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3D Printing: Cutting Edge Technology for the Circular Economy

The useful life of a machine should not be dictated by the availability of a single part and this is now no longer the case with the application of 3D printing. The rise of the circular economy has led to a new way to fix things.

Electrical Safety in the Manufacturing Environment

When safety is addressed early in the design phase, it is more effective and can prove to be a more economical safety play in the long run for the facility. However, it’s never too late.

Testing Lubrication Methods to Prolong Life in Flexible Shafts

To meet this expectation for flexible shafts, a product that provides lifetime lubrication without the need for maintenance activities is needed. FLEXCELLENT Technology (combination of dry film lubricants and traditional grease) found to provide maximum performance.

LM Industries - A Digital OEM

LM Industries’ low speed, electric and autonomous vehicle, Olli, uses carbon fiber-reinforced polymer thermoplastics in its 3D printing process. Additionally, Olli’s chassis is nearly 90 percent 3D-printed

How to Automate Phase Gate Processes in Manufacturing

At a high level, phase gate is a strategic approach to breaking down a complicated process into more manageable phases, which are then separated by checkpoints.

PACK EXPO - Winners Crowned in Inaugural Technology Excellence Awards

After months paring down the many qualified entries, three days of onsite voting allowed PACK EXPO International and Healthcare Packaging EXPO attendees to be the ultimate judge of the most innovative new technologies at the show.

ETO Manufacturers Can Finally Offer Online Shopping via bCommerce

ETO is a type of manufacturing process in which a product is designed, engineered, and finished after an order has been received. The product is engineered to meet the specifications desired by the received order.

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ICON, in one of the Largest Seed Rounds for Texas Start-Ups in 2018, Announces $9 Million in Funding

Silicon Valley Heavyweights, Renowned International Developer from the Middle East and America’s Largest Homebuilder Among Investors of Construction Tech Company that Delivered First 3D-printed Home in the U.S. to Receive Building Permit

Major Industry Growth Forecast as Largest Ever PACK EXPO International Opens

Bringing together 2,500 exhibitors and 50,000 attendees across 1.25 million net square feet of McCormick Place exhibit space, no event in the world this year is poised to offer targeted solutions to meet this increasing demand like PACK EXPO International and Healthcare Pack

Onshape Teams Up with Magic Leap for New Spatial Computing CAD App

New product design app to offer live collaborative 3D CAD editing, not just viewing

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PMMI Announces Six PACK EXPO Scholarship Winners

PACK EXPO Scholarships awards $30,000 to support future workforce

New Case Study: Only the best equipment can produce the world's finest cheeses

How the P53 Ultrasonic Sensor improves professional cheese making by providing hygienic measurement of curd levels

New Gearing Solutions® Website Details Roller Gear Technology for Maximum Power Density.

These compact designs allow the use of aluminum housings, which yield considerable weight savings of up to 50% over traditional cast iron housings.

ODU INTRODUCES NEW HYDRAULIC MODULE TO THEIR RECTANGULAR CONNECTOR SOLUTIONS

ODU-MAC® Silver-Line is an efficient automatic docking connector with the highest level of failure protection. ODU-MAC® White-Line is a versatile manual mating connector ideal for applications requiring a compact footprint.

iBASEt Introduces 'Cloud-Ready' Digital Manufacturing Solution

Cloud Platform Supports a Modern Manufacturing Infrastructure, Featuring Native Services, Improved Scalability, Lower Cost of Ownership and Higher Security

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Basics of Static Electricity Webinar

Basics of Static Electricity Webinar

EXAIR's new Basics of Static Electricity Webinar will help you learn what causes static electricity. Static be a large disruptor of processes within manufacturing facilities. It can cause problems with maintaining product quality, keeping process speeds at optimum levels and the morale of personnel experiencing static shocks. Knowing how to identify a static charge, the series of events that are causing the charge, and various ways to eliminate the nuisance, are keys to keeping your facility on top of its game. Attend this Webinar to learn how to determine if static electricity is actually the issue and methods to test for it. Learn several methods used in industry to eliminate static charge. Register to watch our Webinar live on November 7th at 2 pm or on demand. https://exair.co/184_fweb

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Megan Ray Nichols - Contributing Author

Megan Ray Nichols - Contributing Author

Megan Ray Nichols is a blogger and freelance science writer. She posts weekly on her blog, Schooled By Science, about the latest news in science and technology. When she isn't writing, Megan enjoys reading and hiking.