Origin Comes Out of Stealth and Introduces Open Additive Production -- A Completely New Approach to Additive Manufacturing

The company also announced a new partnership with BASF, one of the largest chemicals producers in the world, to develop material for Origin's "open additive production" platform, which includes extensible software, modular hardware, and world-class materials from BASF

Remedies for Manufacturing of Innovative Industrial Product Design

Maybe, it is not all about innovation; it is about the integration of designs in the right sequential manner that does not hinder the efficiency of new designs.

Best Practices for Production in the Age of Advanced Manufacturing

Partnering with tech companies whose investments in the Fourth Industrial Revolution are aimed at streamlining manufacturing processes is the shortest, most reliable route to your company winning the future.

Flexible Shafts in Aerospace Applications

An argument can be made for the flexible shaft being one of the backbones of the aerospace industry, and it isn't difficult to see why. From windshield wipers to TRAS systems to jet afterburners, flexible shafts are there ...

Future Forward: CNC Machines

By Curt Doherty CEO of CNCMachines.net. When it comes to developments in modern manufacturing technology, I think we can agree that the Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machine ranks right up there at the top.

Is There a Maximum Length of Encoder Cables?

There is no general answer concerning the maximum cable length. A cable length of up to 10 m can be handled without any problems if some special measures are taken into account. Even cable lengths up to 50 or 100 m have been successfully in use ...

Tame Your Energy Hog with Accurate Compressed Air Measurement

As most facilities managers can attest to, the electricity used to produce compressed air can be one of the most expensive energy costs in your facility.

Dispute Resolution in the Modern World of Manufacturing

What enables you to deal with disputes effectively and with a minimum of disruption is to understand that the best way to resolve a controversy is to take steps to ensure that the outcome is what is expected - i.e., that the outcome is what it should be.

What Technologies are Transforming Manufacturing

Manufacturers, who invest in the latest manufacturing technologies and innovation ecosystems, will become more competitive than those who compete on price alone. Advanced technologies are producing better quality products, that, in turn, deliver higher margins ...

Closing the Skills Gap

Watson and Crick. Lennon and McCartney. Hewlett and Packard. Three examples of successful collaborations whose achievements had a dramatic and long-term impact on their respective industries.

Big Data, Automation and the Future of Manufacturing

Big data and automation represent two very important tools that should help us create a brand-new type of manufacturing that doesn't require as much constant human attention and effort. It should, at the same time, vastly improve the safety and accuracy ...

Next Generation Motion Control - Achieving the Impossible

This article reviews the motion control scene, and places the introduction of the Hybrid Hexapod® in context for pan-industrial manufacturers working at the bleeding edge of precision and repeatability.

MakerBot Thingiverse Celebrates 10 Years of 3D Printed Things

Over 300 Million Things Downloaded from World's Largest 3D Printing Community

Injection-Molded Plastic Allows More Creativity than Ever Before

Not being limited to metal (or a few standard plastics) opens up a much wider range of design options for engineering and design teams. They can think in more creative ways about complex geometry, performance in harsh environments, shielding considerations etc.

Intrinsic Safety: Isolated Barriers Bring out the Best in Protection

Intrinsic safety has a unique advantage over other ignition protection methods. Because trained personnel can connect and disconnect live circuits, it is possible to remove and replace intrinsically safe devices in hazardous areas.

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