Ongoing successful cooperation

The ZEISS Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology (SMT) segment regularly evaluates its suppliers and awards prizes to those which come out on top. MBFZ toolcraft GmbH has recently received the coveted ZEISS SMT Supplier Award for the second time. In 2019, the family-run company, which has facilities in Georgensgmünd and Spalt in Middle Franconia, Germany, stood out Read more about Ongoing successful cooperation[…]

The finalists of the 3D Pioneers Challenge 2020 have been determined

It will be exciting again. The 3D Pioneers Challenge has published the finalists of the international design competition for additive manufacturing technologies. One can look forward to more than 50 nominations that have made it onto the shortlist in a multi-stage process and will now be presented on the platform www.3dpc.io and on social media Read more about The finalists of the 3D Pioneers Challenge 2020 have been determined[…]

Epson Begins Volume Production of S2D13V40 Controller ICs for Head-Up Displays

Seiko Epson Corporation (TSE: 6724, "Epson") has developed and begun volume production of the S2D13V40, Epson’s first controller IC designed specifically for head-up displays. Epson plans to produce 100,000 of the new controllers per month.   Aiming to enhance safety and lessen fatigue, vehicle manufacturers have increasingly sought to install head-up displays that can be read Read more about Epson Begins Volume Production of S2D13V40 Controller ICs for Head-Up Displays[…]

How Nations Invest in Robotics Research

Corona crisis highlights useful developments of robot technology International Federation of Robotics published a global overview in “World Robotics R&D Programs” Frankfurt, June 8, 2020 – The Corona crisis highlights the important contribution that robots make to industry and to society. Research funding programs (R&D) are vital to enable and further support these developments: New Read more about How Nations Invest in Robotics Research[…]

Post-COVID-19 Economy: “Robots Create Jobs”

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported positive impact on employment in past 10 years MIT´s news office conclusions on economist Daron Acemoglu’s research wrong Companies around the world are increasing their use of industrial robots: Within five years, the global operational stock rose by about 65% to 2.4 million units (2013-2018). For the same period Read more about Post-COVID-19 Economy: “Robots Create Jobs”[…]

Han-Modular®: New shielded module for power and signals

HARTING has developed a new Han® Shielded power module that allows users to insert shielded power lines into modular connectors for the first time. A shielded signal module for easy EMC-protected data transmission will also be added to this product shortly. Customer benefits: Easy to use and shorter installation times! The new Han® Shielded power Read more about Han-Modular®: New shielded module for power and signals[…]

Mclennan boost motion system capability with Servotecnica’s comprehensive slip ring assembly range

Mclennan, the leading UK motion control component distributor and systems supplier, has recently agreed a partnership agreement with Servotecnica to market and support the Italian manufacturer’s comprehensive range of slip ring assemblies in the UK and France. Mclennan’s extensive system building capabilities for complete motion automated sub-systems include in-house designed projects as single orders or Read more about Mclennan boost motion system capability with Servotecnica’s comprehensive slip ring assembly range[…]

Mobile robots for quiet locations now a reality thanks to NSK’s direct-drive wheel unit

Aimed at OEMs looking to add mobility to their autonomous or collaborative robots, NSK has developed an innovative direct-drive wheel unit. Specifically designed for use in quiet environments, such as hospitals, hotels, offices and libraries, robots fitted with the new wheel unit can efficiently carry and move loads up to 100 kg without disturbing people. Read more about Mobile robots for quiet locations now a reality thanks to NSK’s direct-drive wheel unit[…]

Artificial Intelligence Challenge

Researchers, developers and young entrepreneurs from all over the world are invited to apply for the KUKA Innovation Award 2021. Under the motto "Artificial Intelligence Challenge", concepts relating to all aspects of artificial intelligence are in demand. The winning team will receive prize money of 20,000 euros. KUKA has been presenting the Innovation Award since Read more about Artificial Intelligence Challenge[…]

Valispace is the “Github for Hardware”

Valispace, a collaborative engineering software company, has solved the major problem that hardware engineers face when trying to develop digitally complex hardware products. Instead of copy-pasting data across documents, they have developed a “Github for Hardware”, allowing engineers to develop better products more efficiently and with less mistakes. They already have customers from multiple industries, Read more about Valispace is the “Github for Hardware”[…]