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3D Printing A Game-Changer For Car Makers

With its potential to transform the way products are designed, developed, manufactured, and distributed, 3D printing is expected to grow into an $8 billion market for the automotive industry by 2024.

How Will Bio-Based Products Affect the Manufacturing Industry?

Bio-based products are those with components wholly or partially derived plants or renewable marine, agricultural or forest materials. These products help people who buy them to choose more sustainable options.

ExOne Licenses Method of 3D Printing Lightweight Ceramic-Metal from Oak Ridge National Laboratory

-ExOne to commercialize production of parts 3D printed in aluminum-infiltrated boron carbide -The functional 3D printed material has a wide range of potential applications -ExOne to begin 3D printing collimators and other parts for ORNL in the new material

The Airbnb of Auto Manufacturing

Techniplas Prime is the only one-stop shop automotive design-to-manufacturing service that instantly connects engineers and designers to the optimal manufacturing solution at the best price across a wide range of capabilities worldwide.

Factory Automation Streamlines Production and Improves Profit Margin

Once the initial cost is managed, the only costs in factory automation are about repairs and maintenance. So, appointing robots is always cheaper than employing human resources.

5 Ways Carbide Metal Compound is Used in the Manufacturing Industry

Carbide is composed of a combination of the elements of carbon and tungsten. When these two elements are mended together they create an alloy that is resistant to heat, scratches, pitting, and rust.

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Rittal Automation Handbook Identifies Areas of Improvement and Efficiency

You can lower labor costs, increase accuracy and reduce processing time by automating the control panel modification process. The Rittal Automation Systems Handbook identifies products that provide solutions to all of these plus more.

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The Anatomy of a Great Association

In 2019, the Control System Integrators Association celebrates a quarter of a decade – and came full circle – when it returned to North Carolina 25 years later, April 29 – May 3, for its Executive Conference.

HP 3D Print Design Competition

Color is opening up a world of new possibilities for 3D printing. It’s helping surgeons create models to prepare for surgery, allowing manufacturers to develop better parts, and enabling customization not previously possible.

Diode Laser on your 3D Printer, Perfect Tool for Makers?

3D printers are amazing for makers everywhere, as they enable easy, cheap, and fast progress on projects. They can’t do everything though, especially if you want a different material from plastic, you’re for the most part out of luck.

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GE Additive opens Arcam EBM Center of Excellence in Sweden

Continued investment in manufacturing sites sees 15,000 sqm ultra-modern facility open in Gothenburg to meet growing industry demand for electron beam melting (EBM) technology

What's Driving the Growth of U.S. 3D Printing: A Comprehensive Study?

United States 3D printing industry is expected to experience a healthy growth, driven mainly by the high government spending and various initiatives. The U.S. 3D printing market is anticipated to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 28% during the forecasted period of 2016-2020.

ADLINK Debuting Faster, More Accurate Logistics with Edge IoT Smart Pallet Experience at Pack Expo Las Vegas

Interactive exhibit shows how pallets can "talk" and robots "come alive" with Edge IoT to improve speed, accuracy and productivity

Multiple Classified UL HazLoc Cabinet Coolers Available

Hazardous Location Cabinet Cooler® Systems are engineered and approved for use upon purged electrical enclosures found within classifed areas. The areas approved are Class I Div 1, Groups A, B, C and D - Class II Div 1 Groups E, F and G - and Class III. EXAIR's HazLoc Cabinet Cooler® Systems have been tested by UL and meet the stringent UL requirements for these areas. Cabinet Cooler systems are a low cost and reliable way to cool purged electric control panels found within these environments. They utilize vortex tube technology to produce up to 5,600 Btu/Hr, with no moving parts, which additionally creates a low maintenance solution for cooling your HazLoc purged cabinets.

Wide-Range Taper Angle Control in Ultrafast Laser Micromachining

ALIO's Hybrid Hexapod® takes a different approach to traditional 6 Degree of Freedom (6-DOF) positioning devices, and exhibits much higher performance at extremely competitive prices.

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Discover how human-robot collaboration can take flexibility to new heights!

Discover how human-robot collaboration can take flexibility to new heights!

Humans and robots can now share tasks - and this new partnership is on the verge of revolutionizing the production line. Today's drivers like data-driven services, decreasing product lifetimes and the need for product differentiation are putting flexibility paramount, and no technology is better suited to meet these needs than the Omron TM Series Collaborative Robot. With force feedback, collision detection technology and an intuitive, hand-guided teaching mechanism, the TM Series cobot is designed to work in immediate proximity to a human worker and is easier than ever to train on new tasks.

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