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PlastiComp Part of Team Working to Accelerate Development of Affordable Carbon Fiber Composites

Using the engineering software validated by the Pacific Northwest National Lab lead team, manufacturers will be able to “see” what the structural characteristics of proposed carbon fiber composites designs would be like before it’s molded.

The Many Uses of Bellows

Bellows are most often used to protect critical components. Actuators used in motion control equipment are often exposed to contaminants ranging from dust and abrasive grit to metal chips and weld spatter.

Industrial PCs: Addressing the Top Five Challenges on the Factory Floor

This article identifies the top five challenges typically encountered on the factory floor, and offers some criteria to consider when selecting industrial PCs and associated components.

3D printing revives hard-to-find Porsche Classic parts

Andrew Krok for CNet: When it comes to plastic, Porsche uses selective laser sintering, which is not the same as the fused deposition modeling that you see in most desktop-based 3D printers.


ManufacturingTomorrow - Special Tradeshow Coverage
MODEX 2018

MODEX 2018 will take place in Atlanta, GA April 9th - 12th. This Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years event.

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Magic 2018 Preview: Moving Into The Future Of Fashion Production And Reimagining Retail

Deborah Weinswig for Forbes: One overall theme of next week’s Magic event is moving into the future in terms of manufacturing fashion, reimagining retail and, ultimately, creating and adopting solutions to achieve speed.

Smart Factories Need Space and Time Anchors

GIM International: Spatiotemporal referencing can be used to enhance contextualisation of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) data and information flows within ‘smart’ factories, according to Studio iSPACE in Austria.

Here's What Life Will Be Like With 3D Printers That Can Create Anything

Kristin Houser for Futurism: Today's desktop 3D printers are fairly limited in terms of capabilities. However, we could be just a couple of decades away from a world in which every home has a 3D printer, capable of producing almost anything we can imagine.

ABB is leaving the repair shop after transitional year - CEO

John Revill, Oliver Hirt for Reuters: “The last couple of years ABB was in the repair shop and now we are coming out. With political stability and digitalisation we have positive conditions and a better platform to participate in the upturn,”

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Mouser Now Shipping Analog Devices LTM8065 µModule Regulator with Silent Switcher Tech to Lower EMI/EMC

The LTM8065 regulator offers an input voltage of up to 40 V, which can safely operate from unregulated or fluctuating 12 V to 36 V input supplies in noisy environments such as industrial robotics, test and measurement, factory automation, medical, and avionics systems.

Festo Introduces Digital Pneumatics to the Paper Converting Industry at Tissue World Miami 2018

The digital-pneumatic VTEM Motion Terminal lowers OEM supply chain costs and helps OEMs bring new machines and products to market faster. (Festo Tissue World Miami 2018 Booth # C-360)


The International Manufacturing Technology Show continues to increase its appeal to international and domestic visitors by dedicating 130,000 sq. ft. of exhibition space and display to HANNOVER MESSE USA, the newly branded North American industrial technology co-located trade show.

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Qc Industries - As40: The Ultimate User-friendly Conveyor

Qc Industries - As40: The Ultimate User-friendly Conveyor

AS40 Conveyors are designed for ease of use and simple integration with robotic applications. Built on a rigid aluminum frame, they feature tee slots for rapid accessory mounting and a tail that flips up at the push of a button for easy under-belt cleaning and belt changes. Nosebar tails are available for transferring small parts between conveyors. All conveyors include a 10 Year Warranty and most are available with a fast five day lead time.

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