Materials & Processes - Articles, Stories & Interviews

Specialized Sensors Perform in Extreme Environments

Sensors withstand extreme temperatures, pressures and aggressive chemicals.

Stäubli robotic tool change systems, quality you can count on

Recently Stäubli introduced two compact fully automatic tool change systems, the MPS 130 and the MPS 260, for the medium payload segment, Stäubli Connectors rounds off the lower end of its existing series.

The Next Big Step for AI? Understanding Video

Will Knight for MIT Technology Review: Perceiving dynamic actions could be a huge advance in how software makes sense of the world.

Evaluating Electronics Contract Manufacturers from Two Perspectives: Supply Chain Management and Engineering

The ideal contract manufacturer is more than a transactional supplier, but a partner that improves the product and process.

SyncFab Introduces BlockChain to the Advanced Manufacturing Industry

The MFG Token provides the incentive for precision parts suppliers to be more responsive to RFQ's (Requests for Quotes) initially on SyncFab ultimately on the Smart Manufacturing Smart Contract compatible blockchain.

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Materials & Processes - Featured Stories

Stanley Black & Decker To Open Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence in Downtown Hartford

-Names Sudhi Bangalore to lead center that will eventually house approximately 50 Industry 4.0 professionals. -Announces launch of STANLEY+Techstars Additive Manufacturing Accelerator to bring start-ups to Hartford

Britain must embrace 'Industry 4.0' as robots can create thousands of jobs, says report

Purvai Dua for London Loves Business: Britain’s manufacturing sector could add £455bn over the next decade and create thousands of jobs if it unlocks the fourth industrial revolution

3D printing doubles the strength of stainless steel

Robert F. Service for ScienceMag: Now, researchers have come up with a way to 3D print tough and flexible stainless steel, an advance that could lead to faster and cheaper ways to make everything from rocket engines to parts for nuclear reactors and oil rigs.

Is Google Glass Staging A Comeback?

Terri Hiskey for MinuteHack: Glass may have finally found its home, and last month we heard news that industrial companies, such as General Motors, GE Aviation, Boeing and Volkswagen, have all been using the smart glasses to help workers perform complex manual tasks.

Materials & Processes - News Headlines

Sulzer Announces MIXPAC™ MixCoat™ Spray Protective Coating Dispensing System

Sulzer Mixpac USA, Inc., the leading innovator of 2-component adhesive dispensing systems, announces the availability of MIXPAC™ MixCoat™ Spray, a member of the innovative MIXPAC™ MixCoat™ cartridge-based 2-component dispensing system family

New Balance uses ultrasonic screening technology to sieve 3D printing powders

Russell Compact Sieve® paired with innovative ultrasonic technology increases throughput and prototype iteration at New Balance

Machine Vision: MVTec brings deep learning to NVIDIA Pascal architecture

• Deep learning inference in HALCON 17.12 successfully tested on NVIDIA Jetson TX2 embedded board • High execution speed, comparable to standard PCs • Extensive range of functions available on embedded devices

Materials & Processes - Featured Product

Exair Corporation - Ce Compliant Vortex Tubes

Exair Corporation - Ce Compliant Vortex Tubes

What Is A Vortex Tube? A low cost, reliable, maintenance free solution to a variety of industrial spot cooling problems. Using an ordinary supply of compressed air as a power source, vortex tubes create two streams of air, one hot and one cold, with no moving parts. Vortex tubes can produce: • Temperatures from -50° to +260°F (-46° to +127°C) • Flow rates from 1 to 150 SCFM (28 to 4,248 SLPM) • Refrigeration up to 10,200 Btu/hr. (2,571 Kcal/hr.) Temperatures, flows and cooling power are adjustable over a wide range using the control valve on the hot end exhaust.

Materials & Processes - Featured Company

Dorner Mfg. Corp.

Dorner Mfg. Corp.

Founded in 1966 and based in Hartland, Wisconsin, Dorner is a privately held World Leader in the design, applications, manufacturing, and integration of conveyor systems. Companies from over 1,200 different industries worldwide turn to Dorner to achieve improved efficiency, productivity, and a positive ROI.