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Case Study on 3D Theme Park Animatronics

The combination of digital pipelines, 3D printing and scanning, and advances in machining have made everything we do more precise, more reliable, and more efficient.

SELLING MACHINES. TO HUMANS

Here, despite this drive towards automation, Tovit Neizer of Nanofabrica shines a light on the human touch that yields best results in this high tech world.

Encoders Hold the Key to Ultra-accurate Motion Control

Aerotech, continuing its commitment to the art and science of motion control, looks to Renishaw for versatile, high-precision laser interferometer encoders for its medical stages.

FABTECH Expo Q&A with Xometry

Xometry is excited to highlight our newest manufacturing capability, Carbon DLS. Carbon uses digital light projection, oxygen-permeable optics, and programmable liquid resins to produce products with end-use durability, resolution and surface finish. Visit us at Booth #A4343

Predictive Analytics vs Machine Learning

Machine learning is a continuance of the perceptions around predictive analytics, except that the AI system is able to make assumptions, test them and learn autonomously.

Quick Guide to Metal Additive Manufacturing for Industrial Components

Are you looking for new ways to produce metal parts? Do you repair or replace metal parts due to corrosion or wear? Are you responsible for maintaining high-value metal parts? Is it time you added metal additive manufacturing to your company’s capabilities?

Could Predictive Analytics Help Tesla Drop the Cost of the Battery Pack to $100 per kWh?

The battery pack cost of $100/kWh is a primary target for Tesla. To achieve this, the company must solve one of the world's most demanding technology challenges – and it is how to increase the volumetric energy density of battery cells while slashing production costs.

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Scanning Acoustic Microscopy Analyzes 3D Packages in the Z-dimension

Non-destructive testing of 3D packages with scanning acoustic microscopes identifies defects down to sub-micron level for 100% inspection, failure analysis

Endurance lasers keep surprising maker community and 3D printing maker and CNC enthusiasts.

The idea of a laser head on 3D printer and CNC machine became quite popular among people who have 3D printers and CNC routers. The good thing was that with the laser head you could easily convert your machine into a powerful laser cutting / engraving tool.

Plastic pellet separation with industrial screens

Vibratory pellet screen replaces manual separation process in color concentrate manufacturing lines

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SOUTHTEC 2019: Allied Machine Highlights Wohlhaupter Modular Boring Systems and More

See why Allied Machine is much more than spade drills in booth #1928. Browse through the full line of Wohlhaupter precision boring tools in Greenville. See their lightweight Alu-Line for rough and finish boring, their digitally enhanced VarioBore line and the "no vibration" NOVITECH damper module designed specifically for long-overhang boring applications. Allied invites show guests to examine their newest IC drill, 4TEX, designed to simplify insert changeout and extend tool life with 4-sided carbide inserts.

Optomec's New LENS Laser Deposition Head Offers Configurable Optics for Optimized DED Processing Across a Range of Laser Power

LDH 3.X Brings Flexibility and Versatility to Building, Repairing, Coating and Cladding a Wide Range of Metal Parts in One Deposition Head

FABTECH 2019: Allied Machine and Engineering Features High-Penetration Insert for Structural Steel

See the GEN3SYS XT Pro insert catering to the structural steel industry. Engineered to extend tool life and withstand the heat produced while drilling in structural steel beams and plates.

New Lever-Actuated Plunger From Southco Saves Time When Removing Electronic Components

Southco, Inc. has extended its successful line of captive hardware with a new version that features lever-actuated operation for faster and easier latching and unlatching of electronic components.

Dow introduces new products to South Korean market, features robust portfolio of conductive silicones at InterBattery 2019

Dow's booth spotlights company's fast-growing portfolio of thermally and electrically conductive silicones for e-mobility applications.

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Handheld Printers and Industrial Printing Systems for Manufacturing Production Line

Handheld Printers and Industrial Printing Systems for Manufacturing Production Line

Print On Any Surface...Metals, Plastics/Composites and Glass. Handheld Printers and InLine Inkjet Printing Systems for Factory Automation, with PLC Control. Inkjet Coding and Marking Printers can be used for direct coding of parts or industrial products and compliance marking on Primary or Secondary Packaging. Small or Large Character Inkjet Coding & Marking with Barcodes and Logo Graphics printing. Integration with Handheld Barcode Readers (Scan and Print) for Track and Trace and Database connectivity printing of variables data. Motion Control Traverser Printing Automation. Top Brands: EBS HandJet 260, EBS250 HandJet, Sojet V1H Handheld Printer, Reiner JetStamp 790MP and RN Mark 7 Printing System.

Manufacturing and Automation - Featured Company

Unitronics Inc.

Unitronics Inc.

Unitronics designs, manufactures, and markets advanced control and automation solutions. Our extensive offering includes a complete line of PLCs with integrated HMI, full line of VFDs, a broad array of I/Os and complementary devices, as well as programming software for all aspects of control, motion, HMI, and communications. Unitronics PLCs range from micro-PLC + HMI units for simple machine control, to complex controllers with advanced functions, a variety of onboard IOs and multiple communication options - including support for Industry 4.0 (smart factory) technology.