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Automation Technology Expo (ATX) West and Design & Manufacturing (D&M) Pacific to Showcase Latest Innovations Highlighting the Future of Factory 4.0

Pacific D&M will feature components needed in assembly, injection molding, rapid prototyping, 3D printing and additive manufacturing, and contract design and manufacturing.

Engineered-to-Order Mission Critical Hydraulic Manifolds Drive Overall Equipment Effectiveness of Fluid Power Systems

With increased energy efficiency shorter flow paths minimize pressure drops reducing installation costs. Equally important in the ETO design process is the reduction of fluid leaks and upkeep.

Augmented Reality in Manufacturing

Some people confuse AR with virtual reality. Virtual reality (VR) is a complete immersive experience that shuts out the real world. Augmented reality superimposes a computer generated (CGI) video onto a camera captured video.

Small Manufacturers Finally Receive Respect: Affordable Access to Competitive Pricing

There is now an affordable pricing optimization solution for small and midsized manufacturers; this transformation will allow even the smallest manufacturer to utilize lean principles in the pricing process immediately.

The Fall of Friction in Bearings

Design engineers have long searched for material coating methods to reduce friction. But, could the restructuring of newly found materials reduce friction on macroscopic scales? Here, Chris Johnson, managing director of EZO bearings supplier SMB Bearings, explains.

Top Article of 2019 - Digital Transformation in the Industrial Sphere

Hyper customization, smaller batch runs, a shrinking labor pool, energy availability, and global competition are factors that are increasing in importance and are also pointing to a much-needed new direction that companies will need to take in order to remain relevant ...

Top Article of 2019 - The Power of Lean Manufacturing

As a systematic way to increase efficiency and better please customers, lean principles run counter to traditional mass-production practices. Yet, they allow small and medium businesses to consistently increase quality while decreasing costs.

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Accurate long-term predictions - Freudenberg Sealing Technologies' new method shows how static seals actually age

Freudenberg Sealing Technologies has now developed a method that takes material changes at the molecular level into account when predicting the long-term durability of seals.

Financing Gender Equality in Manufacturing

A pair of keynote speakers will address the “power of parity” and how to fast-track gender equality through investment strategies, as the PPWLN brings light to gender parity challenges and successes at PACK EXPO East

MODEX-The Biggest Manufacturing and Supply Chain Expo of 2020 is Coming to Atlanta March 9-12

Event to feature 950 exhibits, 150 education sessions and keynotes from Ambassador Nikki Haley, Tan Le, Peyton and Archie Manning.

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LASER COMPONENTS USA Brings Photonic Solutions to Light at SPIE Photonics West 2020

LASER COMPONENTS USA is pleased to announce they are exhibiting at the annual Photonics West show, sponsored by SPIE and held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA, February 4-6, 2020.

Gen4 Ion Air Jet Eliminates Static and Dust

EXAIR's Gen4 Ion Air Jet™ delivers a concentrated airflow that can cover a precise spot without disturbing other areas. This quiet, focused airstream provides incredibly fast static decay rates and cleaning ability. The new and improved Gen4 Ion Air Jet is the ideal way to remove static and dust from small parts prior to shrink wrapping, packaging, printing, painting or finishing.

S.S. White Technologies Highlights Flexible Shafts for Aerospace Manual Valve Control Override Systems

S.S. White Technologies, the worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of flexible shafts and related assemblies, highlights its flexible shafts for aerospace manual valve control override systems.

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HEIDENHAIN - Linear Encoders for Length Measurement
HEIDENHAIN - Linear Encoders for Length Measurement

HEIDENHAIN - Linear Encoders for Length Measurement

Nothing beats the positioning accuracy of linear encoders from HEIDENHAIN. Available in absolute and incremental versions and ideal for a variety of applications-including machine tools, semiconductor machines and medical machines-these measuring solutions combat a variety of issues that erode precision.

Processing & Handling - Featured Company

Parvalux Electric Motors Ltd

Parvalux is a leading global manufacturer of geared motor solutions with over 70 years' experience in creating the perfect combination of motor and gearbox to match the customer's application. Whilst we offer thousands of standard options we can easily customize any motor or gearbox to meet your exact requirements at no or minimal extra cost. Our design team can work closely with your own to optimize your solution for your application helping you to secure a genuine competitive advantage in your market. Our products are found in hundreds of applications but we are particularly strong in healthcare, leisure, mobility, transport, and a diverse range of industrial applications.