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How to ensure your 3D design will 3D print

3D models that fail to print are one of the more frustrating issues for designers, engineers, jewellers and 3D service bureaus. Despite all the discussion about how easy...

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Unitronics introduces a new model with a 4.3″ HMI panel

Samba, an all-in-one, palm-size controller, fills a growing niche—OEMs on a tight budget who need compact controllers for simple machine control, but still want the competitive advantage of a modern, color-touch HMI panel. The first model of Samba was released this spring; now, only few months after that launch, Unitronics is expanding the series with

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3D printed electronics for the Internet of Things

Here is a guest blog from my colleague, Lee Teschler, Executive Editor, Design World magazine 3D-printing techniques can be optimized to create integrated circuits. The possible result: Printed...

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Passing the baton: Frank Stührenberg will become CEO of Phoenix Contact

As of January 1, 2015, Frank Stührenberg, Executive Vice President Global Sales, will become Chairman of the Executive Board of Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co KG. Hence he will take over the office as well as the tasks that so far have been held by Klaus Eisert as managing partner. Stührenberg will remain in charge

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Make the packaging process more flexible

These days the quality of the packaging is as important as the packaging lines being multifunctional. Not only must the lines satisfy the highest requirements in terms of productivity, flexibility and reliability, but safety must also be absolute. Nestlé Purina Petcare is a manufacturer of dog and cat food; its priority is the quality of

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Direct drive rotary indexing table cuts cycle time to 0.3 seconds

Werner Geissler GmbH has been producing precision turned parts for 40 years, predominantly for the automobile and automotive supply industry. Geissler recently sought out a solution to accelerate cycle times for a test bench that performed the final inspection of precision turned parts. At the heart of the system was a pneumatic rotary indexing table

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How to make flight-certified hardware with additive manufacturing

Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc. was certainly no stranger to laser sintering when it began to evaluate the process as an option for end-use part manufacturing. For years, Bell Helicopter and its supplier Harvest Technologies have partnered together to produce flight-certified hardware on a standard laser-sintering platform. Bell Helicopter felt it could achieve success with laser

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