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Curtiss-Wright Selected to Support the U.S. Army multi-mission launcher program

Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW) announced that it has received an initial contract to supply elevation and hatch control electromechanical actuators for use on the U.S. Army Multi-Mission Launcher (MML) in support of the Indirect Fire Protection Capability (IFPC) program. Under the agreement, Curtiss-Wright will provide modified solutions based on its Exlar® electromechanical actuation technologies, as

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GE offers an easier way to connect industrial IoT devices

GE has implemented and released a Global Discovery Server (GDS) based on Part 12 of the OPC UA standards. The GDS, used in conjunction with GE’s Proficy software, automatically discovers OPC UA devices on your network and connects to them; no configuration is needed. GDS automates the previously manual and complex processes associated with connectivity

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Proto Labs launches rapid magnesium injection molding service

Proto Labs, Inc. has introduced magnesium injection molding into its current rapid manufacturing services. This advanced injection molding process enables product designers and engineers to prototype using the same materials and processes used for the final part production. In addition to prototypes, Proto Labs will offer production parts in quantities of up to 5,000+ with

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Rogers Corp’s high performance foams business unit changes name to Elastomeric Material Solutions

Effective today, the High Performance Foams Division of Rogers Corporation (NYSE: ROG) has officially changed its name to Elastomeric Material Solutions to better reflect the growing range of products and capabilities available to meet customer needs. “This name change is the result of productive input and dialogue with customers and employees from around the world,”

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Can’t innovate? Don’t blame the dunderhead syndrome

The popular press is filled with caterwauling that bemoans a lack of technological innovation in the U.S. The idea that seems to have taken hold in the public’s imagination is that entrenched corporations often squelch novel ideas. According to the popular narrative, corporate managers look like either dunderheads or villains. They spout bromides about the

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NextLine Manufacturing is now Xometry

With venture backing, Xometry integrates 3D printing / additive manufacturing with traditional manufacturing to produce high volumes of on-demand, unique parts, including custom components and aftermarket parts for...

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Master Class: How to use 3D printing for injection molds

While not the most glamorous or “sexy” application for 3D printing, using this technology to obtain molds for injection molding is one of the key applications of this...

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