Will the Rise of Automation and Robots Put You out of a Job, or Give You a New One?

With the recent rise of robots and automation in the manufacturing industry, many people are worried that they are limiting the job potential for human workers. However, recent research is still unclear as to whether this is true and some point to robots as actually having a positive impact on job growth. Our experts at MiQ Partners explore this issue and the role of custom automation companies in it in our blog below.

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Benefits and Options for Machining Services

For those working in the field of machining services, you probably know that loading and unloading your cutting and molding machines can be accomplished in many different ways. At MiQ Partners, our experts outline some of these techniques below and the things that you need to consider when going through this process.

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Precision Machining: The Future of Human Interfaces

Human-machine interfaces are currently undergoing an evolution due to the influence and increased prevalence of touch-screen technology – from tablets to smartphones, this technology is making its way into the design of industrial operator interfaces in the precision machining sector and changing the way things are done. At MiQ Partners, we explore the impact that touch technology has had on the market and how its changed the design of operator screens.

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The Importance of Flexibility in Automation and Manufacturing

If you’ve been paying attention to the automation and manufacturing world, you’ve probably noticed the increase in flexibility when it comes to production operations. For the last five years, we’ve been moving closer to a new era of manufacturing that focuses on customization and flexibility. This is possible due to the increase in mass production processes built upon e-commerce platforms and make-to-order product configurations. Our MiQ Partners experts explore the challenges that this new landscape poses to manufacturers below.

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The Environmental Impact of 3D Printing: Advice for Automation Companies

With the advent of 3D printing, environmentalists and automation companies have been hailing it as a positive, environmentally friendly development due to its ability to produce at or near points of consumption with minimal waste. However, in order to get a good read on the actual environmental impact of 3D printing, we need to consider factors such as product lifestyle and system wide analysis results. Our experts at MiQ Partners outline the safety and environmental impact of this process below and consider the future course of its lifecycle.

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Why Automation Companies Are Taking Notice of IBM’s New Ultradense Chip Technology

With each passing year, chip manufacturers and automation companies are seeing first-hand how Moore’s Law continues to lose credibility. However, with IBM’s recent revelation of a prototype “ultradense” computer chip, this trend looks to change. Claimed to have four times the capacity of the most powerful chips currently on the market, the successful adaptation of this new prototype for mass production would once again give Moore’s Law credibility and continue to push the trend of smaller sized computer chips.
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Sports Illustrated Article Features Dynavision’s D2

Technology in college football: Using their brains to get more brawn

Then there are the muscles that aren’t typically the focus of exercise. Cincinnati began peripheral vision training in 2009 because Bob Mangine, the school’s associate AD for sports medicine, and his staff were concerned that concussion treatment and discussion revolved too much around what occurred after the fact. A better system, they reasoned, would reduce concussions by helping players see the hit before it comes.

Enter Dynavision, used by the Air Force at the time to enhance its pilots’ peripheral vision. It is essentially a large 5-foot by 5-foot board featuring a small screen in the middle and rings of lights around it. A player focuses on a word or number on the screen, then reacts to a light on the periphery by reaching for it.

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How to Ensure Long-Term Success with Risk-Based Product Design: Advice from Our Product Manufacturers

Despite the effectiveness of third-party testing to ensure product safety standards meet those of regulators, distributors, wholesalers, retailers and consumers, risk-based product design is better suited to controlling risk in the long-run. Risk-based product design encompasses the life cycle of a product from start to finish and is better suited for anticipating and controlling the impact of your product on its various targets. Our product manufacturers at MiQ Tech explore some of the ways to ensure success with risk-based product design below.

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Our Product Manufacturing Experts Explore the Questions: When Will Graphene Be Commonly Used?

With focus on graphene in technological news increasing, you may be wondering why it’s not replacing alternatives faster. Its unique electronic, mechanic and optical properties give it plenty of potential and it looks to be a potential key player in electronic displays, high-energy batteries and various other products. Despite this potential, its application in some areas such as computers, are looking to be more difficult than initially seemed. Our product manufacturing experts at MiQ Partners explore the potential of graphene below.

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UC grad launches workout machine for people with disabilities

CINCINNATI (Joe Webb) — People may not have heard of West Chester native Ryan Eder but the design and inventing world has.

A few years ago, his senior project at the University of Cincinnati won an international design competition that was won the next year by a little thing called the iPhone. Since then, Eder’s been working out the bugs on his invention and last week he rolled it out.

In a trailer turned showroom parked on the UC campus is Ryan Eder’s life work. Sparked by a trip to a west side gym where a man in a wheelchair was struggling with the machines.

“I called 200 clubs and told them I was a wheelchair user looking to work out and asked, ‘What do you have?’ And 94% of them didn’t have anything,” said Eder.

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