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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.

Diode Lasers in CNC and 3D Printing

Our lasers are mainly plug and play for any 3D printer or CNC machine. They work out of 12-24V and have a TTL wire that has to be connected with PWM and then you are pretty much set.

Streamlining and Integrating Manufacturing Execution Systems and Operations Management (MES/MOM)

The aerospace industry is undergoing a renaissance of innovation with manufacturers pushing for sleeker, more efficient, greener designs across the board.

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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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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.

AlphaStep AZ Series Stepper Motor Drivers Are Now Available with EtherNet/IP™

EtherNet/IP communication protocol is now available with Oriental Motor's αSTEP Hybrid Control System AZ Series stepper motor drivers. The combination of EtherNet/IP communication protocol and αSTEP Hybrid Control System open loop performance, closed-loop control technology allows manufacturers the room for significant design flexibility, innovation and IIoT connectivity.

Stäubli Robotics to Exhibit Stringent Solutions for Packaging at PACK EXPO

Completely redesigned four-axis machines present new capabilities for sensitive environments

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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.

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Emulate3D Inc.

Emulate3D develops virtual commissioning, throughput simulation, and industrial demonstration products