Markets http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8206/more en Interview: The Automation Boom in Mexico http://machinedesign.com/robotics/interview-automation-boom-mexico <div class="field-deck"> Jeff Burnstein, President of A3, says Mexico may be the next global player in the automation arena, but the international skills gap could be problematic. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Jeff Burnstein, President of A3, says Mexico may be the next global player in the automation arena, but the international skills gap could be problematic.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/robotics/interview-automation-boom-mexico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/robotics/interview-automation-boom-mexico#comments Guest Commentary Robotics Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:57:00 +0000 69791 at http://machinedesign.com What’s the Difference Between Weak and Strong AI? http://machinedesign.com/robotics/what-s-difference-between-weak-and-strong-ai <div class="field-byline"> Jeff Kerns </div> <div class="field-deck"> Should our computers and robots think for themselves, and should we worry they might take over if we do? </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The conversation about artificial intelligence is often met with scrutiny and confusion. This is largely because there is no concrete definition of AI. Personal assistants like Siri, Amazon’s Alexa...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/robotics/what-s-difference-between-weak-and-strong-ai" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/robotics/what-s-difference-between-weak-and-strong-ai#comments Robotics IoT Wed, 15 Feb 2017 19:11:00 +0000 69721 at http://machinedesign.com Freestanding Dielectric Elastomers Offer New Capabilities in Actuation, Soft Robotics http://machinedesign.com/materials/freestanding-dielectric-elastomers-offer-new-capabilities-actuation-soft-robotics <div class="node-body article-body">A dielectric elastomer from NC State University, Raleigh, is enhanced with electroactive "bottlebrush" polymers that allow it to deform under relatively low electric fields and hold its final shape after the field is removed.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/materials/freestanding-dielectric-elastomers-offer-new-capabilities-actuation-soft-robotics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/materials/freestanding-dielectric-elastomers-offer-new-capabilities-actuation-soft-robotics#comments Medical Linear Motion Materials News Fri, 10 Feb 2017 15:24:00 +0000 69671 at http://machinedesign.com The World of Design & Manufacturing Under One Roof http://machinedesign.com/blog/world-design-manufacturing-under-one-roof-0 <div class="node-body blog-body">Highlights of the Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, and other events include 3D printing for microfluidics and a medical sealer with RFID readers and an optical sensor.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/world-design-manufacturing-under-one-roof-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/world-design-manufacturing-under-one-roof-0#comments 3D Printing Editorial Comment Medical Packaging IoT Materials Efficient Engineering Tue, 07 Feb 2017 17:23:00 +0000 69581 at http://machinedesign.com Swiss Turning and Laser Cutting on One Machine http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/swiss-turning-and-laser-cutting-one-machine <div class="field-byline"> Machine Design Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">It's possible to perform Swiss-turning and laser-cutting operations without switching machines when using the SS207-5AX LaserSwiss.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/swiss-turning-and-laser-cutting-one-machine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/swiss-turning-and-laser-cutting-one-machine#comments Manufacturing Equipment Tue, 07 Feb 2017 15:33:00 +0000 69561 at http://machinedesign.com Unique Chemistry Blend Ushers in New Generation of Metal Cleaning http://machinedesign.com/metals/unique-chemistry-blend-ushers-new-generation-metal-cleaning <div class="field-byline"> Machine Design Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">An innovative, non-flammable vapor-degreasing fluid cleaner offers an environmentally friendly alternative to hydrocarbon degreasers. </div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/metals/unique-chemistry-blend-ushers-new-generation-metal-cleaning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/metals/unique-chemistry-blend-ushers-new-generation-metal-cleaning#comments Automotive Medical Metals Tue, 07 Feb 2017 15:11:00 +0000 69551 at http://machinedesign.com Cable Meets Oil- and Abrasion-Resistant Industrial Machine Needs http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/cable-meets-oil-and-abrasion-resistant-industrial-machine-needs <div class="field-byline"> Machine Design Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The ÖLFLEX 409 P PUR control cable is built for tough environments thanks to its polyurethane sheath and its resistance to a range of chemical media.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/cable-meets-oil-and-abrasion-resistant-industrial-machine-needs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/cables-connectors-enclosures/cable-meets-oil-and-abrasion-resistant-industrial-machine-needs#comments Cables, Connectors, Enclosures Manufacturing Equipment Tue, 07 Feb 2017 14:20:00 +0000 69521 at http://machinedesign.com 7 Conferences to Catch at the Pacific Design & Manufacturing Show http://machinedesign.com/news/7-conferences-catch-pacific-design-manufacturing-show <div class="field-byline"> Carlos Gonzalez </div> <div class="field-deck"> Here are the must-see conferences at this year’s Pacific Design & Manufacturing show, covering the full range of the engineering industry. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">At the Pacific Design & Manufacturing show, there are two educational opportunities offering more than 70 hours of conferences...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/news/7-conferences-catch-pacific-design-manufacturing-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/news/7-conferences-catch-pacific-design-manufacturing-show#comments 3D Printing Medical Robotics IoT News Mon, 06 Feb 2017 21:33:00 +0000 69511 at http://machinedesign.com The Pacific Design & Manufacturing Show Is Bringing the Future to You http://machinedesign.com/blog/pacific-design-manufacturing-show-bringing-future-you <div class="node-body blog-body">Here at Machine Design, we talk about “Smart Manufacturing” quite a bit. It goes by other names like the Internet of Things (IoT), Industrial IoT (IIoT), and Industry 4.0. Some of you might... </div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/pacific-design-manufacturing-show-bringing-future-you" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/pacific-design-manufacturing-show-bringing-future-you#comments Editorial Comment Robotics IoT Engineers Assemble! Mon, 06 Feb 2017 19:24:00 +0000 69441 at http://machinedesign.com Force Sensors in Robotic Design http://machinedesign.com/sensors/force-sensors-robotic-design <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Tekscan </div> <div class="node-body article-body">From the operating room to the manufacturing floor, the robotic industry continues to grow and mature. As demand for...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sensors/force-sensors-robotic-design" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sensors/force-sensors-robotic-design#comments White Papers Robotics Sensors Fri, 03 Feb 2017 18:12:00 +0000 66711 at http://machinedesign.com