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GE Additive helps Callaway Golf Company break the mold to redesign putter head

As part of its product innovation strategy, Callaway uses a range of manufacturing techniques to innovate and produce clubs and equipment that reflect the different aesthetic and acoustic tastes of professional and amateur golfers in every region.

The Cost and Performance Benefits of Switching From Metal to Plastic Parts

Converting metal components to plastic could provide more advantages for your production process and final product. In fact, OEMs that choose to make the switch capitalize on the added versatility of plastic, and realize a number of valuable benefits

Addressing Remote Locations and Security with SD-WAN

Think of AR in an IIoT manufacturing context: now technicians with AR can remotely monitor, change and maintain systems without putting the operator in danger; however, AR requires a massive amount of network resources.

How to Evaluate if a Part Is Fit for Additive Manufacturing?

In the past manufacturability was often foremost in the designer’s mind. A lot of geometries which might have been almost impossible or very expensive via conventional manufacturing techniques are now possible and sometimes even cheaper via 3D printing.

Powder Handling and Sieving Solutions for the Additive Manufacturing Industry

Regardless of the additive manufacturing technology used, as the industry advances, consideration of up- and down-stream processes for powder management are becoming more of a focus.

Data Centre Design and Build Is Evolving – Here’s Why

The deployment of hyperscale data centres has typically been in a relatively small number of central locations. However, this has to change.

Remedies for Manufacturing of Innovative Industrial Product Design

Maybe, it is not all about innovation; it is about the integration of designs in the right sequential manner that does not hinder the efficiency of new designs.

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ABB inaugurates advanced innovation and manufacturing hub in Xiamen

The Xiamen Hub is ABB’s largest and one of our most advanced manufacturing sites, and it demonstrates the potential of Industry 4.0 on our own premises.

Origin Comes Out of Stealth and Introduces Open Additive Production -- A Completely New Approach to Additive Manufacturing

The company also announced a new partnership with BASF, one of the largest chemicals producers in the world, to develop material for Origin's "open additive production" platform, which includes extensible software, modular hardware, and world-class materials from BASF

Future Forward: CNC Machines

By Curt Doherty CEO of CNCMachines.net. When it comes to developments in modern manufacturing technology, I think we can agree that the Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machine ranks right up there at the top.

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Bally Ribbon Mills Announces Film Infusion Capabilities for 3-D Woven Joints

Unique capability saves customer processing steps

Fortify Enhances Additive Manufacturing Capabilities Through Partnership with MultiMechanics

New Partnership to Improve the Predictability of 3D Printed Parts, Resulting in Decreased Cost & Production Time

New Balluff Proximity Sensors Reliably Detect Objects in Temperatures Up to 230 °C

Balluff's family of high-temperature proximity sensors are designed and tested to provide reliable non-contact object detection in ambient temperatures up to 230 °C/446 °F. This level of protection is required for hot metal stamping, glass manufacturing, steel and aluminum manufacturing, steel forging, steam curing, and other high-temp processes.

Okuma to Feature Automation Applications and Solutions at Annual Winter Showcase

Machine tool users are invited to attend the annual showcase to learn how to incorporate a variety of automation systems to increase shop floor efficiency, decrease costs and save money.

Hoffmann + Krippner Launches New Miniature P53 Ultrasonic Sensor

The first ultrasonic sensor in a completely encapsu¬lated, gap-free stainless-steel housing

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Russell Finex - Reclaiming and recycling additive manufacturing powders

Russell Finex - Reclaiming and recycling additive manufacturing powders

The Russell AMPro Sieve Station™ guarantees the quality of your additive manufacturing (AM) powder, and has been designed to provide optimum sieving efficiency, ensuring your powder is ready for use or reuse as and when you require it. With a simple one-button operation and mobile design, this automated check screener ensures your powder at every stage of the process is qualified for use quickly and safely. The flexibility of the Russell AMPro Sieve Station™ means you can use the system for numerous powder handling tasks - being a modular design ensures the machine can be configured to meet your exact requirements.

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