Consider This When Buying a New VMC

The best vertical machining center for you is the one that meets your needs. Therefore, the first step when shopping for VMCs is to clearly determine what you need the machine to do.

IMTS - Tsugami/Rem Sales to Demonstrate New CNC Machines at IMTS 2016

Tsugami/Rem Sales, the exclusive North American importer of Precision Tsugami CNC machine tools, announced today the details of its International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) display, which features four machines that have never been displayed at this show.

CWIEME Shanghai 2016: bigger and better

Having almost doubled in size last year, CWIEME Shanghai - Asia's premier event for the coil winding, insulation and electrical manufacturing industries - is anticipating yet more growth at its 2016 edition this June with a new venue and new layout designed to make visiting and exhibiting even easier.

@Datakit enables to #3Dprint most #CAD formats through the 3MF format

Datakit, CAD data exchange software vendor, has developed a library to write 3MF files (3D Manufacturing Format).

MT-FOCUSED A Unique Multi-Task Flow Control Valve

CVMR Corporation and Proteus Systems Inc. in a gathering of chemical industry professionals in Toronto, in anticipation of the Second World Congress on Automation and Robotics to be held in mid-June in Philadelphia, USA, and the International Conference on Design and Production Engineering in Berlin, Germany, in July, announced the success of their joint venture in providing a new generation of "control valve/flow sensor" in a "one unit fluid flow control system" used specifically for minerals processing market, from beneficiation of ores to slurry flow control.

3D printing of patterned membranes opens door to rapid advances in membrane technology

Penn State Materials Research Institute via Science Daily:  A new type of 3D printing developed by researchers at Penn State will make it possible for the first time to rapidly prototype and test polymer membranes that are patterned for improved performance. Ion exchange membranes are used in many types of energy applications, such as fuel cells and certain batteries, as well as in water purification, desalination, removal of heavy metals and food processing. Most ion exchange membranes are thin, flat sheets similar to the plastic wrap in your kitchen drawer. However, recent work has shown that by creating 3D patterns on top of the 2D membrane surface, interesting hydrodynamic properties emerge that can improve ion transport or mitigate fouling, a serious problem in many membrane applications. Currently, making these patterned membranes, also called profiled membranes, involves a laborious process of etching a silicon mold with the desired pattern, pouring in the polymer and waiting until it hardens. The process is both time-consuming and expensive, and results in a single pattern type. “We thought if we could use 3D printing to fabricate our custom-synthesized ion exchange membranes, we could make any sort of pattern and we could make it quickly,” says Michael Hickner, associate professor of materials science and engineering at Penn State.   Cont'd...

Harmonic Drive LLC Introduces Harmonic Planetary® Gearheads

Quick Connect™ coupling for easy mounting to servo motors

More than 11,000 Attendees Expected to Explore Industry 4.0 Technologies at East Coast's Largest Advanced Manufacturing Event, June 14-16 in New York City

Manufacturing Community Gathers for Seven Co-Located Expos, Featuring more than 900 Top Suppliers across Medtech, Packaging, Automation, Plastics and more

Äpre Instruments Introduces New Affordable, High Performance Interferometer

S100 | HR model offers accurate, fast measurement and custom reporting


A total of 100 decision-makers were surveyed who are responsible for the use of automation technology in their companies.

BitFlow's BitBox™ Simplifies Integration and Control of Multiple Machine Vision Devices in High I/O Applications

Machine makers in high-density I/O vision applications are challenged daily to find cost-effective, reliable ways to continuously control dozens of devices such as strobes, solenoids, and actuators, as well as to acquire data input from equipment ranging from photo detectors to triggers. Until now, the answer has been to purchase an I/O card yet this step requires additional costs, software, system complexity, and the use of a PC slot.

Bosch Rexroth launches Industry 4.0 training rigs

The Engineer:  Bosch Rexroth has launched a new range of training rigs designed to help students get up to speed with the internet of things (IoT) and Industry 4.0. The rigs will form part of the company’s Drive & Control Academy programme and are built with industry-grade components. Aimed specifically at educational and industrial institutions, the rigs are tailored towards students and teachers as well as customers and employees, designed to assist with the adoption of Industry 4.0 practices. According to Bosch Rexroth, the modular hydraulic, pneumatic and mechatronic systems simulate a complete production process, combining several elements that can be operated individually or together. The physical rigs are accompanied by corresponding exercises, eLearning, project manuals and other supporting material. “The launch of our new training rigs offering is market leading and aims to provide the younger generation with a better understanding in the future of manufacturing,” said Richard Chamberlain, product manager service at Bosch Rexroth. “We firmly believe our industry grade training rigs will equip students with the ability to stay ahead of the curve. Our course material helps guide trainees through consecutive steps that build on one another, which means motivation remains high.”   Cont'd...

Allied Machine Offers Polycrystalline Diamond Insert for T-A® Drill

PCD insert makes clean holes with minimal delamination in CFRP throughout long tool life

LASYS 2016 showcases laser innovations from all over the world over three days

Statement from Gunnar Mey, Department Director, Industrial Solutions, Messe Stuttgart, as part of the opening press conference on 31 May 2016

OMRON Introduces Sensors Enabling Stable Detection of Color Marks on Food Packages, Better Productivity in Packaging Process

Used in combination, the E3S-DC and E3NX-CA can stably detect color marks which are printed on glossy or colorful materials with subtle differences in colors and previously difficult to detect, cutting back on time necessary to start production and do maintenance work, contributing to an overall productivity increase in the packaging process.

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