The Cost and Performance Benefits of Switching From Metal to Plastic Parts

Converting metal components to plastic could provide more advantages for your production process and final product. In fact, OEMs that choose to make the switch capitalize on the added versatility of plastic, and realize a number of valuable benefits

Addressing Remote Locations and Security with SD-WAN

Think of AR in an IIoT manufacturing context: now technicians with AR can remotely monitor, change and maintain systems without putting the operator in danger; however, AR requires a massive amount of network resources.

How to Evaluate if a Part Is Fit for Additive Manufacturing?

In the past manufacturability was often foremost in the designer's mind. A lot of geometries which might have been almost impossible or very expensive via conventional manufacturing techniques are now possible and sometimes even cheaper via 3D printing.

Powder Handling and Sieving Solutions for the Additive Manufacturing Industry

Regardless of the additive manufacturing technology used, as the industry advances, consideration of up- and down-stream processes for powder management are becoming more of a focus.

Data Centre Design and Build Is Evolving - Here's Why

The deployment of hyperscale data centres has typically been in a relatively small number of central locations. However, this has to change.

Remedies for Manufacturing of Innovative Industrial Product Design

Maybe, it is not all about innovation; it is about the integration of designs in the right sequential manner that does not hinder the efficiency of new designs.

Best Practices for Production in the Age of Advanced Manufacturing

Partnering with tech companies whose investments in the Fourth Industrial Revolution are aimed at streamlining manufacturing processes is the shortest, most reliable route to your company winning the future.

Flexible Shafts in Aerospace Applications

An argument can be made for the flexible shaft being one of the backbones of the aerospace industry, and it isn't difficult to see why. From windshield wipers to TRAS systems to jet afterburners, flexible shafts are there ...

Is There a Maximum Length of Encoder Cables?

There is no general answer concerning the maximum cable length. A cable length of up to 10 m can be handled without any problems if some special measures are taken into account. Even cable lengths up to 50 or 100 m have been successfully in use ...

Tame Your Energy Hog with Accurate Compressed Air Measurement

As most facilities managers can attest to, the electricity used to produce compressed air can be one of the most expensive energy costs in your facility.

Dispute Resolution in the Modern World of Manufacturing

What enables you to deal with disputes effectively and with a minimum of disruption is to understand that the best way to resolve a controversy is to take steps to ensure that the outcome is what is expected - i.e., that the outcome is what it should be.

What Technologies are Transforming Manufacturing

Manufacturers, who invest in the latest manufacturing technologies and innovation ecosystems, will become more competitive than those who compete on price alone. Advanced technologies are producing better quality products, that, in turn, deliver higher margins ...

Closing the Skills Gap

Watson and Crick. Lennon and McCartney. Hewlett and Packard. Three examples of successful collaborations whose achievements had a dramatic and long-term impact on their respective industries.

Big Data, Automation and the Future of Manufacturing

Big data and automation represent two very important tools that should help us create a brand-new type of manufacturing that doesn't require as much constant human attention and effort. It should, at the same time, vastly improve the safety and accuracy ...

Next Generation Motion Control - Achieving the Impossible

This article reviews the motion control scene, and places the introduction of the Hybrid Hexapod® in context for pan-industrial manufacturers working at the bleeding edge of precision and repeatability.

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