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New Research Identifies Causes for Defects in 3D Printing and Paves Way For Better Results

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University and Argonne National Laboratory, has identified how and when these gas pockets form, as well as a methodology to predict their formation – a pivotal discovery that could dramatically improve the 3D printing process.

Five Tips to Help You Design for Additive Manufacturing

3D printing used to be considered a prototyping tool or novelty, but now that the technology has reached industrial-grade levels, design for additive manufacturing (DFAM) has become a highly-coveted capability

Stud Welding: What Is It And What Are The Benefits?

Should you be using stud welding in your metalwork?

Taking an Independent Path: Strategies for Low Risk Sourcing of Components in a Constrained Market

Industrial control equipment industry looks to independent distributors to address chronic shortages in the availability of electronic components

Aqua Massage Manufacturer Improves Linear Motion Control with Custom Lead Screw Assembly from Kerk

The company needed a linear motion solution capable of guiding and translating the machine’s spray water jet assembly, which moves back and forth along a linear shaft.

Automation Design Tips: Transferring with Rollers

As technology advances, components become smaller and more compact which requires specific automation techniques and maintenance. Transfer mechanisms require high versatility in its capabilities.

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Effect of PCI Devices on Automation Systems

Industry 4.0 is changing systems architecture across all domains in industrial automation. Upcoming edge computing architectures use virtualization for scaling dedicated applications with deterministic key performance indicators (KPIs) on a heterogeneous operating systems.

NASA to Advance Unique 3D Printed Sensor Technology

The 3D printing system is like printers used to produce money or newspapers. However, instead of ink, the printer applies nanomaterials, layer-by-layer, onto a substrate to create tiny sensors.

KeraCel, a World Leader in Solid-state Lithium Ion Batteries, Announced a Breakthrough in its Multi-material Ceramic Battery Using its Proprietary 3D Printing Technology

KeraCel is developing its ceramic solid-state batteries using proprietary additive manufacturing 3D printing technology resulting in unique monolithic structure. The unique structure allows for greatly increasing battery energy density, and producing safer and longer lasting

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FASTSUITE for the highest demands in simulation accuracy and robotics offline programming

At this year's Automate (Booth #7960) CENIT will present the latest version of FASTSUITE Edition 2, a 3D simulation platform for the highest demands in simulation accuracy and robotics offline programming.

Siemens launches new enterprise class embedded Linux solution for embedded systems development

New enterprise-class binary Mentor Embedded Linux solution is a proven commercial distribution that reduces risk and accelerates productivity for medical, industrial, aerospace and defense applications

WINSYSTEMS Introduces Innovative Ethernet Switches for Industrial Networks That Provide Guaranteed Delivery of Time-Sensitive Data

New NET-429 Ethernet switches leverage latest IEEE 802.1 standards for TSN, QoS and AVB to prioritize time-critical data without proprietary protocols or added hardware implementations

New Offering from PTC and ANSYS Brings Real-time Simulation to Design Engineers

With Creo Simulation Live, Design Engineers can Iterate Faster Using Real-time Simulation Directly in the Design Environment to Streamline Development and Reduce Costs

Ultimaker introduces new platform services with Ultimaker Cloud

Future ready cloud platform designed to support the 3D printing workflow

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