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Intensive Failure Analysis Optimizes CNC Spindle Performance and Life

Comprehensive failure analysis and detailed documentation are indispensable tools in preventing recurring spindle failures, and can lead to improved performance.

Going Beyond 3D Printing to Add a New Dimension for Additive Manufacturing

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory:  A team of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers has demonstrated the 3D printing of shape-shifting structures that can fold or unfold to reshape themselves when exposed to heat or electricity. The micro-architected s

Emulate3D Simulation and Emulation within the Industry 4.0 Framework

Wherever new ideas surface to bring Industry 4.0 to life, the simulation of these ideas to test, develop, and demonstrate them is the logical next step.

Welcome to the International Manufacturing Technology Show

No article can do this show justice, especially with over 2,000 exhibitors utilizing 1.3 million square feet of show floor.

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Special Tradeshow Coverage for The International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS 2016)

IMTS 2016 will be held from September 12th - 17th in Chicago, Illinois. This ManufacturingTomorrow.com Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years event.

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Why manufacturing will make or break the future of energy

Lauren Hepler for GreenBiz:  From solar panels a decade ago to energy storage today, the history of clean tech is littered with capital-intensive concepts poised to radically alter the relationship between industrialized society and the environment.

But why do these widely heralded breakthroughs always seem to limp along so slowly when it comes to actually hitting the market? The dreaded "valley of death" between conception and commercialization is one increasingly recognized explanation, dooming novel technologies to relegation in never-ending pilot projects as follow-on investment lags.

For Mark Johnson, the Department of Energy's resident innovation expert, the real problem often boils down to production. That is, not just inventing a new energy-centric technologies, but making sure those new tools can be reliably made in a cost-effective manner.  Cont'd...

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Amada Miyachi Europe offers Weld Monitoring Devices to Support Quality System Requirements

Amada Miyachi Europe announces powerful high performance weld monitoring equipment ideal for process development, production monitoring, data collection and analysis to support quality system requirements. Amada Miyachi Europe weld monitoring devices can be smoothly integrated into the production process, providing precision real-time dynamic measurement of all welding variables.

Syrris launches Asia Automated Reagent Injector at ACS

Syrris, a world leader in the field of flow chemistry, launched its Asia Automated Reagent Injector at the 252nd American Chemical Society National Meeting and Exposition in Philadelphia, USA, from the 21st to the 25th of August.

Zortrax Provides Bosch With Innovative 3-D Printing Solutions for Company's French Production Plant

Zortrax announces the results of its custom-designed, 3-D printed tools on Bosch plant's capability and efficiency.

DK Automations' Radik 3D Printer Utilizes New Patent-Pending Delta Direct Extruder (DDE) Technology

The First-Ever Radik Delta Direct Extruder Technology

IMTS - HEIDENHAIN to Offer Daily Motion Control Presentations at IMTS Booth (Booth #E-5226)

EIDENHAIN CORPORATION will offer five different concise presentations covering the latest in manufacturing technology at their booth (#E-5226) each day of the show. Each presentation will last a maximum of 10 minutes.

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KINGSTAR Soft Motion - Replace Your Motion Control Hardware with Precision-Performance Software in Half the Cost & Time

KINGSTAR Soft Motion - Replace Your Motion Control Hardware with Precision-Performance Software in Half the Cost & Time

KINGSTAR Soft Motion is an open and standards-based, real-time software-only solution that streamlines motion control automation. Soft Motion runs directly on the 64-bit PC, uses the NIC card for I/O, and uses the powerful EtherCAT protocol to free you from the shackles of proprietary and costly hardware. With Soft Motion, motion control engineers can design, develop and integrate real-time PC-based machine controllers in a "plug-and-play" environment for consolidated, inexpensive and scalable motion control.

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