Design & Development - Articles, Stories & Interviews

Simulation Design for Rapid Prototyping

Q&A with Ravi Kunju, Altair: Digital twins offer designers the opportunity to analyze the impact of operational conditions without requiring the production of a prototype until much further along in the manufacturing process when mfg's have a greater certainty of success.

Choosing Gears Best Suited for Your Application

Q&A with Ronald Valenzuela, Engineering Manager, KHK Gears: As technology advances, we have seen a shift into using much finer pitch gearing. We have certainly come across more exotic gear designs in the Mechatronics field that require a much smaller design..

2019 Deloitte and MAPI Smart Factory Study: Capturing Value Along the Digital Journey

Although 2011 is considered the unofficial start of the fourth industrial revolution, U.S. manufacturers have reported zero average growth in labor productivity over the past five years — despite continual improvements in equipment, software and management approaches.

Predictive Maintenance – A Powerful First Step Towards Adopting AI for Manufacturing

Among the wealth of use cases for AI & ML in manufacturing, one rises above the rest in terms of feasibility and impact – predictive maintenance. Predictive maintenance addresses the age-old challenge of ensuring maximum availability of critical manufacturing systems.

Scarcity of Attention: The Most Significant Marketing Challenge of Our Time

Manufacturers at a marketing crossroads discover the power of a simplified message, repeated relentlessly.

How to Make Sense of Machine Data in Smart Factory 101

The idea of machine to machine communication has raised the initial excitement and high hopes but now owners of mid-size and small factories ask: “What’s next? How do I start adopting these technologies in my factory?”

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PACK EXPO Las Vegas

PACK EXPO takes place in Las Vegas, NV September 23rd - 25th. This ManufacturingTomorrow.com Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years event.

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Supplier Selection Criteria When Sourcing an Additive Manufacturing Solution

Today, there are numerous options when looking to source an additive manufacturing (AM) / 3D printing platform, and it can be confusing for potential users attempting to select the best fit for their specific endeavours.

Siemens and Dassault Systèmes Take Top Spots in ABI Research's Manufacturing Simulation Software Competitive Assessment

ABI Research chose these vendors for the assessment due to their simulation capabilities in discrete manufacturing specifically, where software is used to simulate physical processes digitally to optimize engineering, planning, and operations on the factory floor.

TOYOTA Motorsport GmbH and 3D Systems Join Forces to Drive Innovation for Automotive Industry

-- Companies will develop first-to-market additive manufacturing solutions to change automotive design and production -- TOYOTA Motorsport GmbH names 3D Systems "Additive Manufacturing Machine Provider of Choice"

Design & Development - News Headlines

How the Super Swedes developed the world's strongest bolt

By Peter Karaszi and Richard Cutler. "Super Swede" invokes a range of images from Vikings, Swedish steel, race car driver Ronnie Peterson, the Nobel Prize and IKEA. Now a Swedish manufacturer of premium stainless steel fasteners, BUMAX, has drawn on Nobel Prize winning technology to develop the world's strongest bolt.

FELIXprinters Support New Product Development & Manufacturing Activities for Leading Food Handling Equipment Company: Houdijk

Houdijk, based in Vlaardingen in the Netherlands, develops and delivers advanced, automated food handling systems for a wide spectrum of global clients. With a history spanning almost 100 years, the family-run company has grown significantly in both size and reputation. Today, Houdijk utilises advanced industrial 3D printers from FELIXprinters for a range of applications across its extensive facilities for both new product development and various manufacturing disciplines.

ISO 13485 Accredited Photochemical Machining for Medical Applications

Europe's Number 1 Photochemical Machining Specialist is Promoting Its Unique Services to the North American Medical Device Market

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Scantar - Home Appliances & Electronic Reviews & Research

Scantar - Home Appliances & Electronic Reviews & Research

Scantar does in-depth research and analysis on the latest home electronics, appliances, and manufacturing trends.

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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.