MakerBot Launches New 3D Printing Solutions for Professionals and Educators

New MakerBot Solutions Address the Wider Needs of Professionals and Educators; Include New MakerBot Replicator+, MakerBot Replicator Mini+, MakerBot Print, MakerBot Slate Gray Tough PLA Filament Bundle, Thingiverse Education, and More

New modular AM 'smart factory' from Concept Laser decouples pre-production and production

Benedict for 3Ders.org:  German metal 3D printing specialist Concept Laser has unveiled its new "smart factory" approach to additive manufacturing. The idea behind the Industry 4.0 "smart factory" is to decouple process stages, allowing tasks to be carried out in parallel and physically separate from one another. The AM Factory of Tomorrow, Concept Laser's modular additive manufacturing factory-building kit, has been designed to allow manufacturers to seamlessly incorporate additive manufacturing technologies into existing production lines or to develop new and efficient AM production spaces. The Lichtenfels-based company has now revealed new aspects of its advanced manufacturing concept, detailing how a move from the sequential to the parallel could maximize production speed, cost-efficiency, and scalability.  Cont'd... Â

MVTec goes on world tour to present HALCON 13 features

 Series of global events with around 1,800 participants  Intensive advance training for sales and technical support  Detailed presentation of the new HALCON features

Vision 2016 - IDS shows new products and developments at VISION show 2016

New industrial camera models featuring USB 3.1 and Gigabit Ethernet connectors

Norsk Titanium Announces Investment from Applied Ventures

Venture Capital Arm of Global Technology Leader Takes Equity Position in Metal Additive Manufacturing Innovator

IMTS - Velocity Products Introduces Intelligent Tooling for Okuma Machining Centers at IMTS 2016

The result of a collaboration among several companies with expertise in toolholding, cutting tools, machining dynamics and distribution, Velocity SMART Toolâ„¢ products will enhance digital manufacturing for users of Okuma CNC machining centers with the Okuma OSP-P control.

PI Launches 2nd Generation PInano® Piezo Stage for SR Microscopy

Affordable system with a new all-digital servo controller and auto-calibration chip, long-life PICMA® piezo drives comes in 6 different variations optimized for travel range, speed, linearity, and stability.

Peugeot Teams Up With 3D Printing Startup for Parts and Possibly Full Cars

Daniel Bentley for Fortune:  French carmaker PSA said on Thursday a partnership with a U.S. 3D printing startup would lead to cheaper production of whole vehicle structures as well as parts for its models. The maker of Peugeot, Citroen and DS cars said it had agreed with Los Angeles-based Divergent 3D to develop metal printing processes for PSA production lines. Carlos Tavares, PSA’s chief executive, said this could “dramatically scale down the size and scope of our manufacturing footprint” and yield lighter, more profitable vehicles. The carmaker did not quantify any impact on production jobs. Industries from aerospace to healthcare use 3D printing for the production of metal and plastic components, while elaborate assemblies with moving parts often prove more difficult. Ford is among other carmakers exploring the technology.   Cont'd...

PSA Group Signs a Strategic Partnership Letter of Intent With Divergent 3D, Charting a New Future of Dramatically More Efficient Automobile Manufacturing

-Divergent 3D has created a software-hardware platform enabled by 3D metal printing (the Divergent Manufacturing Platformâ„¢) that radically transforms the economics and environmental impact of designing and manufacturing complex structures such as cars -Divergent 3D is dedicated to revolutionizing car manufacturing and reducing its environmental impact through implementing and licensing its industry foundational IP and patents-pending technology -PSA Group is partnering with Divergent 3D to implement Divergent's technology in its manufacturing processes with the objective of becoming a global leader in efficient automotive manufacturing.

Thermwood Introduces LSAM: Large Scale 3D Additive Manufacturing Systems

Thermwood's new machine called LSAM (pronounced L-Sam, short for Large Scale Additive Manufacturing), uses a two-step, near-net-shape production process.

The Virtual Foundry's Filametâ„¢: A Completely New Product for Desktop 3D Printing

The Virtual Foundry, makers of Filametâ„¢ are uncovering new and amazing uses for the Metal filament every day

Expo Floor Presentations, Hands-On Learning, Meet-n-Greets, Networking and Innovation Tours Lead UBM's Minneapolis Advanced Manufacturing Event

The event is made up of six shows, including Automation Technology Expo (ATX) Minneapolis, Design & Manufacturing Minneapolis, Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) Minneapolis, Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) Minneapolis, MinnPack, and PLASTEC Minneapolis.

Safety solutions for intelligent human-robot collaboration

Fanny Platbrood for SafeToWork:   Human-robot collaboration (HRC) describes a work scenario in which humans and automated machines share and work in the same workspace at the same time. Driven by Industry 4.0, this model of collaboration promises highly flexible workflows, maximum system throughput and productivity, as well as economic efficiency. However, ensuring that HRC is actually able to live up to this promise requires exactly the right safety technology for the application in question. One of the major issues associated with Industry 4.0 is making work processes flexible. At the extreme end of the spectrum, this may involve manufacturing products in batch size 1 under industrial mass-production conditions – that is, manufacturing unique items on a conveyor belt.    Cont'd...

Automatic Lubrication Systems That Stand Up to Corrosive, Caustic Environments

The latest in automated lubrication systems ensure optimum equipment performance, even in harsh plant environments, and reduce unscheduled maintenance. Corrosive plant environments are among the most serious threats to many industries today, contributing to extensive production downtime and exorbitant maintenance costs.

IMTS - Stratasys Manufacturing Aids Package Can Help Users Speed Development of 3D Printed Manufacturing Tools

Package Contains Design Consultation and Advanced Materials to Help Users Create Jigs, Fixtures, or Other Manufacturing Tools

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MICROSCAN: READ AND VERIFY BARCODES INVISIBLE TO THE NAKED EYE

MICROSCAN: READ AND VERIFY BARCODES INVISIBLE TO THE NAKED EYE

Space, or the lack of it, can be a challenge when placing barcodes or Data Matrix symbols on components. However, readable barcodes are critical to component traceability, time/date stamping, work in progress (WIP) tracking, and recall management. MicroHAWK UHD smart cameras can decode very small and difficult-to-read barcodes, including Data Matrix two-dimensional (2D) symbols and direct part marks (DPM). Users can rely on the MicroHAWK UHD to read symbols with an x-dimension almost invisible to the naked eye!