• 3D Printing Goes to University

    2015-02-21 21:17:16

    Xaviers MakerBot Innovation Center brings 3D printing to Xavier community and creates local hub for innovation, learning and entrepreneurialism.Xavier Universityrecently signed an agreement withMakerBot, a global leader in the desktop 3D printing industry, to bring aMakerBot Innovation Centerto the

  • Which Hydraulic Fluid Should You Use?

    2015-02-21 21:14:12

    Most hydraulic systems will operate satisfactorily using a variety of fluids. These include engine oil, automatic transmission fluid and oil formulated specifically for the hydraulic compartment. But which type of fluid is best for a particular application? While it is not possible to make one,

  • IIoT Blooms with Applications and Possibilities

    2015-02-21 18:51:21

    Mass customization has already arrived. Buildings only light rooms when people are present. The farm soil will tell you when it needs water -- in fact, it will water itself. The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is exploding with possibilities, and the deployment is now, not is some highly

  • What Do You Know About Needle Roller Bearings?

    2015-02-21 20:43:27

    When you need to reduce friction between two moving parts but have very limited space to do so, a needle roller bearing may just be what youre looking for. A needle roller bearing is a roller bearing with rollers whose length are at least four times their diameter. Despite their low cross section,


Happening Now

GrabCAD Workbench Now Free For All Users

2015-02-21 20:46:42

GrabCAD announced yesterday that starting immediately GrabCAD Workbench will be free for all users. This announcement means that engineering teams of all sizes will be able to share and manage CAD files effortlessly, accelerating the product development process.What is Workbench?For those of you


Motor Design with MotorSolve v5

2015-02-21 20:33:36

MotorSolve, the world’s most complete motor design software has been improved with the V5 release. Our Webinar will display the use of the full-featured scripting capability as well as showcasing the new ways that users can reveal the behavior of their motors



Isolation system manages cargo kinetic energy

2015-04-25 00:12:13

Norwegian oil company Statoil’s Gudrun Platform operates in the North Sea’s Gudrun field. The platform operates cranes for around-the-clock cargo handling. As crane operators hoist supplies from ships to the platform, containers (some weighing as much as 8,000 kg) can move toward the Gudron Platform at 3 m/sec. “Moving equipment


Cable and hose carrier installations made easy

2015-04-25 00:12:13

Mark Cunningham • Sales Manager • Gortrac Division Mark Zanolla • Engineering Manager • Gortrac Division Dynatect Manufacturing, Inc. • New Berlin • Wisxonsin Cable and hose carriers may be installed as a component on new or existing equipment, but it is often possible to simplify and expedite their installation with a


Expert Corner

IIoT Top of Mind at Manufacturing Show

2015-02-21 18:46:57

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is the hot topic at the Pacific Design & Manufacturing show in Anaheim, Calif. this week. At the Manufacturing Innovation Trends panel at Center Stage on Tuesday, opening day of the show, a group of four manufacturing pros discussed the biggest


North America Sees Record Robot Orders, Shipments in '14

2015-02-21 18:48:18

North American manufacturing industries set a new record for robotics demand in 2014 with a 28% surge in unit orders, according to the Robotics Industries America trade group.US, Canadian, and Mexican companies ordered a total of 27,685 robots valued at $1.6 billion last year, representing a 19%


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