Materials & Processes - Articles, Stories & Interviews
Coating mold components like ejector guide elements, cores, lifts and cavities increases the lifespan of molds while reducing maintenance and running costs.
If the workpiece datum of a finished part is off-centre, the impeller must be submitted for design analysis, in which a designer reviews the component and decides whether it can be used. Each analysis costs approximately $66,900 per part
Laser alignment technology has been around for some time, but you may still be surprised at the scale and scope of the benefits that these systems deliver.
Somewhat resembling a spinning bottlebrush, this tool is characterized by abrasive globules that are permanently mounted to flexible filaments that are attached to a center shaft.
The aerospace industry is increasingly turning to PVD and PACVD coatings to increase the durability, performance and service life of components – and as an alternative to hard chrome
The enclosure material which houses sensitive electronic and automation components will impact their lifespan, functionality, and performance. Of the numerous materials available, each offers different protective advantages.
Just as kit trays are customized to meet the needs of the individual kits, transport systems documented in work instruction must be customized for efficiency and space utilization.
Materials & Processes - Featured Stories
Gerber Showcases On-Demand Workflow Solution at Texprocess and Transforms Speed-to-Market Manufacturing
The demonstration will show how design is optimized by leveraging custom graphics and 3D simulation, then converting patterns into a marker file that will be prepared and sent to a digital printer.
Alliance with Autodesk includes advanced AI-based generative design technology and 3D printing advancements to help lighten and transform future vehicles
As a provider of Production Scheduling software to many Smart Factories, Simio is often asked about the benefits of embracing Industry 4.0
Materials & Processes - News Headlines
Advanced Optics, Rugged Construction Offer a Paradigm Shift for Shaft Measurement
Balluff's new break-off magnetic mount with tag holder allows for easy integration of RFID systems.
PROTOS achieves rotary machine speeds in smaller footprint and linear design. See PROTOS at EXPO PACK in Mexico City, June 5-8, Booth 1436.
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Dorner's 2200 Series SmartFlex Helix Conveyor's compact, flexible design and small footprint maximizes valuable floor space while providing customers with flexibility in layout. The custom infeed and outfeed lengths allow the conveyor to extend beyond the spiral, reducing the number of conveyors required. The Helix Conveyor is ideal for applications including accumulation, buffering, cooling between processes or machines, and more!
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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.