Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS), a leader in polymer 3D printing solutions, highlighted today at the RAPID + TCT Show solutions for advancing additive manufacturing at production scale, including new innovative material offerings, an expanded software partner ecosystem, and the availability of new polymer 3D printing systems for the U.S. market.
If an alarm annunciator sounds the alert in a facility and nobody is around to hear it then it might as well not make a sound, because nobody can act on the alert. This could have disastrous consequences in high-stakes environments like those typically found in the nuclear, chemical processing or oil and gas industries.
The loss of electricity can have a significant impact, whether on the day-to-day operations of a business, the productivity of staff working from home or the bottom line of power asset management companies and grid operators. Here, Beth Ragdale, product manager at energy control system expert Beckhoff Automation UK, explains the role that modern control systems play in power asset availability.
It’s already become a cliché to say that 3D printing, or additive manufacturing, will revolutionize manufacturing and supply chains. From prosthetic limbs to automation parts, this disruptive technology is quickly amassing a dazzling array of applications. Here, John Young, APAC sales director at automation parts supplier EU Automation, looks at four novel applications that sound like they are from the future.
NevadaNano, the world’s leading innovator in gas detection sensor technology, announced that Crowcon Detection Instruments Ltd. uses the Molecular Property Spectrometer (MPS) sensors in their new Gasman flammable gas detection products. The new systems allow employees to rely on a single device to identify and alert them to the presence of 19 potentially dangerous gases in their work environment.
Schaeffler, a global supplier of motion and mobility solutions to the automotive and industrial sectors, has launched "Virtual Fitter" – a quick and efficient rolling bearings mounting support service that operates remotely through the use of augmented reality. Available on a 24/7 basis, Virtual Fitter is available more quickly than an on-site Schaeffler expert would be, as it avoids them having to visit a location in person.
Thomson Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of linear motion control solutions, has launched an online ball screw sizing and selection tool to give motion designers fast, intuitive, and precisely calculated ball screw solutions for their linear motion designs.