PrintRite3D from Sigma system that combines inspection, feedback, data collection and analysis to manage advance manufacturing processes.

Inspection Applications Grow for 3D-Printed Parts

Three-dimensional printing systems need inspection systems tied to the manufacturing process, just as other manufacturing systems do, and those systems are increasingly coming to the market. “The final…

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ESI Pro-SiVIC 2016 models how sensors perceive scenes and smart products make decisions

By Bruce Jenkins, President, Ora Research New tools for development of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and autonomous (self-driving) vehicles are highlights of Pro-SiVIC 2016, ESI Group’s latest…

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These industrial six-axis Fanuc robots are used for welding. North American manufacturers ordered more robots during the first half of this year than during similar time frames in years past. Twenty-one percent of those orders are for robots to perform spot welding.

North American Manufacturers’ Robotics Investments Grow

This year, manufacturers in North America have purchased more robots and other automation technologies than in years past, which promises to increase manufacturers’ production efficiency and their capability…

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Siemens PLM connection americas 2016

Monday, May 16, 2016

Siemens introduces Catchbook software, a new drawing and tracing app for tablets and smartphones that converts freehand drawings into accurate 2D designs. The new app provides a simple…


Nason launches online catalog of 3D CAD models

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Nason, a South Carolina-based manufacturer of hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders, switches and transducers, employs new thinking which is derived from a total market-driven approach. Nason adapts to customer…


If you draw it, can you print it?

Monday, February 8, 2016

by Jean Thilmany, Contributing Editor 3D printing enables you to reduce part weight, raw material used and cut total energy used in production. But to truly take advantage…


How simulation helps accelerate the design process

Thursday, December 17, 2015

by Diane Sofranec, Contributing Editor The capability to design, test and validate in the digital world helps get products to market faster for less money. Testing is a…