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Machine Automation Explained

Motion control systems are ideal for use in applications that require product positioning, rapid start and stop motions and synchronization of unconnected elements. PLCs have the capability to offer the required signals for commanding stepper systems and servos...

RAPID + TCT 2019: North America's Leading Additive Manufacturing Event Returns to Detroit for Biggest Year Yet

Attendees will have the opportunity to experience 300+ hands-on exhibits, industry-accelerating product announcements, world-class education from highly regarded experts and networking with over 6,000 industry peers.

The Cost and Performance Benefits of Switching From Metal to Plastic Parts

Converting metal components to plastic could provide more advantages for your production process and final product. In fact, OEMs that choose to make the switch capitalize on the added versatility of plastic, and realize a number of valuable benefits

Addressing Remote Locations and Security with SD-WAN

Think of AR in an IIoT manufacturing context: now technicians with AR can remotely monitor, change and maintain systems without putting the operator in danger; however, AR requires a massive amount of network resources.

How to Evaluate if a Part Is Fit for Additive Manufacturing?

In the past manufacturability was often foremost in the designer’s mind. A lot of geometries which might have been almost impossible or very expensive via conventional manufacturing techniques are now possible and sometimes even cheaper via 3D printing.

Powder Handling and Sieving Solutions for the Additive Manufacturing Industry

Regardless of the additive manufacturing technology used, as the industry advances, consideration of up- and down-stream processes for powder management are becoming more of a focus.

Data Centre Design and Build Is Evolving – Here’s Why

The deployment of hyperscale data centres has typically been in a relatively small number of central locations. However, this has to change.

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GE Additive helps Callaway Golf Company break the mold to redesign putter head

As part of its product innovation strategy, Callaway uses a range of manufacturing techniques to innovate and produce clubs and equipment that reflect the different aesthetic and acoustic tastes of professional and amateur golfers in every region.

ABB inaugurates advanced innovation and manufacturing hub in Xiamen

The Xiamen Hub is ABB’s largest and one of our most advanced manufacturing sites, and it demonstrates the potential of Industry 4.0 on our own premises.

Origin Comes Out of Stealth and Introduces Open Additive Production -- A Completely New Approach to Additive Manufacturing

The company also announced a new partnership with BASF, one of the largest chemicals producers in the world, to develop material for Origin's "open additive production" platform, which includes extensible software, modular hardware, and world-class materials from BASF

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Global Supply Chains Impacted at Highest Rate in 3 Years

Resilinc Reports Record Supply Chain Disruptions in the First Half 2018

Okuma to Feature Automation Applications and Solutions at Annual Winter Showcase

Machine tool users are invited to attend the annual showcase to learn how to incorporate a variety of automation systems to increase shop floor efficiency, decrease costs and save money.

SEMICON Korea to Showcase AI, Smart Manufacturing, Talent

More than 450 companies will gather at SEMICON Korea 23 - 25 January 2019, at the COEX in Seoul - for the latest microelectronics developments and trends from industry leaders and visionaries.

3D Printing Asia Zone assembles renowned additive manufacturing brands at Asiamold

Thanks to considerable support from 3D printing exhibitors, the 3D Printing Asia Zone will return as a key show highlight at Asiamold 2019. With an increase of over 20% in the exhibit area compared to the same period last year, the zone is projected to exceed the previous edition in terms of scale and gather the world's top brands to offer a spectrum of the latest technologies and solutions from international and domestic suppliers.

Bally Ribbon Mills Announces Film Infusion Capabilities for 3-D Woven Joints

Unique capability saves customer processing steps

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Sierra Introduces One Complete Industrial Flow Energy Solution

Sierra Introduces One Complete Industrial Flow Energy Solution

Sierra Instruments announces the launch of its new flow energy solution for managing and optimizing flow measurement for industrial facilities of all sizes. It features Sierra's QuadraTherm 640i/780i thermal flow meters, their InnovaMass 240i/241i vortex flow meters, and their new InnovaSonic 207i ultrasonic flow meter. Designed, built, and calibrated in the USA by Sierra, the Big-3TM share the same revolutionary Raptor firmware and many of the same software apps. They are a complete flow energy solution for flows like compressed air, natural gas, steam, and hot and chilled water. Together, they set a new standard in ease-of-purchase, performance, accuracy, reliability, and ease of use.

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binder USA

binder USA

Binder USA, LP, is a subsidiary of Binder Group, a leading global manufacturer of circular connectors, custom cordsets, and LED lights. Binder USA products are used around the world in industrial environments for factory automation, process control, and medical technology applications. Defined by technical innovation and traditional values, the binder name is synonymous with the highest standards of quality and reliability. The company's quality management system is DIN ISO 9001 and ISO 9001 & 14001 certificated, but it is a solution-focused approach to customer applications and commitment to superior service that truly differentiates binder from the competition.