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Multimaterial 3D printing manufactures complex objects, fast

By Lindsay Brownell for Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University: Multinozzle printer can switch between multiple inks up to 50 times per second.

6 Steps Midsized Manufacturers Can Take to Protect IIoT Environments

Midsized manufacturers, with revenues between $10 million and $1 billion, are also increasing investments in IIoT. Typically, their focus is on IIoT solutions that employ sensors on plant floor equipment, boosting productivity and efficiency, reducing downtime — and increa

Challenges in Aerospace Innovation in 2019 and Solutions for 2020

Manufacturing for the aerospace industry faced roadblocks in 2019, which slowed the speed of innovation. This article looks at the three biggest challenges engineers in the aerospace industry faced in 2019 and anticipated solutions in 2020.

Factories Can Save Up to 90% in Valve Monitoring Costs With Wireless IoT Sensors

The wireless sensor doesn’t need any cabling. This retrofit angle sensor can be attached to several types of manual rotary valves, including ball and butterfly valves.

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FABTECH EXPO Chicago

FABTECH EXPO takes place in Chicago, IL November 11th - 14th. This ManufacturingTomorrow.com Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years event.

Rittal Climate Solutions Handbook - Defend and Protect your Electronics from Damaging Heat

Rittal Climate Solutions will help you keep your cool, even in the most challenging industrial environments. From audit to design to manufacturing, we work closely with you to deliver the right solution.

Composites for Car Part Manufacturing

Thermoset composites are formed using glass, carbon, or aramid fibers, which are then combined with resins such as polyesters, vinyl esters, epoxies, or phenolic resins.

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Siemens Expands Additive Manufacturing Portfolio Through Acquisition of Atlas 3D

- Atlas 3D helps designers define optimal part orientations for 'right first time' 3D printing - Cloud-based, GPU-accelerated Sunata software can reduce downstream 3D printing errors caused by thermal distortion up to one hundred times faster than other solutions on the mar

IoT Solutions That Are Revolutionizing The Manufacturing Industry

Business is changing, and so is the manufacturing industry. Here is just a brief assessment of five key manufacturing developments, business practices, and key considerations that have sprung up, or that are being indelibly influenced and revolutionized by the IoT.

ABB uses AI to revolutionize energy management

ABB and Verdigris Technologies have developed machine-learning algorithms to predict unplanned peaks in power consumption - and identify strategies to prevent them

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Leuze electronic - New type of contour measurement

With the new CMS 700i 3D contour measurement system, Leuze electronic is presenting a world's first for volume measurements: a complete solution for the fault-free storage of goods that can be autonomously commissioned and maintained by the customers via WebConfig.

Making an EPLAN

See how to boost engineering productivity at this premier industrial automation event

New Anybus® Switches and Wireless Routers open the door to the wireless infrastructures of the future

Preparing for the arrival of 5G and the vision of smarter and more flexible factories, the products combine high capacity and reliability with more mobility and less latency to wireless networks.

NAI Manufacturing Plant Achieves Zero Defects for Two Years Straight

During this period, NAI Plant #2 produced fiber optic riser cable assemblies and fiber optic jumpers with more than 7 million cable terminations. A total of 6,800 kilometers of fiber optic cable was processed over 1.7 million man hours.

OEM or Rebuilder: Operators Face a Key Choice When Repairing or Rebuilding Forging Equipment

A prime example is Ajax-CECO-Erie Press, which has merged leading brands Chambersburg (CECO), Ajax Manufacturing and Erie Press Systems under the Park Ohio parent company.

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Emulate3D Engineering Software Creates Your Advantage

Emulate3D Engineering Software Creates Your Advantage

Emulate3D software helps you model and test your AMHS solutions rapidly. Use Demo3D to create running models quickly, then generate videos, stills, or view the models in virtual reality at the click of a button. Sim3D enables you to carry out experimental test runs to select optimal solutions and the most robust operating strategy, and Emulate3D Controls Testing is the best way to debug your PLCs offline, and off the project's critical path. Connect to major PLCs, import CAD, and plug into HTC Vive and Oculus Rift to produce awesome models!

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Dynatect Manufacturing, Inc.

Dynatect Manufacturing, Inc.

Dynatect designs and manufactures a complete line of components to protect equipment and people. Products can be manufactured from metals, elastomer-covered fabric, nylon, rubber, polyurethane and PVC. Our range of products includes protective covers, cable and hose carriers, elastomer components and mechanical motion control. With tens of thousands of worldwide clients, and a library of more than 500,000 customized products, Dynatect has the broadest product offering to solve applications.