Markets en Interview: The Automation Boom in 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Guest Commentary Robotics Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:57:00 +0000 69791 at What’s the 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Robotics IoT Wed, 15 Feb 2017 19:11:00 +0000 69721 at Freestanding Dielectric Elastomers Offer New Capabilities in 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Medical Linear Motion Materials News Fri, 10 Feb 2017 15:24:00 +0000 69671 at The World of Design & Manufacturing Under One Roof <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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 3D Printing Editorial Comment Medical Packaging IoT Materials Efficient Engineering Tue, 07 Feb 2017 17:23:00 +0000 69581 at Swiss Turning and Laser Cutting on 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Manufacturing Equipment Tue, 07 Feb 2017 15:33:00 +0000 69561 at Unique Chemistry Blend Ushers in New Generation of 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Automotive Medical Metals Tue, 07 Feb 2017 15:11:00 +0000 69551 at 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cables, Connectors, Enclosures Manufacturing Equipment Tue, 07 Feb 2017 14:20:00 +0000 69521 at 7 Conferences to Catch at the 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 3D Printing Medical Robotics IoT News Mon, 06 Feb 2017 21:33:00 +0000 69511 at The Pacific Design & Manufacturing Show Is Bringing the Future to 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorial Comment Robotics IoT Engineers Assemble! Mon, 06 Feb 2017 19:24:00 +0000 69441 at Force Sensors in 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> White Papers Robotics Sensors Fri, 03 Feb 2017 18:12:00 +0000 66711 at