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3D printing prosthetics; not just for humans

If you have not already seen this video of Derby the dog and how 3D printing helped him run, you must see it.  Yes it’s a heart-warming story,...

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Herrmann Ultrasonics supported the dental company in designing the holder components in such a way that four locating pins and four small thin-walled joints ensured the best weld result.

Ultrasonic welding joins dissimilar plastics for medical applications

Often in medical part production, different materials have to be joined, like amorphous polystyrol (PS) and semi-crystalline polyethylene terephthalate (PET), such as in a dental applicator for treating caries at an early stage. Ultrasonic welding produces a controlled melt for a tight bond with minimal thermal load. The key to success is the variable programming

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Flywheel storage systems increase efficiency

TII Energy, a German-based manufacturer in the heavy-load transporter sector, has expanded its product range to meet future green energy requirements. TII has developed flywheel energy storage systems that are used in mechanical energy storage for stationary and mobile use. The short-term storage devices facilitate fast storage and access times with low operating costs. They

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More features for xPico Wi-Fi

The xPico Wi-Fi SMT embedded device server is a certified, compact Wi-Fi surface mount module for quick and easy serial-to-Wi-Fi connectivity. The server extends the features and benefits of the existing xPico Wi-Fi module to a surface-mountable form factor. It helps users develop IoT applications and solutions, especially those requiring direct access to device data

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Control 12 drives from different manufacturers on one network

The MC4N ECAT Mini EtherCAT master controls 12 drives from different manufacturers on one network. The dedicated controller for 2, 4, 8, 16 or 32 drive axes and 1024 machine I/O points features a built-in and expandable library of market leading EtherCAT-slave digital servo and stepper drives, as well as EtherCAT I/O modules with automatic

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Disseminating data across an enterprise

One goal of the IoT is to disseminate data over as many intelligent devices as possible. To accomplish this goal, GE’s Intelligent Platforms business is partnering with Webalo to mobilize business intelligence combined with operational awareness, enabled by the Industrial Internet. Proficy Scorecard, built on Webalo’s secure, scalable, high-productivity mobile app development platform, Webalo Pro

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3D printed electronics for the Internet of Things

A paper presented at the prestigious IEEE International Solid States Circuits Conference in 2011 caused more than a little stir in the electronics industry. Researchers from the Belgian nanotech research center Imec described how they inkjet-printed a 3,381-transistor logic circuit made out of plastic. The number of transistors is noteworthy because it slightly exceeds the

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