factory of the future is a term that has been discussed for a number of years but what exactly does it mean? Reece Armstrong explains. more

Opinion

Reece Armstrong looks at how medical manufacturing has reacted to Industry 4.0 and where the sector sees robots and automation having the most impact. more

Opinion

Neil Gallant, managing director of Neutronic Technologies gives his thoughts on what the future of robotics and automation beholds for the engineering and manufacturing industry. more

Opinion

Recent research has predicted that one in three jobs will be automated using robotics or software by 2025. Graham Mackrell, Harmonic Drive UK, looks at the future of robotics and the role they will continue to play. more

News

According to Sumitomo (SHI) Demag faster return on investment, sterile conditions and safer production processes are thanks to the automation of precision moulding operations more

Opinion

A group at the University of California at Berkeley has used JPK Instruments’ SPM systems to research biologically inspired polymer adhesives more

News

Over 3,200 exhibitors from 40 countries and regions arrived for the first day of the 29th International CHINAPLAS Exhibition in Guangzhou. more

News

Making millions of pipette tips a week, SSI has opted for three Sepro automation cells to help add to its output more

Technology

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Source: Engel.

Today, on the opening day of K 2013, Engel hails its position as leading European supplier of automation equipment for injection moulding machines as a key ingredient in its record €950 million turnover in 2012/13. more

News

Sam Anson at Gsell.

Source: Gsell Medical Plastics.

The Swiss are experts in manufacturing—in understanding how things can be made well. Following a tour of selected manufacturers, Sam Anson looks at the roots of the sector, examines recent acquisitions, and picks up on challenges going forward. more

Opinion

Collaboration between ATM Automation and a leading UK medical device manufacturer has led to the development of a fully automated solution for high accuracy, high clarity circumferential printing on a range of drug delivery components. more

Technology

Automated equipment helps high volume manufacturers keep costs down while minimising contamination. This report reveals options to help readers, especially following complaints that automated assembly modules are limited in cleanroom operations. more

Technology