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We will highlight our newly expanded vision portfolio, which includes both smart and industrial cameras, including our latest high resolution, 31-megapixel camera. Booth #4219

The Largest in the World 3D-printed Building Was Made in Dubai

Before the final printing of the building walls, we conducted several tests on the printing of different constructions to be sure in the performance of all units and compliance with the requirements of maximum height and radius of printing.

Augmented Reality in Manufacturing

Some people confuse AR with virtual reality. Virtual reality (VR) is a complete immersive experience that shuts out the real world. Augmented reality superimposes a computer generated (CGI) video onto a camera captured video.

Hybrid Composites Help Manufacturers Get the Best of Both Materials

As hybrids boast both a conventional engine and electric battery power, drivers get the best of both worlds. However, many aren't aware that the hybrid concept also extends to composite materials.

Automotive Control System Manufacturer Invests in Mulit-sensor Inspection

To upgrade the inspection capabilities of its measurement laboratory, the quality department at the Chassis & Safety division of automotive equipment manufacturer Continental invested in two LK Metrology ALTERA multi=-sensor coordinate measuring machines (CMMs).

The Three-step Guide to Buying Automation

We've all heard the phrase, 'like a kid in a candy store'. Visiting automation trade shows can leave even the calmest visitors eager to get their hands on some automation action. Before parting with your cash, Claudia Jarrett suggests three important questions to ask.

Small Manufacturers Finally Receive Respect: Affordable Access to Competitive Pricing

There is now an affordable pricing optimization solution for small and midsized manufacturers; this transformation will allow even the smallest manufacturer to utilize lean principles in the pricing process immediately.

The Fall of Friction in Bearings

Design engineers have long searched for material coating methods to reduce friction. But, could the restructuring of newly found materials reduce friction on macroscopic scales? Here, Chris Johnson, managing director of EZO bearings supplier SMB Bearings, explains.

Danny Gets His 3D Printed Bionic Hand

For 21 years, Danny Florence has lived with one hand. But when he became a father, he decided to apply for an Open Bionics Hero Arm. With the help of the maxon driven prosthesis he can now build a strong bond with his son.

Data Integration is a Key Driver for Industry 4.0 in Polymer Manufacturing

One of Industry 4.0's key drivers is data integration. By expanding the scope of data collection and making information readily retrievable, computers on the production floor have evolved to facilitate a higher level of collaboration and innovation.

Automating Assessments in A&D for Improved Quality

Using digital twin and digital thread technology, A&D manufacturers can conduct automated assessments to analyze the performance of aircraft components - an advancement that has significant implications for the industry.

Building Optical Assemblies for Commercial Space Applications - Key Supplier Selection Criteria

The requirement for reliability and precision is especially the case when looking at space/earth imaging devices, which must be rugged, produce exceptional results, while at the same time being competitively priced.

Top Article from 2019 - Can a 3D Printer Build a Rocket?

NASA has successfully tested its first rocket engine component made through 3D printing. The 3D printed component produced a breathtaking 20,000 pounds of thrust.

Top Article from2019 - Polymers, Productivity and Policy: 3D Printing Trends in 2019

For 2019, we expect new users will continue to find their way towards additive manufacturing, and we'll see an increasing number of companies shifting their production to AM or adding AM into the mix. New product introductions will bring success and failure...

Top Article from 2019 - What Machine Learning Can Do for Manufacturing

Machine learning and big data are both very difficult, in practically every way. The necessary data science skills are rare among industry professionals, the data volumes are immense, and the infrastructure required to work on that data is complex.

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