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The Future of Manufacturing Comes to Pittsburgh in 2020

The Smart Manufacturing Experience will provide manufacturers an opportunity to engage with the most advanced smart manufacturing technologies that they can deploy quickly to boost productivity, increase sales, improve efficiency and reduce costs

ManufacturingTomorrow - Special Tradeshow Coverage
FABTECH EXPO Chicago

FABTECH EXPO takes place in Chicago, IL November 11th - 14th. This ManufacturingTomorrow.com Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years event.

Rittal Climate Solutions Handbook - Defend and Protect your Electronics from Damaging Heat

Rittal Climate Solutions will help you keep your cool, even in the most challenging industrial environments. From audit to design to manufacturing, we work closely with you to deliver the right solution.

Composites for Car Part Manufacturing

Thermoset composites are formed using glass, carbon, or aramid fibers, which are then combined with resins such as polyesters, vinyl esters, epoxies, or phenolic resins.

The Future is Here with Robot Guidance Systems

Manufacturers are facing a number of challenges, but perhaps the biggest of them all is the implementation of automated material handling solutions. SICK, Inc. has the answer to this problem with a system-solution approach.

Real-time Tracking and Monitoring of the Supply Chain

The devices are tailored for logistics asset tracking and designed using years of experience to offer full transparency on the cargo journey through real-time data and context awareness.

Don’t Miss FABTECH 2019

FABTECH 2019 will be held at the McCormick Place in Chicago from November 11 to the 14th. This event provides a handy one-stop shop where you can meet with world-class suppliers, and see the latest metal fabrication products and industry advances.

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Multimaterial 3D printing manufactures complex objects, fast

By Lindsay Brownell for Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University: Multinozzle printer can switch between multiple inks up to 50 times per second.

Siemens Expands Additive Manufacturing Portfolio Through Acquisition of Atlas 3D

- Atlas 3D helps designers define optimal part orientations for 'right first time' 3D printing - Cloud-based, GPU-accelerated Sunata software can reduce downstream 3D printing errors caused by thermal distortion up to one hundred times faster than other solutions on the mar

IoT Solutions That Are Revolutionizing The Manufacturing Industry

Business is changing, and so is the manufacturing industry. Here is just a brief assessment of five key manufacturing developments, business practices, and key considerations that have sprung up, or that are being indelibly influenced and revolutionized by the IoT.

Design & Development - News Headlines

Formnext 2019: DSM showcases success in scaling 3D printing with wide array of partnerships, new materials, and 3D printed applications

Combining materials, people, and expertise, DSM contributes to scaling of 3D printing from experimental modeling to industrial applications

Optomec Extends Production Runtimes for 3D Printed Electronics Solutions

Aerosol Jet's 8-hour Runtime Provides Higher Throughput and Lower Cost Per Part

Arkema inaugurates a new Global Center of Excellence for 3D Printing in Normandy

Arkema and the Normandy Region intend this new center of excellence dedicated to additive manufacturing based on high-performance polymers, to be of benefit to companies and training organizations in the region, as part of a collaborative initiative striving for swift adoption of these new production methods.

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Emulate3D Engineering Software Creates Your Advantage
Emulate3D Engineering Software Creates Your Advantage

Emulate3D Engineering Software Creates Your Advantage

Emulate3D software helps you model and test your AMHS solutions rapidly. Use Demo3D to create running models quickly, then generate videos, stills, or view the models in virtual reality at the click of a button. Sim3D enables you to carry out experimental test runs to select optimal solutions and the most robust operating strategy, and Emulate3D Controls Testing is the best way to debug your PLCs offline, and off the project's critical path. Connect to major PLCs, import CAD, and plug into HTC Vive and Oculus Rift to produce awesome models!

Design & Development - Featured Company

Rittal North America

Rittal North America LLC, headquartered in Schaumburg, Illinois, is the U.S. subsidiary of Rittal GmbH & Co. KG and manufactures the world's leading industrial and IT enclosures, racks and accessories, including high efficiency, high density power management and climate control systems for industrial, data center, outdoor and hybrid applications. Rittal's off-the-shelf standard, modified standard and custom-engineered products are known throughout the world as high-quality, affordable solutions for practically any industrial or IT infrastructure application - from single enclosures to comprehensive systems.