Materials & Processes - Articles, Stories & Interviews

State-of-the-art Motion Control and Electronics for Sorting Line

The sorting and packaging of small, medium and large ceramic formats represent a crucial phase in the manufacturing process.

Beyond the Hype: What’s Next for Industrial 3D Printing

Vicki Holt of Proto Labs via The Huffington Post:  It wasn’t long ago that 3D p

Manufacturers raise investment in next-gen tech, survey says

Dustin Walsh for Crain's Detroit Business:  U.S. manufacturers are rapidly b

S. Korea’s Hanwha to develop smart factory platform

Pulse News:  South Korea’s leading conglomerate Hanwha Group plans to venture

Google Ventures, BMW, Lowe's Invest in Desktop Metal

Desktop Metal, an emerging startup with the mission to bring metal 3D printing to all design and

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Vaquform: The World's First Digital Desktop Vacuum Former

The Vaquform is a Kickstarter project that hopes to add some digital technology to vacuum forming and also  bring an industrial level of quality to your desktop.  

It goes far beyond the LCD interface. Vaquform brings high-end process control to desktop vacuum forming, turning it into a smart appliance fit for a modern engineering lab, design office, or artist studio.  Kickstarter page:

Materials & Processes - News Headlines

New 3D Printing Solutions from XYZprinting for Consumers and Professionals Available February 2017

World leader in Desktop 3D printing expands product suites, from beginner to professional, releases four unique solutions that provide users with end-to-end, cutting-edge features at accessible price points

Global Imaging First to Provide Massivit 3D Printer Demos in North America

Global Imaging, which recently secured North American distribution rights for the Massivit 1800 3D Printer, will be offering demonstrations in its onsite Workflow Studio

Istuary Innovation Group and Bluewrist Partner to Bring Robotics and Automation into China's Manufacturing Sector

Investment strategy signifies strength of maximizing Canadian technology to capture expanding market growth opportunities.

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 Sas Automation - Robotic End-of-arm Tooling

Sas Automation - Robotic End-of-arm Tooling

SAS Automation's complete line of modular components allows you to rapidly build your end-of-arm tools in your own plant, meeting your ever-changing automation needs on-demand. And with our newly enhanced Online Shopping Cart, it's never been easier! IT'S SHOPPING MADE SIMPLE, with features like: • Responsive Design so you can access anytime -- desktop, tablet or phone -- with ease • CAD Model Access with 3D Software Integration • Order History • Saved Quotes • Tool Builder • Product Comparisons • Enhanced Search • Social Media Sharing • Product Reviews

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Dorner Mfg. Corp.

Dorner Mfg. Corp.

Founded in 1966 and based in Hartland, Wisconsin, Dorner is a privately held World Leader in the design, applications, manufacturing, and integration of conveyor systems. Companies from over 1,200 different industries worldwide turn to Dorner to achieve improved efficiency, productivity, and a positive ROI.