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.

Kerk Lead Screw Allows RPT Motion to Create Quick and Cost-Effective Case Packer

In order to service the four lanes, a stroke in excess of 40 inches was required and the lane changer needed to index on average every 10 seconds or less while maximizing time available for product flow.

When Should You Re-Manufacture or Refurbish Equipment?

In most cases, re-manufactured hardware is better because it's closer to new. That doesn't mean refurbished hardware is bad, just that you should remain aware of the differences.

Robot welding: More efficiency for programming and equipment fabrication

Crown relies on FASTSUITE Edition 2 for offline programming of robotic welding cells.

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.

Manufacturing Transportation and Logistics 101

Perhaps more than any other industry, manufacturing logistics requires a fluid and flexible model. Manufacturers-and, consequently, their transportation and logistics partners-need to be flexible enough to respond to sudden fluctuations in the marketplace.

Injection Molding Design & Process Optimization

This approach is superior to standard molding procedures because of the high level of scientific control utilized through upfront Design of Experiments (DoE), flow analysis, process monitoring, and quality control that can quickly detect and correct any process variations.

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.

Hand Loads: Cost Effective Solutions for Complex Plastic Parts

It's important to note that hand loads require extra labor for installation and removal. While this may skew the cost/benefit analysis, it may also be the only way to meet the customer's needs.

IDC Manufacturing Insights

It's clear that the manufacturing industry is transforming, and although automation may be reducing the need for some tasks, overall we do expect the manufacturing industry and employment to increase. 2018 is shaping up to be a good year for manufacturers.

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.

How Green Has Manufacturing Become Over the Years?

If manufacturers continue to make their processes more sustainable and consumers continue to support their environmental efforts, perhaps we'll one day live in a truly sustainable society.

Designing Microfabrication Lab Equipment with Research Flexibility in Mind

Optimizing R&D labs usually involves vendor collaboration and planning to provide required versatility.

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Sierra Introduces One Complete Industrial Flow Energy Solution

Sierra Introduces One Complete Industrial Flow Energy Solution

Sierra Instruments announces the launch of its new flow energy solution for managing and optimizing flow measurement for industrial facilities of all sizes. It features Sierra's QuadraTherm 640i/780i thermal flow meters, their InnovaMass 240i/241i vortex flow meters, and their new InnovaSonic 207i ultrasonic flow meter. Designed, built, and calibrated in the USA by Sierra, the Big-3TM share the same revolutionary Raptor firmware and many of the same software apps. They are a complete flow energy solution for flows like compressed air, natural gas, steam, and hot and chilled water. Together, they set a new standard in ease-of-purchase, performance, accuracy, reliability, and ease of use.