4-D printing multi-metal products with a desktop electrochemical 3-D printer

Tech Xplore | March 15, 2019

4-D printing multi-metal products with a desktop electrochemical 3-D printer
Four-dimensional printing can create complex 3-D geometries that react to environmental stimuli, opening new design opportunities in materials science. A vast majority of 4-D printing approaches use polymer materials, which limit the operational temperature during the process of engineering. In a recent study, Xiaolong Chen and co-workers at the Dyson School of Design and Engineering, Department of Earth Science and Engineering and Department of Materials at the Imperial College of London, U.K., developed a new multi-metal electrochemical 3-D printer. The device was able to construct bimetallic geometries by selectively depositing different metals with temperature-responsive behavior programmed into the printed structure.

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Conventional manufacturing continues to evolve, embracing smart capabilities involving greater connectivity and flexibility all the way to full-on Industry 4.0 transformations. Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, continues to evolve too, as it capitalizes on opportunities traditional manufacturing technologies can’t exploit due to their inherent limitations.

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Conventional manufacturing continues to evolve, embracing smart capabilities involving greater connectivity and flexibility all the way to full-on Industry 4.0 transformations. Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, continues to evolve too, as it capitalizes on opportunities traditional manufacturing technologies can’t exploit due to their inherent limitations.

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Accelerating digital lidar adoption in industrial automation and smart city markets across Europe and the Middle East by Ouster and Outsight

businesswire | January 21, 2021

Ouster, a main supplier of superior advanced lidar sensors, and Outsight reported today the previously incorporated arrangement in the lidar business with installed pre-preparing programming. This attachment and-play framework is intended to convey ongoing, handled 3D information and intended to be incorporated into any application in no time. The arrangement joins Ouster's high-goal advanced lidar sensors with Outsight's insight programming which identifies, orders, and tracks objects without depending on AI. Ouster imagined computerized lidar innovation in 2015 with a dream of making elite, universal, and reasonable lidar-fueled arrangements across various businesses. Considering a comparative objective, Outsight created pre-handling programming to make 3D lidar simpler than at any other time to utilize. The mix of these two industry-driving items brings about a start to finish arrangement that conveys powerful, usable information to clients while quickening their opportunity to-advertise and diminishing item advancement costs. “Ouster and Outsight’s strategic partnership represents our shared vision for making 3D lidar-powered solutions that are useful, simple, and affordable for every customer in every industry,” said Cyrille Jacquemet, general manager of Europe and the Middle East at Ouster. “We believe Ouster’s high-resolution lidar and Outsight’s unique pre-processing software will allow customers to fully leverage 3D lidar data in any application. Together, we are advancing safe, ubiquitous autonomy with this comprehensive solution.” “By teaming up with Ouster, we created the first one-stop-shop for a comprehensive perception solution,” said Sebastien de la Bastie, Chief Business Officer at Outsight. “Our integrated kit has the right versatility for R&D experimentation and the right performance, robustness and scalability for large, real-world deployments. Together, we fill the gap between both worlds and dramatically accelerate customer’s time-to-market.” Across the board arrangement: 3D computerized lidar sensors with ongoing information preparing programming Ouster carries progressed 3D vision to different applications where constant 3D discernment, dependability, and 360-degree observing are required. Intended to IP68 and IP9K norms, Ouster's sensors are worked to withstand outrageous climate conditions. This gives another degree of dependability for broadened outside use through downpour, day off, residue, and haze. Ouster's sensors likewise have more than 50 customization choices that can be custom-made for various applications and every actual establishment – from a tight, thick direct cloud toward an extra-wide 90x360 field-of-see – across industrial facilities, ports, urban communities, air terminals, and different areas. Ouster's 3D lidar information is prepared continuously by Outsight's edge figure framework, an ARM-based process hub that capacities as a coordinated lidar box. Clients can get both the crude, high-goal point cloud information and the pre-prepared information, which goes from singular article data (position, direction, speed) to amassed examination (object checks, stream designs). Further, Outsight's restrictive pre-preparing approach doesn't need any AI – its AI-driven calculations can precisely recognize, track, and group objects with no sort of preparing or information marking. This not just diminishes clients' applications power utilization and transmission capacity prerequisites, yet additionally permits clients to be going with the arrangement very quickly and with no requirement for long information explanation measures. This arrangement is now economically accessible in Europe for modern computerization and savvy city applications. A computerized lidar arrangement intended for modern mechanization, savvy urban areas, and the sky is the limit from there From volume estimation in the modern area to more secure crossing points in shrewd urban communities, this coordinated arrangement makes it feasible for clients to handily use 3D lidar-based innovation for both new and existing applications. Modern applications incorporate utilizing Ouster's sensors to quantify enormous volumes of waste stores that are part of the way situated subterranean in covered holders. Outsight's product then pre-measures this information progressively to compute the volume and measurements of the loads. The unrivaled goal of an Ouster sensor empowers clients to compute the volume estimations at centimeter-level exactness, a level of accuracy that isn't feasible today by customary 2D strategies. Exactness and straightforwardness is basic, as this improves clients' benchmarking and decreases operational expenses. A video of this application in real life can be seen here. For brilliant framework clients, this consolidated innovation can convey object data, including vehicle and passerby position, grouping, speed, and anticipated direction. Coordinating this arrangement straightforwardly into savvy traffic frameworks opens capacities around programmed incorrect way discovery, stop bar infringement, person on foot crossing, among others. Outsight likewise gives an extra applications layer that can be changed by clients and integrators to guarantee that the arrangement accommodates their one of a kind requirements. A video of this application in real life can be seen here. Looking forward: bringing 3D lidar-based innovation to all ventures Together, Ouster and Outsight are quickening protected, universal independence with attachment and-play arrangements that are helpful, solid, and simple to incorporate across all businesses. This organization is a piece of a continuous joint exertion to bring 3D discernment abilities to each mechanical robot, crane, traffic signal, and some other moving and fixed articles. The organizations intend to stretch out the association to work together on extra arrangements in various enterprises, including mechanical technology and modern vehicles. About Ouster Ouster builds high-resolution lidar sensors for the industrial automation, smart infrastructure, robotics, and automotive industries. Using its unique digital lidar architecture, Ouster’s sensors are high-resolution, reliable, compact, and affordable. Since its founding in 2015, Ouster has secured over 800 customers and $140 million in funding. Ouster is headquartered in San Francisco and led by CEO Angus Pacala and CTO Mark Frichtl. Ouster has previously announced a merger agreement with Colonnade Acquisition Corp (NYSE: CLA), a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), that would result in Ouster becoming a publicly listed company. About Outsight Outsight develops real-time 3D LiDAR perception solutions. Our mission is to make LiDAR-based spatial intelligence become plug-and-play, so it can be used by application specialists in any market. Using any LiDAR with our pre-processing capabilities allows smart machines and smart cities to achieve an unprecedented level of understanding of their environment. We believe that accelerating the adoption of LiDAR technology with easy-to-use and scalable pre-processing will highly contribute to create transformative solutions and products that will make a smarter and safer world.

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BizVibe Highlights Key Challenges Facing the Industrial Machinery Manufacturing Industry

BizVibe | September 06, 2021

BizVibe has added key challenges and trends for all manufacturing industry groups on their buyer and seller platforms. Within the manufacturing category, BizVibe's industrial machinery manufacturing industry group consists of 9,000+ company profiles which now contain 50+ company data points, including a list of potential challenges which are expected to impact market participants over the next few years. One challenge for the industrial machinery manufacturing industry is the rising concerns around environmental safety. Air pollution from the smoke and emissions generated by burning fossil fuels is a serious environmental issue, and manufacturing processes often contribute to it. Some by-products of manufacturing can be harmful to the environment and contribute to air and water pollution. Many governments have introduced regulations that limit the amount of pollutants released into the air and water, which can create challenges in terms of costs and implementing new processes. By identifying such challenges, BizVibe is helping users analyze which suppliers are right for their business, while allowing them to efficiently monitor the risk of doing business. Key Insights Provided for Industrial Machinery Manufacturing Companies In addition to analysis on how key challenges are expected to impact businesses, BizVibe company profiles contain numerous high-quality insights to help users discover, track, compare, and evaluate suppliers or sales prospects. These insights include: Relevance and influence of industry trends and challenges, segmented by region Press releases and news coverage referencing key trends and challenges Risk of doing business score, segmented by operational, financial, compliance, and country risk Top company competitors at the global, regional, and national levels Names of top company decision makers, including job titles and social profiles Company financials such as annual revenue, profitability ratios, and management effectiveness View 50+ Company Data Points for Free Industrial Machinery Product and Service Categories BizVibe's platform provides access to over 10 million buyer and supplier company profiles. Businesses from more than 200 countries are categorized into 40,000+ product and service categories, each providing detailed insights tailored to the needs of procurement and sales teams globally. The industrial machinery manufacturing industry group features 9,000+ company profiles categorized into 30+ product and service categories, enabling clients to identify and connect with potential new business partners across diverse market segments. Product and service categories for the industrial machinery manufacturing industry include: Food processing equipment Granite cutting machines Semiconductor manufacturing equipment Alcohol distillation equipment Lens cutting machines Get Free Company Profile Access for all Categories BizVibe for Buyers and Sellers BizVibe is a modern B2B platform dedicated to connecting buyers and sellers from around the world. Powered by the latest best-in-class solutions, BizVibe is designed to help companies generate leads, shortlist suppliers, request proposals, and identify global companies. Evaluate companies side-by-side to compare key metrics and initiate productive partnerships. About BizVibe BizVibe has been conceptualized and built by a team based out of Toronto, Bangalore, and London. We are a branch of Infiniti Research and have dedicated units in all three locations. BizVibe helps buyers find the most relevant suppliers from around the world and helps sellers target prospects who need their products and/or services.

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Manufacturing Also Faces Remote Working Security Risks

Security Boulevard | May 05, 2020

When talking about security risks due to COVID-19, much of the discussion centers around displaced workers moving from office to home. What’s left out of the discussion is the security concerns surrounding manufacturing and industrial facilities and remote work. However, the pandemic have intensified the security risks to operational technology (OT), industrial internet of things (IIoT) and IT in factories. Threats to OT aren’t new. They tend to come through the IT network, malware or a breakdown of administrative privileges—just like any other type of system. But remote access has added a new wrinkle. “A top threat vector for targeted attacks on OT systems is individuals who have access directly through OT networks,” said Galina Antova, co-founder of Claroty. “Traditionally, OT engineers in many cases have shared admin access since they might need access to the process immediately. That practice is that much more challenging at a time when many of them are logging into OT environments remotely.”

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