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Haier's Shenyang Interconnected Refrigerator Factory Joins the World Economic Forum's Global Lighthouse Network as Haier Second End-to-End Lighthouse Facility

Called "lighthouses" due to their innovative and world-leading position, these factories are selected by the WEF based on the successful deployment of 4IR technologies to realize intelligent manufacturing.

Hybrid Composites Help Manufacturers Get the Best of Both Materials

As hybrids boast both a conventional engine and electric battery power, drivers get the best of both worlds. However, many aren’t aware that the hybrid concept also extends to composite materials.

Automotive Control System Manufacturer Invests in Mulit-sensor Inspection

To upgrade the inspection capabilities of its measurement laboratory, the quality department at the Chassis & Safety division of automotive equipment manufacturer Continental invested in two LK Metrology ALTERA multi=-sensor coordinate measuring machines (CMMs).

The Three-step Guide to Buying Automation

We’ve all heard the phrase, ‘like a kid in a candy store’. Visiting automation trade shows can leave even the calmest visitors eager to get their hands on some automation action. Before parting with your cash, Claudia Jarrett suggests three important questions to ask.

Small Manufacturers Finally Receive Respect: Affordable Access to Competitive Pricing

There is now an affordable pricing optimization solution for small and midsized manufacturers; this transformation will allow even the smallest manufacturer to utilize lean principles in the pricing process immediately.

The Fall of Friction in Bearings

Design engineers have long searched for material coating methods to reduce friction. But, could the restructuring of newly found materials reduce friction on macroscopic scales? Here, Chris Johnson, managing director of EZO bearings supplier SMB Bearings, explains.

Danny Gets His 3D Printed Bionic Hand

For 21 years, Danny Florence has lived with one hand. But when he became a father, he decided to apply for an Open Bionics Hero Arm. With the help of the maxon driven prosthesis he can now build a strong bond with his son.

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Financing Gender Equality in Manufacturing

A pair of keynote speakers will address the “power of parity” and how to fast-track gender equality through investment strategies, as the PPWLN brings light to gender parity challenges and successes at PACK EXPO East

Essentium Research Shows Manufacturers Demanding Open Additive Ecosystems

The study reveals that virtually all (99%) manufacturing executives surveyed believe an open ecosystem is important to advance 3D printing at scale. While 85% of manufacturers reported that industrial-scale AM has the potential to increase revenue for their business

SQ4D Builds the World's Largest 3D Printed Home

SQ4D has completed construction of the world's largest permitted 3D printed home. The home is 1900 square feet and took only forty eight hours of print time, over an eight day period. The home was entirely printed and built onsite using less than $6000 in materials.

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SAE International's A World In Motion® Program Receives a $1.5 Million Investment to Advance STEM Programming in Nevada

Tesla and SAE Partner to Support 25,000 K-8 Students Over Four Years with Hands-on Programs and Mentorship

Breaking the Mold on Cooling Tower Solutions

Unique long-term benefits of advanced HDPE cooling tower technology are causing industry to rethink selection criteria

JPB Système announces new SMART WASHER solution to improve MRO efficiency for aerospace

Company unveils breakthrough sealing technology designed to enable touchless and wireless measurement of bolt axial load.

Stainless Steel- Best Option For Corrosive Environments

Fasteners will corrode and may lose some load carrying capacity if they are installed in corrosive areas or exposed to different types of corrosive materials.

Equipment To Meet Requirements Of The Circular Economy

The big take away from K Show 2019 is the serious discussions on the circular economy.

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maxon motor’s - The ultra-fast brushless DC motor

maxon motor's - The ultra-fast brushless DC motor

maxon motor launches new high-speed motors that are configurable online. The new ECX brushless motors are quiet and feature very high efficiency. The ECX motors are available with diameters of 8, 16 and 19 mm achieving speeds of up to 120,000 rpm. They run very smoothly and are highly efficient. With maxon motor's online configurator, it is easy to put together a customized DC motor to include gearhead, encoder and controller. The customized motors are ready to ship in 11 days!

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maxon group

maxon group

maxon is a leading supplier of high-precision DC brush and brushless servo motors and drives. These motors range in size from 4 - 90 mm and are available up to 500 watts. We combine electric motors, gears and DC motor controls into high-precision, intelligent drive systems that can be custom-made to fit the specific needs of customer applications.