• 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



More secure data transfer in moving applications for Industry 4.0

2015-05-21 22:42:16

For the factory of the future to work, a real-time communication of machines with each other at all levels must be guaranteed. To ensure that all stations can exchange their data with each other, Ethernet cables will be increasingly used in factories. Not just on stationary, but also specifically in moving equipment. For this reason, The post More


The 1,500 euro robot

2015-05-21 22:42:16

Last year, igus presented its new robolink D product range. In this system, a robolink articulated arm is driven directly by a motor that is attached to the axis. During this process, robolink D uses a lubrication-free igus PRT polymer slewing ring bearing, which is installed in plastic housing. This bearing is now also available The post The 1,500


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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