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Shanghai instals 3D bus shelters

Cao Chen via The Telegarph: Shanghai has installed a set of 3D printed bus shelters, believed to be the world’s first, to serve a bus route in suburban Jinshan district

The Manufacturing Capitals of the World

RS Components have created an interactive graphic, The Manufacturing Capitals of the World. which reveals who came out on top in 2010, 2016 and who is expected to dominate the sector in 2020.

Robot welding: More efficiency for programming and equipment fabrication

Crown relies on FASTSUITE Edition 2 for offline programming of robotic welding cells.

Manufacturing Transportation and Logistics 101

Perhaps more than any other industry, manufacturing logistics requires a fluid and flexible model. Manufacturers–and, consequently, their transportation and logistics partners–need to be flexible enough to respond to sudden fluctuations in the marketplace.

Injection Molding Design & Process Optimization

This approach is superior to standard molding procedures because of the high level of scientific control utilized through upfront Design of Experiments (DoE), flow analysis, process monitoring, and quality control that can quickly detect and correct any process variations.

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3D printing revives hard-to-find Porsche Classic parts

Andrew Krok for CNet: When it comes to plastic, Porsche uses selective laser sintering, which is not the same as the fused deposition modeling that you see in most desktop-based 3D printers.

Magic 2018 Preview: Moving Into The Future Of Fashion Production And Reimagining Retail

Deborah Weinswig for Forbes: One overall theme of next week’s Magic event is moving into the future in terms of manufacturing fashion, reimagining retail and, ultimately, creating and adopting solutions to achieve speed.

Startup Wants to Connect Thousands of 3D-printers in a Blockchain-based Network Hub

Kata Karath for CoinTelegraph: 3D-TOKEN, a project of the Italian Politronica Srl startup wants to integrate it with Blockchain technology to create a ‘one of a kind’ glocal decentralized Just-In-Time Factory 4.0 matching the digital revolution of the 21st century.

HP Accelerates Democratization of 3D Printing With Breakthrough Full Color Platform

Portfolio expansion ignites new wave of voxel-level innovation with low cost HP Jet Fusion 300 / 500 Series for functional parts in full color, black or white; Channel program evolution and new collaboration with Dassault Systèmes

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Aegis Software Unveils the Industry's Most Complete Quality Management System at APEX 2018

HORSHAM, PA (February 15, 2018) - Aegis Software, a global provider of Manufacturing Execution Software (MES) announces the unveiling of their new quality management capabilities that complement Aegis' FactoryLogix® existing Incoming & In-Process Quality Assurance capabilities to now deliver Administrative Quality Management capabilities to drive a culture of continuous process and improvement. Aegis will be showcasing this new capability as well as participating in the historic live demonstration of the IPC CFX factory data exchange standard, at APEX 2018, San Diego, California at Booth #3333.

Digital Piezo Nanopositioning Controller Family Expanded, new from PI

Integrating different drive technologies from traditional servo and stepper motors to highly specialized piezo-ceramic scanners is easy.

ASG, Division of Jergens, Inc. Exhibiting at ADM Cleveland for Second Year

Manufacturing company enthusiastic to exhibit in world headquarters hometown city.

Heat Pipe Easiest way of Energy recovery Manufactured by Maniks

Heat pipe is a very easier way to transfer and recover heat energy generated in various applications or systems. It works on the principle of phase transfer and heat exchange. Maniks manufactures high efficient, cost effective heat pipes used in variegated applications.

Faurecia to Build New $60 Million Manufacturing Facility in Kansas City Metro

New 250,000-square-foot automotive manufacturing plant will bring 300 new jobs to the region

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QC Industries - AS40: The Ultimate User-Friendly Conveyor

QC Industries - AS40: The Ultimate User-Friendly Conveyor

AS40 Conveyors are designed for ease of use and simple integration with robotic applications. Built on a rigid aluminum frame, they feature tee slots for rapid accessory mounting and a tail that flips up at the push of a button for easy under-belt cleaning and belt changes. Nosebar tails are available for transferring small parts between conveyors. All conveyors include a 10 Year Warranty and most are available with a fast five day lead time.

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Dorner Mfg. Corp.

Dorner Mfg. Corp.

Founded in 1966 and based in Hartland, Wisconsin, Dorner is a privately held World Leader in the design, applications, manufacturing, and integration of conveyor systems. Companies from over 1,200 different industries worldwide turn to Dorner to achieve improved efficiency, productivity, and a positive ROI.