Philips' Lightbulb Moment: 3D Printing Becomes Essential Production Thinking

The collaboration has already resulted in the 'reinvention' of a lamp holder previously prone to part failure, and the automation of a previously labor intensive line using lightweight design.

International Manufacturing Technology Show

Now, with connectivity, controls, process integration and automation, job shops and manufacturers can harness more uptime from their CNCs. Visit more than 350 companies in the Metal Cutting Pavilion.

Top 5 Reasons to Use Flat Cables Instead of Round

Flat Cables have many technical and performance enhancing advantages over round cables, so Cicoil has released a New Video to clearly illustrate "The Top 5 Reasons to Use Flat Cable in your Design"

Service Bureau Business Doubles with Large Format 3D Print Capability

A leading Bay area 3D print service bureau utilizes a 3DP WorkSeries printer for large scale output that educates customers and results in dramatic business growth.

How to Dodge the Industry-Wide Knowledge Gap

As the baby boomers born in the 1940s and 1950s start to retire, this means that the manufacturing, lumber, distribution, and retail sectors look set to suffer from a lack of sufficiently-skilled staff in the next 20-30 years.

New Laser Sources Improve Battery Performance by Enabling Dissimilar Metal Joining

Using aluminum and copper for battery tab to cell welding improves electrical efficiency and battery module/battery pack performance.

Talking IMTS with Omron

Booth #134845 - OMRON's flexible manufacturing demo will present several solutions designed to help companies meet the customization demands imposed by today's increasingly globalized and eCommerce-driven market.

Anticipation Builds for the Largest Packaging Event of 2018

Get a sneak peek at this year's PACK EXPO International and Healthcare Packaging EXPO show floor

How to Curb the Effects of Vibration on Mechanical Components

A vibration isolator functions as a harmonic oscillator. The wire rope acts as a damping element to dissipate vibrational energy. While it is not possible to eliminate vibrations entirely, an isolator diminishes transmissibility to a large extent.

Talking IMTS with Heidenhain

Booth #135226 - Connected Machining products - - In order to truly showcase the new age of digital manufacturing, we will use our control systems during the show to connect equipment from many machine tool builders throughout the massive exhibition back to our booth.

Talking IMTS with Helukabel

Booth #134414 - We will be highlighting our HELUTOP EASY cable glands as well as our TOPFLEX 600, TOPFLEX 650 and TOPFLEX 1000. With our HELUTOP EASY cable glands, customers can remove the hassle of unnecessary locknuts and threaded applications.

Three Advantages of Urethane Casting

Urethane casting is a manufacturing process for making prototype and low-volume parts by using a silicone mold to form urethane parts. The parts are made out of materials that are plastic-like or rubber-like.

Talking IMTS with Rittal US

Booth #134424 - Rittal has the opportunity to demonstrate our full product line with the business unit extension Rittal Automation Systems together with sister companies EPLAN and CIDEON.

Hose Failure Can Halt the Manufacturing Process … Don't Let It Happen

Preventative maintenance can have far-reaching effects, so take the necessary steps. Don't let something as small as a hydraulic hose failure cost your factory a sizable sum.

Talking IMTS with Dynatect

We're showcasing new products for machine safety, precision ground ball screws, and cable carriers. The Gortite® VF Automated Machine Safety Door acts as a physical barrier to isolate process driven hazards from people and equipment.

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OMRON MICROSCAN: HAWK MV-4000

OMRON MICROSCAN: HAWK MV-4000

Awe-inspiring power and superior flexibility is sheathed within the contoured casing of the HAWK MV-4000. This smart camera builds upon the previous generation by quadrupling processing power and achieving real-time trigger response using an FPGA. Its state-of-the-art algorithms make it an excellent tool for any industry, whether the requirement be code reading, code verification, inspection, guidance, gauging or a combination of all four.