September Roundup: Machining in the News

The industry is constantly evolving. This month we cover promotions at Mitsubishi, robotic automation funded by Elon Musk, Rolls-Royce partnering up with Sea Machines, and Mikrotron assists in the research for developing safer sports equipment. Keep reading for more details.

Mitsubishi Inc. Promotes Senior VP of Sales & Marketing

Mitsubishi Electric Automation Inc. announced the promotion of Milton Coleman to Senior Vice President of sales and marketing. Coleman has nearly thirty years of experience in the automation industry, and previously held the position of vice president of sales.

For more information on Coleman and his promotion check out the full article here.

OEMs Roll Out Smart Machines

Elon Musk unveiled the concept for their Tesla Bot, a humanoid robot for “unsafe, repetitive or boring tasks.” The humanoid would be only the latest machine in the long-standing history of robotics. The data-driven era of robotics is upon us and powered by the convergence of both maturing data science and machine learning (ML)/AI technologies. Together, the technologies are enabling robots and cobots for more than manufacturing.

For some examples on how this technology is moving us towards a more automated future click here.

Rolls-Royce and Sea Machines Partner on Autonomous Ship Control Solutions

Rolls-Royce and Sea Machines Robotics announce a new collaboration that will deliver comprehensive remote command, autonomous control and intelligent crew support systems to the marine market. As part of this agreement, both companies will join forces on the development and sale of fully and semi-autonomous vessel control systems. The combination of Rolls-Royce’s propulsion and automation solutions with Sea Machines’ vessel control products will offer marine customers significant benefits in terms of vessel operations, safety, efficiency and environmental impact.

For more details on this partnership click here.

Mikrotron Assists Researchers in the Development of Safer Sports Helmets

Researchers in Montreal, Canada recently conducted a study partially funded by CCM. The aim of the study was to create data to compare VN foams to other helmet liner materials—information that could help in the design of safer helmets. While helmets act as the first line of defense against traumatic brain injuries, serious but less extensive head injuries such as concussions are still common when athletes are wearing a helmet. In the United States, the Center of Disease Control estimates upwards of 3.8 million sport-related concussions occur annually.

For the full report click here.

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