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Rapid Prototyping Helps University Students Design Racing Car

The Formula SAE is a student design competition organized by SAE International. The goal is to design and manufacture a Formula-style race car under very strict regulations.

Automated Packaging Production & Custom Corrugated Boxes

Packaging can be a deciding factor in whether or not your business achieves an impressive return on investment. Businesses must strike a balance between using high-quality and protective materials, whilst also making sure there is still plenty of room for profit.

The Right Choice 40 Years Ago. The Right Choice for the Next 40 Years

By working with Leslie Controls, a customer protected their original investment and was able to work through the plant re-certification process cost-effectively

Sintavia Scales End-to-end Applied Additive Technology

Brian Neff wants to leave nothing to chance. To ensure the quality of the high-value additively manufactured metal parts his company provides for the demanding aerospace and defense sectors, he believes it is imperative to have end-to-end control of the production process

Check Out 3D Printing Show in Mumbai

India has a strong manufacturing industry and 3D printers are a part of this manufacturing landscape. In India, the market for 3D printers is at an emerging stage, offering enormous growth opportunities in the upcoming years.

ERP Implementation Fails to Avoid

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is like the magic glue that binds an organization together. It gives complete visibility into tasks, data, and streamlines utilization of resources in a company.

Intelligent Motors Equipped with Microcomputers

The idea of using built-in computers to control motors without the aid of external equipment is not a new one, but it has taken until now for computers with the level of performance necessary to control motors in real-time to become small and cheap enough for this idea to be

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How to convert a 3D Printer to a Laser Cutter

You can not only use your 3d printer for printing, but it is also an XYZ motion platform. By attaching a laser to the extruder, for example, you can easily convert your 3d printer to a laser engraver or even cutter.

The STEM employment gap

The UK has the lowest percentage of female engineer professionals in Europe, with countries such as Cyprus having nearly three times as many women in similar roles. This article will focus on women’s relationship with the STEM and manufacturing industries.

Advance the Manufacturing of Tomorrow by Investing in the Workforce of Today

If manufacturers don’t find a way to develop the current workforce and arm employees with the skills needed to work in modern manufacturing plants, it’s anticipated that more than two million jobs will go unfilled.

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EXAIR - NEW PRODUCT: 1/8 NPT Siphon Fed Spray Nozzles for Non-Pressurized Liquids

With EXAIR's siphon fed atomizing nozzles, you can coat, lubricate, cool, treat and paint a variety of products using compressed air and liquids with a viscosity of up to 200 centipoise. Used with water, atomizing nozzles are an efficient way to evenly cool hot items in your automated process.

CIRCOR Announces RTK® Bottom Blowdown Valve

The press release announces the RTK® Bottom Blowdown Valve, ideal for optimizing equipment efficiency and simplifying blowdown operations. The bottom blowdown valve features a unique angle design that offers quick and problem-free clearing particulate and dissolved solids from the bottoms of steam and hot water boilers.

Mitsubishi Electric Adds Function Blocks for Packaging and Converting Industries to iQ Monozukuri Solution Packages

Preconfigured engineering tools are designed to save programming man hours with tested function blocks and code

Global Motion Control and Motor Market Up 1.9% through Third Quarter

Third quarter orders of $878.9 million were up 7.5% over the same period in 2018, while shipments totaling $977.5 million were up, at 1.8%, over third quarter shipments in 2018.

North American Machine Vision Market Fell 4.6% through Third Quarter

Machine vision systems saw a decrease of 2% year over year, at $599.9 million. This category includes smart cameras and application specific machine vision (ASMV) systems.

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Machine vision software with new deep learning features: MVTec HALCON 19.11

Machine vision software with new deep learning features: MVTec HALCON 19.11

MVTec HALCON is the comprehensive standard software for machine vision with an integrated development environment that is used worldwide in all kind of industries. It enables cost savings and improved time to market. HALCON's flexible architecture facilitates rapid development of any kind of machine vision application. The software provides outstanding performance and a comprehensive support of multi-core platforms, special instruction sets like AVX2 and NEON, as well as GPU acceleration. The latest version HALCON 19.11 offers a wide range of new and improved machine vision functions. Particular emphasis was placed on the integration of further deep learning features. Now users benefit from massive simplifications for their applications, like faster inspection with anomaly detection, more transparency with the Grad-CAM heatmap and the support of ONNX format.

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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.