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Keeping an Eye on Electronics

Wherever there is electrical current, there are always electromagnetic pulses. They can have an extremely disruptive effect, e.g. on the ubiquitous electronic devices that surround us. This is why vehicle manufacturers need to verify the EMC of their products.

WHY 3D PRINTING - BENCHMARKING AGAINST TRADITIONAL MANUFACTURING

Facts and reality have often been a grey area in the world of 3D printing. Let’s not forget that this technology in various guises has been around for well over 30 years. That long and it is still described as a disruptive technology?

The Next Era of Automation Is Intelligence

We are entering a new manufacturing era defined by AI, machine learning and vision, enabling us to teach machines to adapt and learn plans and move us toward a true “Lot Size 1” utopia. Automation’s next era will be defined not around volume, but around intelligence.

Reshoring or…rightshoring? - Why a successful reshoring strategy must focus on quality

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the fragility of long, complex supply chains. It has also shown how reliant many US and European companies are on the overseas supply of critical items, bringing to the fore a long-debated issue—are we ready to reshore?

Upgrading to A Gas Mass Flow Controller Provides Greater Reliability for your Bioreactor

Due to the ever-evolving demands and critical and complex nature in the bio-industry, VA meters commonly used in this application are no longer suitable and bioreactor manufacturers are now turning towards mass flow

Packaging is Essential in Time of Need

During these unprecedented times, it is of utmost importance to keep packaging lines moving, especially for manufacturers of essential consumer packaged goods (CPGs). There’s no way around it.

3D Printing Assistive Devices for People with Disabilities

One of A3D’s engineers met with the individual to best understand their specific situation and designed a handle that could attach to standard milk and juice cartons. A3D then used Simplify3D to print the handle.

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3D Printing, Innovation, and Supply Chain Resiliency More Important Than Ever, Say Manufacturing Decision Makers

Global HP study finds that digital manufacturing can drive economic growth, faster innovation, and more sustainable production

Innovative electric race car part shows potential for Electron Beam Melting in automotive

For the past three years, the NCAM’s DRAMA research project has helped build a stronger additive supply chain for the UK’s aerospace sector – an industry which has the largest number of small and medium sized enterprise (SME) companies in Europe.

The Best of Both Worlds: A New Take on Metal-Plastic Hybrid 3D Printing

Scientists develop a novel and surprisingly simple method to print 3D structures made of metal and plastic, paving the way for 3D electronics

Design & Development - News Headlines

Lorin Coil Service Center Offers Comprehensive Services for Anodized Aluminum Customers

Slitting, shearing, and more ensure highest possible quality products

3Diligent Expands ProdEX and Shopsight Applications

New features empower manufacturers to secure qualified new business and better design parts for manufacturability

Next Gen Encoder Interface by HEIDENHAIN Debuts For Better Machine Motion Control

-New EnDat 3 interface is now available in ExI 1100 rotary encoders-

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