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3D printing gets faster, with help from a vat of goo

Ben Coxworth for New Atlas: A collaboration between MIT's Self-Assembly Lab, Steelcase and product designer Christophe Guberan, however, has resulted in a new technique known as Rapid Liquid Printing – it can reduce the time of some 3D print jobs from hours to minutes.

Solving Complex Adhesion Problems with Plasma

When traditional chemical adhesives fail to sufficiently bond dissimilar types of materials, engineers often turn to plasma treatments to solve complex adhesion problems.

A Deeper Look at “Precision” Toolholders

Quality of machining and quality control differentiates “standard” toolholders from precision.

IT Security and Machine Safety

Before you connect your machinery to the internet, please make sure you do a full IT risk assessment, considering not only the benefits, but the potential troubles you may encounter, and then think if having “constantly connected” machinery is REALLY necessary.

Insert Molding vs Traditional Injection Molding

A typical application of insert molding is to include one or more threaded metal inserts in a plastic part when that part is intended to mate to another part in an assembly.

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Desktop Metal Is Set to Change How Metal Is Manufactured with the Fastest Metal 3D Printing System in the World

For the First Time, Affordable, Safe and Precise Metal 3D Printing for Both Prototyping and Mass Production Will Be a Reality Across Industries - at Speeds 100x Faster

Automate 2017 Show and Conference Participation Hits New Heights

Automate 2017 show and conference broke all previous attendance records with show attendance of 12,960 people, which is a 37 percent increase over 2015.

Amazon won a patent for an on-demand clothing manufacturing warehouse

Jason Del Rey for Recode: Amazon was awarded a patent on Tuesday for an on-demand manufacturing system designed to quickly produce clothing — and other products — only after a customer order is placed.

3D-printing of glass now possible

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology via Science Daily: As a consequence of the properties of glass, such as transparency, thermal stability and resistance to acids, the use of this material in 3D-printing opens up manifold new applications in production and research, such as

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UBM's Advanced Design and Manufacturing Event in Boston to Feature Leading Presentations, Networking, Innovation Tours and More on its Diverse Expo Floor

UBM's Advanced Design and Manufacturing event in Boston features four expos under the same roof including: BIOMEDevice Boston, Design & Manufacturing (D&M) New England, Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) Boston, and PLASTEC New England.

DENSO and Toshiba to Collaborate on IoT-based Manufacturing, Advanced Driver Assistance, Automated Driving, and Others

The collaborations aim to combine DENSO's high level of technology and manufacturing capability accumulated through its experience in the automotive market and Toshiba's image recognition, IoT, artificial intelligence (AI), and software development technologies, in order to increase the competitiveness to make it through the paradigm shift that is taking place in the automotive industry.

Dassault Systèmes and Sogeti High Tech to Partner in Accelerating Industry Adoption of Additive Manufacturing

Prospective Alliance Partnership to Help Companies Reach New Performance and Innovation Milestones

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Innovative, Modular, Dual Belt Conveyor Pallet Systems

Innovative, Modular, Dual Belt Conveyor Pallet Systems

Dorner's 2200 Series Precision Move Pallet Systems feature the latest advancements in pallet traffic management. A unique pin tracking system guides pallets through merges and curves while maintaining product orientation. The fast belt change capability increases efficiency and reduces downtime in assembly automation processes. They are available in lengths up to 25 ft., can handle loads up to 500 lbs. and travel at speeds up to 114 ft/min.

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EXAIR Corporation

EXAIR Corporation

EXAIR is a manufacturer of compressed air products designed to solve industrial problems, improve the overall efficiency of your operations and increase the safety of your workforce. EXAIR provides expert technical assistance, product support and information. Product videos, CAD drawings and 3D models are available from the website. Our application based blog offers real world examples of how our products can help and improve your processes.