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At Your Service: How Turnkey Solutions Help to Unlock Additive Manufacturing for All

One of the main trends previously predicted for 2021 is the accelerated adoption of turnkey solutions in additive manufacturing (AM). Moshe Molcho, CEO at LEO Lane, looks at how certain options can help OEMs adopt AM and examines the current offering of AM turnkey solutions.

The Benefits Of Factory And Manufacturing Automation For Today's Industry

In this article, we are giving you a complete guide through factory and manufacturing automation. Continue reading to find out more about the nature of both of these groundbreaking processes that have changed the industry approach toward production forever.

Using 3D PDF to Easily Share Your 3D CAD Data

Organisations are having to find new mechanisms that enable their teams to quickly create interactive documentation containing representations of their native 3D CAD data, that can easily be shared with non-CAD users, their customers and wider supply chains.

Material Handling Guidance for Additive Manufacturers from Essentium

Here's some guidance on best practices for material handling and advice on the proper equipment to implement a material handling workflow at your facility.

Sustain Processes by Anchoring with Digital Technology

When organizations invest in process optimization, experience has shown us that simpler changes have the best chance of being implemented in full and lasting for years.

What is Zero-Width Laser Cutting Technology?

The process splits materials at the molecular level under a non-contact process with tremendous speed resulting in no material loss, chips, lateral cracks, protrusions, hooks, and flares, or any other forms of contaminants.

Tackling Obsolescence With Additive Manufacturing - 3D Printed Spare Parts Is Revolutionizing Manufacturing

When obsolete components break, it can be hard to find like-for-like replacements. Managing obsolescence is therefore critical since the breakage or malfunction of obsolete components exposes the business to risk of costly downtime.

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What Does Industry 4.0 Mean for Data Analytics?

By 2025, manufacturers and suppliers implementing Industry 4.0 tactics are expected to create $3.7 trillion in value, according to research by McKinsey and the World Economic Forum.

How Is the IoT Revolutionizing Hydraulics and Pneumatics?

Fluid power management and control systems are just the latest in a long line of industrial technologies to see support from the Internet of Things. IoT is revolutionizing the hydraulics and pneumatics sectors.

Palari Group and Mighty Buildings Announce World's First Community of 3D Printed Zero Net Energy Homes in Rancho Mirage, California

Palari plans to develop the 5-acre parcel into a planned community of 15 eco-friendly homes, built utilizing the 3D-printed panelized Mighty Kit system by Mighty Buildings.

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NK Technologies Releases 2021 Product Catalog (High Performance Sensing Products for Automation Applications )

- NK Technologies issued its 2021 product catalog, featuring performance data, sizes, specifications, and technical references for the company's extensive portfolio of current sensing switches, transducers, transformers, and ground fault protection products for industrial and factory automation equipment. Catalog highlights include: • NEW Free Test & Evaluation Program: OEMs that use switches and transducers on their equipment can now expedite the evaluation process with a free test & evaluation unit from NK Technologies. • NEW AGV Ground Fault Relay for Variable Speed Driven Loads: The AGV series monitors all current-carrying conductors in grounded single- and three-phase delta or wye circuits. This AGV also has the unique ability to detect faults to earth on the load side of VFD, overcoming the challenge of the carrier or switching frequency of the drive. Available with a broad range of options.

Plasma Treatment is Today's Modern Form of Alchemy and Transforms Plastic Parts into High-Value Products

Enhancing durability, printability, flow/process control, as well as coating adherence in a variety of settings can be critical to safety, quality, and efficiency

Machine vision: MVTec further improves user experience with HALCON 21.05

• New and optimized features for even more robust machine vision • Short release cycles make for fast implementation of customer feedback • To be released on May 21, 2021

METROLOGY FOR MICRO MOLDING - A CASE STUDY

Eric Felkel, Product Manager, ZYGO Corporation

The Three Pillars of Industrial Digital Platforms

In an increasingly digitalized world, innovative manufacturers are moving away from selling products and services towards selling advanced platform services such as fleet management services or autonomous solutions. To develop advanced platform services, manufacturers are required to develop an industrial digital platform. However, many manufacturers are struggling to develop their digital platforms. Indeed, despite all the media hype, digital platforms did not experience wide adoption in the B2B context. A recent study explored four world-leading construction equipment manufacturers that developed highly advanced industrial digital platforms. The research shows the three-step model to develop an effective industrial digital platform, focusing on platform architecture, platform services, and platform governance.

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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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Turck Inc.

Turck Inc.

Turck is a pioneer in industrial automation technology, providing customers with a comprehensive line of quality and advanced technology in a fast, flexible and accurate manner. With more than 4,650 people working in 30 countries, Turck has built global partnerships with customers based on engineering expertise, flexibility and a willingness to take on engineering challenges that others won't.