Instrumental is attacking the 20 to 35 cents of every $1 spent in manufacturing that is wasted. That waste comes from literal scrap at the various factories in the process, returns, mistakes, extra experimentation, travel, and engineering time that wasn't used efficiently..
3D printing has a bright future in the world of "Industry 4.0" and the advanced manufacturing sector of cyber-physical systems. Increasingly diverse raw materials, sophisticated modeling technologies, precise outputs, and more expands every year.
Many manufacturers have already implemented automation in factories, shifting to digitalized manufacturing processes to save time, money and increase efficiency. But what are the options for smaller businesses?
Metal AM gives engineers the opportunity to design higher performance parts with a much simpler manufacturing workflow than traditional manufacturing (think: rocket engines).But, in many cases, taller and larger parts will be no-bid or priced too high for the market.
The PCI-1203 is a 2-port EtherCAT PCI Universal card. It is a ready-to-use EtherCAT development platform for all PC-based industrial automation. The EtherCAT protocol stack is executed autonomously on the PCI card.
Mobile robots move around a factory floor independently without any cages in order to perform their tasks. Despite not having fencing around them, mobile robots are completely safe to use alongside humans in the workspace.
Workplace safety is important everywhere, but manufacturing environments with heavy equipment and specialized employees and workflows may have even more to gain from developing more robust safety, training and incident response protocols.
Companies with technically complex content face two key challenges: press spokespeople and marketing experts must make the products and services known and explain their function and benefits in an easily understandable way.
Laser Metal Sintering is a material processing technique which considers binding (sintering) pulverized particles (powder) together due to a diffusion of its micro-melted outer layers into each other produced by a pulsed laser source.
Specifying the right industrial drives is crucial to machine and overall process performance, but with industrial automation shaping the landscape for drive selection, it is vital to keep abreast of defining specification criteria.
Crucial to many exacting applications requiring nanometer-level accuracy and repeatability are best-in-class motion control solutions. This article will look at the top-end solution in terms of accuracy and repeatability...
Like all servitization business models, S2aaS could provide numerous benefits to the customer. Using a subscription-based service, manufacturers can rest assured their sensors will be monitored, repaired and replaced whenever required.
Taking a predictive approach to maintenance is key to maximising uptime, and with Industry 4.0 transforming the manufacturing landscape, now is the time for design engineers to look to digital solutions to reduce machine downtime and ensure consistent levels of efficiency.
Booth #503 - BigRep is the go to for large-format 3D printing. We will be offering demos throughout the show, where you can learn more about what sets us apart from some of the other thermoplastic extrusion printers at the RAPID+TCT.
Xcentric will be exhibiting a range of example additive manufacturing, CNC machining, and rapid delivery injection molding projects that highlight how we are able to help shorten our clients' product launch cycles.
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