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Adjust with Light - A Case Study from IDS Imaging

A camera-supported alignment and measuring system ensures precise, fast measurement of straightness and flatness in mechanical engineering.

MAKING FASTER FLIGHT MAINTENANCE POSSIBLE

Satair, an Airbus services company, wanted to expedite aircraft maintenance through on-demand tools manufacturing. Fast Radius worked with Satair to deliver an innovative multi-process manufacturing solution that has the potential to transform the aerospace market.

AR & VR in Manufacturing - Q&A with Will Gee, CEO of Balti Virtual

Balti Virtual recently piloted an immersive training experience for The Army, which replaced a slide deck and video. The result was a gamified training experience that created more engagement and better retention than traditional methods.

Five Strategies for Finding New Suppliers Outside of Your Regular Network

Whether it is because they are switching production from clothing to personal protective equipment (PPE) or because their regular suppliers are suddenly unavailable, many procurement teams are now searching for new suppliers under significant time pressure.

How to Keep Your Manufacturing Plant Clean

Manufacturing plant cleanliness was a hugely important topic long before the global outbreak of COVID-19. However, recent events have thrown this issue into even sharper relief.

How to Prevent Industrial Air Pollution in Manufacturing

With the constant growth in demand for manufactured goods and environmental protections under coordinated assault, there’s never been a more important time for manufacturers to take their part in air pollution seriously.

Best Practices for Encoder Mounting

By following mounting best practices, designers can be sure that their feedback loop is providing accurate data that will enable the system to meet topline performance levels.

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LASER INTERFEROMETERY - AN ENABLING TECHNOLOGY FOR OPTIMIZED AUTOMATED MANUFACTURING

Precision Beryllium mirror manufacturer, Cambridge Technology, explains how the use of best-in-class interferometry hardware and software solutions has streamlined its manufacturing processes and added efficiencies as well as time and cost-savings across the company.

How to Keep Manufacturing Employees Safe During Coronavirus

You can find plenty of general health guidelines, but you need to know actionable specifics. OSHA released a list of safety measures for manufacturers, but it doesn't go into much detail.

5 Design Considerations for Constant Force Springs

Design is the foundation of any engineering project, even at the component level. Once engineers have established the desired function of a device or machine, it’s important that they develop the right components to carry out that function.

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Ultra-Short Pulses with High Power

PicoLAS' Nanosecond Drivers

KROHNE Remains in Full Production Shipping Critical Products within 48 hours

Customers looking for flow or level measuring instruments should contact KROHNE or their local KROHNE representative for assistance during this challenging time.

Webinars promise to reduce Total Cost of Defect (TCoD)

• Free event, live on Zoom, set to explain how AMV reduces TCoD • Technology up to ten times cheaper than traditional versions • Already in use at global blue chips, from BMW to PepsiCo

Processing & Handling - Featured Product

Zaber's X-LRQ-DE Series: High Precision Stages with Built-in Controllers and Linear Encoders
Zaber's X-LRQ-DE Series: High Precision Stages with Built-in Controllers and Linear Encoders

Zaber's X-LRQ-DE Series: High Precision Stages with Built-in Controllers and Linear Encoders

Zaber's X-LRQ-DE Series of linear stages have high stiffness, load, and lifetime capabilities in a compact size. The integrated linear encoder combined with stage calibration provides high accuracy positioning over the full travel of the device. At 36 mm high, these stages are excellent for applications where a low profile is required. The X-LRQ-DE's innovative design allows speeds up to 205 mm/s and loads up to 100 kg. Like all Zaber products, the X-LRQ-DE Series is designed for easy set-up and operation.

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HEIDENHAIN

Many of today's disruptive technologies wouldn't be possible without a keen focus on precision. But in fast-paced corporate environments, the bottom line sometimes trumps superior engineering. At HEIDENHAIN, we're in a unique position to put R&D before net profit: In 1970, company founder Dr. Johannes Heidenhain placed his shares of the company into a foundation, enabling HEIDENHAIN to invest extensively in exciting new technologies. The result? Game-changing innovations that help our customers and their end-users gain an edge in competitive, ever-changing industries.