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Additive Manufacturing with Metal Powders Market to surpass 4.5 kilo Tons Consumption By 2024

Increase in trend towards adoption of prototype has led to the development and validation of design faster along with reduction in production time & cost in various industrial sectors which has stimulated additive manufacturing with metal powders market demand.

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.

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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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

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.”

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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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New M12 A-Coded Connectors from binder are now Ecolab and FDA certified

New M12 A-Coded Connectors from binder are now Ecolab and FDA certified

binder USA, LP, has expanded the M12 product family with the addition of the M12 A-Coded Connector, which is now certified for both Ecolab and FDA Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 21 standards. The M12 A-Coded connectors are extraordinarily durable and IP69K-rated, ideal for harsh-duty and washdown applications in the food and beverage, pharmaceutical, and chemical industries. Available in 3, 4, 5, 8, and 12 contacts, the high quality stainless steel locking rings (V4A) and gold contact plating can also withstand UV exposure and shock and vibration.

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KEBA Corp.

KEBA Corp.

KEBA AG was founded in 1968 and is an internationally successful electronics company headquartered in Linz (Austria). KeMotion is KEBA's automation solution for boosting robot and machine productivity. KeMotion with its five core components (robotics, PLC + motion, control + drives, safety, HMI) stands for the fast, open and customizable automation of robots and machines in the Industry 4.0 era. Thanks to the scalable hardware in combination with many high-performance technology functions and turnkey software packages, the user can quickly and easily attain the optimum solution. KeMotion is designed for a wide range of applications: Grinding, Plate bending, Painting, Welding, Pick & Place, Palletizing, Handling, CNC, Wafer handling, Gluing, Service robotics, Textile printing, Pressure die-casting, Plastics, and many more