See new products first at Lab Innovations 2017

Lab Innovations 2017 - the UK's only dedicated showcase for laboratory technology, analytical and biotech equipment - is pleased to welcome Scientific Laboratory Supplies (SLS), Eppendorf and GS Biotech to the NEC, Birmingham, on the 1st and 2nd of November.

100x faster, 10x cheaper: 3D metal printing is about to go mainstream

Loz Blain for New Atlas: Desktop Metal's Studio System includes a fully-automated, office-friendly sintering furnace with fast cycle times and a peak temperature of 1400°C, allowing for the sintering of a wide variety of materials

EIT Digital's strives past "fix it when it's broken" approach, with predictive service for printers

In the current business environment, manufacturers rely on the so-called corrective ("fix it when it's broken" approach) or preventive (replace parts before their exceed their expected lifespan) maintenance to ensure performance and durability of commercial printing equipment. But these two approaches are increasingly inadequate for today's fast-paced economy, in which businesses calibrate production based on actual market demand and then need to satisfy it almost in real time. Predictive maintenance for printers, a new activity being supported by EIT Digital as part of its OEDIPUS High Impact Initiative, is taking an alternative path, focused on predicting, rather than correcting or preventing potential issues. Oc, together with Siemens and technology providers CEA are developing a solution which, analyzing sensor data produced by commercial printers, will allow to determine when a part, or multiple parts, are starting to fail, so corrective actions can be taken.

The Importance of the Edge for the Industrial Internet of Things in the Energy Industry

For the purposes of this paper, the "edge" is defined as the network entry points or data sources that are in the field on the opposite end of the network from the centralized host. In networking terms, an edge device provides an entry point into enterprise or service provider core networks.

Improving Efficiency in Counting Applications

Now that counting scales can store information electronically, piece count weights can be measured once and stored, rather than weighed again and again each time a new count must be taken.

B+B SmartWorx launches USB 3.0 Hub offering both isolation and super speed

Adding to its comprehensive line of USB products, B+B SmartWorx powered by Advantech has announced its newest USB Hub to the industry: USH304, the first isolated USB 3.0 SuperSpeed Hub offering both isolation and super high speeds.

AdauraTech Helps Ensure Wireless Products Actually Work in the Real World with New RF Attenuators

Introduction of a New 4-Channel RF Attenuator with Greater Chain-to-Chain Isolation Ensures Ultra-High Performance for Demanding Wireless Applications

Increase us of advanced machinery and manufacturing processes fuel smart factory market growth worldwide

The use of advanced machinery and manufacturing processes are increasing in the industries worldwide, companies are focusing on lesser energy consumption, efficient production practices, use of robots, and RFID are some factors contributing to the global smart factory market growth.

The US Navy 3D printed a concept submersible in four weeks

Andrew Liptak for The Verge: The team began work in August 2016, and used a massive industrial 3D Pinter called Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM) to manufacture six carbon fiber sections, which were then assembled into the 30 foot long vehicle.

Foxconn and Rockwell Automation Announce Partnership to Implement Industry-Leading IIoT Solutions at Foxconn's Consumer Electronics Assembly Operations

The companies will also collaborate to develop and apply Smart Manufacturing solutions at Foxconn's global electronics assembly operations and within the related industry eco-system.

Terasic's DE10-Nano Kit, Built on the Intel Cyclone V FPGA, Now at Mouser Electronics

The DE10-Nano kit is a robust hardware design platform built around an Intel System-on-Chip (SoC) FPGA, which combines a processor, peripherals, and an FPGA fabric into a single, user-customizable device.

76 Percent of U.S. Workers Do Not Fear Automation, According to Randstad US

It is evident from our research that not only are workers not afraid of losing their jobs to automation, they are more than willing to retrain to leverage the efficiencies and benefits of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics in the workplace

Georgia Manufacturing Alliance Host Manufacturing Plant Tours & Events Statewide

World Class Plant Tours, Networking and Educational Events for Georgia's Manufacturing Community

HEIDENHAIN's Compact TNC 620 Control Now with Touchscreen Technology

-Hardware innovations also include new main computers and a new machine operating panel-

New 3D Printing Technique Significantly Strengthens Materials

Kenny Walter for R&D Magazine: Researchers from Texas A&M University have strengthened 3D printed parts by applying traditional welding concepts to bond the submillimeter layers in a 3D printed part together.

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 Oriental Motor - 2-Phase Bipolar Stepper Motor Drivers (1.8°/0.9°)

Oriental Motor - 2-Phase Bipolar Stepper Motor Drivers (1.8°/0.9°)

The CVD driver offers superior performance and value and is ideal for OEM or single axis machines. The CVD is available as a driver only or part of a complete package. The CVD series stepper motor drivers offer: Lowest Vibration and Noise with advanced Microstepping control / Highest torque with Bipolar configuration (4 lead wire) / Small, thin microstepping drive with space saving FETs / Selectable step angle and microstepping filter control / 2 mounting types and connector configurations / Alarms / 24 VDC Input / 0.5A to 4.5A