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Cooperation between SICK and Silicon Software implements VisualApplets

With VisualApplets providing SICK with a wide range of new possibilities for application solutions, SICK's customer requirements can be adapted to their systems for a wider gamut of image processing applications.

Why Risk Assessment is Important in Machine Safety

Competent consultants can greatly enhance the risk assessment process, but the final responsibility for personnel safety is still that of the employer. Employees should also be trained to recognize hazards and act appropriately.

Making a Case for Urethane Parts: 5 Key Factors to Consider

Urethane’s unique properties and versatility is helping to solve some of the industry’s most challenging component design issues.

Interview with Manuel Merkt, Vice President of Operations, Hermle Machine Company

Hermle is building and preparing not only for the present, but for the future as well. We are a company that looks ahead and plans with a great vision, so I can only believe that we will see some significant changes in the future.

Carbon Introduces Production-Scale 3D Printing Materials Program for Large Manufacturers

This production volume materials approach will allow us to ensure that our partners like adidas, which will be printing thousands or millions of parts, can do so economically compared to other manufacturing methods such as injection molding.

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How Machine Learning Will Unlock The Future Of 3D Printing

Cliff Kuang for Fast Co.Design: The bridge is really just a proof-of-concept for printed steel applications that range from shipbuilding to offshore oil rigs. Getting there will require not just better software, but robots that can teach themselves how to get better at 3D p

Okuma introduces smart factory solution

Rosemarie Stahl for ETMM: Okuma, manufacturer of CNC machine tools, introduces its solution for the smart production called Connect Plan at EMO Hannover 2017.

Finnish micro-factory highlights path to business success

Tim Sandle for Digital Journal: The micro-factory concept is based on robotics and a flexible approach to manufacturing. Then key selling point is that the factory can be set-up and put to work very quickly.

Will Voxeljet's High Speed Sintering Reinvent 3D Printing?

Zacks Equity Research: The HSS technology involves an infrared absorbing ink, that is selectively jetted onto layers of plastic powder, which are then exposed to infrared light. The powder melts under the light and forms functional plastic parts with qualities similar to th

Materials & Processes - News Headlines

SPS - Industrial Automation Fair Guangzhou: Industrial Robotics and Machine Vision Zone reaches sold-out status for 2018

-A number of global brands confirm their first attendance -Booming market of advanced machinery and robots in China driven by intelligent manufacturing trends

Elmo Motion Control Introduces Ready-to-use Inertial Platform Stabilization Solution

The off-the-shelf solution stabilizes inertial platforms for any application in any environment with precise synchronization and absolute accuracy, speeding up implementation and reducing time to market

ATI Develops New Low-cost Force/Torque Sensor

Axia80 Provides High Resolution with Outstanding Overload Protection

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