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Case Study - Fast Pneumatics Cuts Cycle Time in Half

Modernizing existing production lines from Bosch while reducing the number of central stations from three to two: Machine manufacturer GAteK has achieved this feat thanks to pneumatics from Emerson’s AVENTICS™, which cuts cycle times in half.

Top Safety Innovations in Manufacturing

Whether you're following standard OSHA laws or their newest guidelines, choosing one of the innovative approaches to safety below can allow you to meet these in addition to going beyond what is expected.

Warehouse Efficiency Improves Operations

According to supply chain and logistics consulting firm MWPVL International, when the storage capacity of a warehouse distribution center surpasses the 85% utilization level, there is also a reduction in productivity.

A Q&A Guide to Etching Metals

Chemical etching is a metal machining technology that has numerous advantages over traditional sheet metalworking processes, key among which is its applicability to a range of metals and alloys

What Do Robotics Mean for the Cutting Tools Industry

Friend or foe? Helper or fiend? Here’s what robotics really mean for the cutting tools industry and what are the pitfalls to watch out for.

Metal Additive Manufacturing Powder Recovery Equipment

Metal AM powders, such as titanium, aluminium and Inconel are used to produce parts for F1 cars and to ensure their quality, the powder is qualified before use and, when the build process is complete, unused powder is reclaimed and requalified.

American Manufacturing Is Set to Explode — but Small to Medium Sized Manufacturers Aren’t Prepared

Headlines suggest that manufacturing is coming home. However, a renaissance of America’s industry was never going to be that simple, particularly for small and medium sized manufacturers.

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AREVO to Manufacture World's First 3D-Printed Carbon Fiber Unibody Bike Frames for New Line of eBikes from Franco Bicycles

“AREVO DNA™” Digital Composites Manufacturing Technology Represents a Breakthrough for the Global Bicycle Industry and Other Sectors

Bastian Solutions Launches New Robot Warehouse Picker with Parts Designed and Built Through Additive Manufacturing

“The additive manufacturing process will enable us to customize each robot picker to fit a customer’s particular warehouse environment.”

Top Three Teams Share $100,000 Prize in Complete Virtual Construction Level of 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge

Team SEArch+/Apis Cor won first place in the Phase 3: Level 4 software modeling stage of NASA’s 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge. The unique shape of their habitat allows for continuous reinforcement of the structure. Light enters through trough-shaped ports on the sides and t

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Sierra College Hosts CNC Machining Training Funded by Sacramento Manufacturers to Create Labor Pool

Sierra College and the Sacramento Valley Manufacturing Initiative partnered to offer an intensive 60 hour machinist training that was developed, taught and paid for by manufacturing companies bent on creating a labor pool of people with basic skills who could enter the trade as apprentices.

FABTECH Mexico - Allied Features Drills for Structural Steel

Allied Machine & Engineering highlights three drilling systems engineered specifically for structural steel applications at FABTECH Mexico in Monterrey in booth #1417. The line-up includes the Structural Steel GEN3SYS XT Pro drill, the Structural Steel T-A drill, and the Revolution drill with adjustable diameter. Allied's cutting tool solutions deliver the lowest cost per hole in a wide range of drilling, reaming, threading, boring, and burnishing applications.

Cintec™ Fire Resistant Anchors

In view of the recent fires and loss of life in refurbished buildings, Cintec™ has been fully aware of the danger of fire and has always produced fire resistant remedial anchors and reinforcement.

Baltimore Aircoil Company Introduces the Vertex™ Evaporative Condenser - Peak Reliability Meets Easy Maintenance

Baltimore, MD - Baltimore Aircoil Company (BAC) is proud to introduce the Vertex™ Evaporative Condenser, where peak reliability meets easy maintenance. The Vertex Condenser offers maximum uptime with easy and safe accessibility. It also has the lowest total cost of ownership with the lowest installation, maintenance, and operating costs.

Hawk Ridge Systems Acquires Parsons Technology, Expanding Midwest Coverage for Manufacturing Solutions

By adding Parsons Technology to the growing family of acquisitions, Hawk Ridge Systems has created the largest and most experienced team of manufacturing professionals in North America.

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KeTop Mobile and stationary visualization solutions

KeTop Mobile and stationary visualization solutions

Intelligent HMI complete solutions which are sure to impress. With KeTop, KEBA offers both stationary as well as mobile operating devices for easy implementation of all possible visualization and operating tasks. Performance and size of the devices are scalable; depending on the model, membrane keyboards, touchscreens as well as multitouch monitors - on request with unique haptic elements - are available. Maximum ergonomics and best-possible operating efficiency have priority and ensure maximum productivity.

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EXAIR Corporation

EXAIR Corporation

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