AVACO Provides Cost Effective Flexible Engineering and Custom Design Service to Contract Manufacturing Market

Leading supplier of industrial control and factory automation provides a highly cost effective solution for CM & ODM market

2016 Hackaday Prize Challenges Community of Designers, Engineers & Makers to 'Build Something That Matters'

Worldwide Competition Seeks Solutions to Address Tech Issues Facing Humanity

Nanolights

From Nature.com: Ultimately, Goh, a PhD candidate at the National University of Singapore, hopes that the method will help her to find blood vessels that are leaking owing to inflammation, perhaps helping to detect malaria or predict strokes. Crucial to her technique are the virus-sized particles that give the solution its colour. Just a few tens of nanometres across, they are among a growing array of 'nanolights' that researchers are tailoring to specific types of fluorescence: the ability to absorb light at one wavelength and re-emit it at another. Many naturally occurring compounds can do this, from jellyfish proteins to some rare-earth compounds. But nanolights tend to be much more stable, versatile and easier to prepare — which makes them attractive for users in both industry and academia. The best-established examples are quantum dots: tiny flecks of semiconductor that are prized for their beautiful, crisp colours. Now, however, other types of nanolight are on the rise. Some have a rare ability to absorb lots of low-energy photons and combine the energy into a handful of high-energy photons — a trick that opens up opportunities such as producing multiple colours at once. Others are made from polymers or small organic molecules. These are less toxic than quantum dots and often outshine them — much to the amazement of chemists, who are used to carbon-based compounds simply degrading in the presence of ultraviolet light... ( full article )

OSI Laser Diode Introduces Triple-Wavelength TCW RGB TriBiner Visible Laser

OSI Laser Diode, Inc. (LDI), an OSI Systems Company, announces the innovative TCW TriBiner fiber-coupled laser, the TCW RGBM-105R. The new triple wavelength device is a red, green, and blue (RGB) laser diode module that has been specifically designed to meet strict efficiency footprint requirements of the visible laser display market.

DuPont Performance Materials to showcase lightweighting and air management solutions for vehicles at VDI Congress

Latest developments in computer aided engineering also in focus at Plastics in Automotive Engineering Congress

LASYS becomes more global: International cooperation agreed

LASYS Specialist Press Conference at Audi: Experts provide outlook for 5th LASYS in Stuttgart

4D-Printed Concept Car Will Predict Your Wishes

Viknesh Vijayenthiran for Discovery News:  New materials will also play a significant role in the further evolution of the car, according to BMW. This has already started with the increasing use of carbon fiber and other composites instead of conventional steel. Looking further forward, technologies such as rapid manufacturing and 4-D printing (3D-printed materials that change depending on conditions) will open up new possibilities. One of the more interesting aspects of the concept is a technology called Alive Geometry which consists of 4D-printed components that can change their shape and interact with the driver.   Full Article:

Siemens to Host Annual Manufacturing in America Conference at Ford Field

Siemens and Electro-Matic Products, Inc. will host the Manufacturing in America conference at Ford Field March 23-24 in Detroit. The two day event will bring together manufacturing and automotive industry executives, technology leaders, educators and students to explore technologies and best practices driving manufacturing in America.

Hoffmann + Krippner Expands Product Portfolio

US and Canadian Device & System Manufacturers now have access to cutting edge German Technology for Sensing and Input Systems.

Proto Labs Wins Frost & Sullivan's 2016 Manufacturing Leadership Award for Customer Value

Interactive quoting system lifts Proto Labs to second consecutive leadership award

At Pittcon 2016, Festo Showcases Automation Enabling Technology for High Speed Laboratory Devices

Festo modular automation systems help laboratory equipment manufacturers lower engineering costs, improve equipment performance, and bring products to market faster. (Festo Pittcon Booth #3923) Festo features at Pittcon 2016, March 6-10 in Atlanta, the company's automation subassemblies for state-of-the-art laboratory equipment.

Mobile Robotic Fabrication System for Filament Structures

The project Mobile Robotic Fabrication System for Filament Structures, developed by ITECH graduate Maria Yablonina, demonstrates a new production process for filament structures. It proposes multiple semi-autonomous wall climbing robots to distribute fiber filament, using any horizontal or vertical surface, or even existing architecture, to support the new structures. Compared to larger scale industrial robots that are limited by position and reach, these robots are enabled with movement systems and a collection of sensors that allow them to travel and interact accurately along typical ground, walls, roofs, and ceilings. One can imagine a fabrication process where an operator arrives to the scene with a suitcase housing all the necessary robots and materials to create a large structure. These agile mobile robotic systems move robotic fabrication processes beyond the constraints of the production hall, exposing vast urban and interior environments as potential fabrication sites.

L-509 Linear Translation Stage Combines Precision with Affordability, Newly Released by PI

The L-509 delivers precise linear motion, performance, and reliability.

New! Programmable Universal Bar Graph Meter

Bristol Instruments introduces the OMB 402UNI Series of bargraph meters. These instruments feature a 30-segment tri-color LED bar graph combined with a 6-digit numeric display. Bargraph segment colors can be set to change when preset input values are reached.

2016FLEX Features Innovative Manufacturing Trends, New Products and a Bright Industry Future

Exceptionally strong attendance for the 15th annual conference and exhibition on flexible electronics

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Zaber's X-LRQ-DE Series: High Precision Stages with Built-in Controllers and Linear Encoders

Zaber's X-LRQ-DE Series: High Precision Stages with Built-in Controllers and Linear Encoders

Zaber's X-LRQ-DE Series of linear stages have high stiffness, load, and lifetime capabilities in a compact size. The integrated linear encoder combined with stage calibration provides high accuracy positioning over the full travel of the device. At 36 mm high, these stages are excellent for applications where a low profile is required. The X-LRQ-DE's innovative design allows speeds up to 205 mm/s and loads up to 100 kg. Like all Zaber products, the X-LRQ-DE Series is designed for easy set-up and operation.