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The Role of RO in Industrial Manufacturing

When most people hear “reverse osmosis” (RO), their minds likely go to drinking water. While purifying drinking water is a significant use case for it, and arguably its most notable, RO has far broader applications.

Prestigious 140+ Year Old University Delivers Advanced Engineering and Technical Training With Method X

Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences enriches Additive Design and Manufacturing Courses with MakerBot 3D printers. Students use METHOD X for a range of prototyping applications in research and development, industry thesis projects, and more.

Vial Check - Intelligent Multi-camera System for Quality Control of Vaccine Bottles

The demands on manufacturers are enormous: it is not only a matter of producing large quantities quickly, but also of maintaining particularly high quality standards. At the same time, increasing production capacity is usually time and capital intensive.

Why Simulation Is Critical for Driving the Next Era of Manufacturing

As product ideas become more complex, customers are looking for partners with advanced capabilities to help turn concepts into tangible goods reliably, efficiently and quickly. Flex's Paul Baldassari shares how simulation plays a critical role in this process.

Dynamic Micro-CT: Moving beyond 3D into 4D

In general, dynamic micro-CT is ideal for obtaining much more complete 3D information throughout a process and provides researchers with a lab-based capacity to collect data during testing without discrete interruptions―true in situ testing.

American Steel

Faced with tight quarters on a gearbox application, Texas-based machine builder turns to NORD DRIVESYSTEMS for help.

VFDs—How Smart Selection Saves on Costs

Integrating VFDs into your applications enables you to implement robust, precise control that cuts your energy requirements; built-in communication-based control reduces your wiring and IO modules costs.

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Why Laser Technology Is a Good Automation Tool for Traceability

Automating the traceability process is essential for manufacturers who want to avoid production bottlenecks, reduce production costs, and improve the marking quality to meet OEM traceability requirements.

How to Declare Independence from Your ERP

Let’s face it, evaluating and implementing new technology, especially something as huge and all-encompassing as ERP, is a daunting task. Many of us choose a technology solution that fits our needs now.

The Use of 3D Printing and Autonomous Equipment in Construction

There are a lot of applications of 3D technology. One of the most promising ones is the use of autonomous equipment and 3D printing in construction. Learn more here about the use of these technologies in the construction industry and how they can develop in the coming years.

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Automation Alley Industry 4.0 Accelerator, North America's first Industry 4.0 accelerator, announces investment in Detroit-based Andonix

Accelerator's unique draw for startups includes exposure to more than 20 corporate partners + world's highest Industry 4.0 seed money investment

Machining Firearm Components

Machining firearms clearly requires precision and efficiency. Whether drilling or reaming, it is necessary for machine shops and manufacturers to develop a process that is repeatable, sequential and effective in producing the high standards-like that of surface finish-needed in the firearm industry.

Balluff Condition Monitoring Toolkit Visualizes Data for Manufacturers

Standalone System Provides Cost-Effective, Reliable Solution to Gain Machine Condition Data

6 Tips To Outsource The Suitable Company For CNC Machining Service In China

Most people do not know how to choose a CNC machining company, they hired someone who knew nothing about them, and eventually ran into trouble.

SLM Solutions' Next Disruption in Additive Manufacturing Vows to Wow

SLM Solutions will unveil a groundbreaking new product at a highly anticipated digital launch event. What's more, its basic subscription comes completely free of charge.

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Efficient. Hygienic. Compact. NORD IE5+ Motors Offer New Levels of Energy Efficiency

Efficient. Hygienic. Compact. NORD IE5+ Motors Offer New Levels of Energy Efficiency

The existing generation of NORD IE3 and IE4 motors already offer impressive efficiency, but the new IE5+ technology takes this one step further, delivering even more efficiency at low speeds and partial loads, resulting in additional operational cost reduction. IE5+ motors are extremely versatile and can be used for a wide range of applications including food and beverage, intralogistics, airport baggage handling, and post and parcel industries that frequently operate at partial loads or reduced speeds and may need to quickly adjust load size and speeds.

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Xometry

Xometry

Our instant quoting platform and nationwide network of machine shops is transforming American manufacturing. We make it easy for all customers - from startups to Fortune 500 companies - to access manufacturing on demand by providing the most efficient way to source high-quality parts.