Manufacturing Equipment http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8211/more en The Difference between Cartridge Heaters and Tubular Heaters http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/difference-between-cartridge-heaters-and-tubular-heaters <div class="field-deck"> Though they may sometimes have a similar appearance, cartridge heaters and tubular heaters each serve dramatically different applications. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Cartridge heaters and tubular heaters are similar in make-up but have quite different application areas.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/difference-between-cartridge-heaters-and-tubular-heaters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/difference-between-cartridge-heaters-and-tubular-heaters#comments Manufacturing Equipment Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:32:00 +0000 39321 at http://machinedesign.com The Difference Between Machined and 3D Printed Metal Injection Molds http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/difference-between-machined-and-3d-printed-metal-injection-molds <div class="field-deck"> Metal tool cores made with additive methods can get pricey, but the savings in cycle time may outweigh conventional tooling. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">3D-printed metal molds cool parts faster, improve quality, and cut scrap and costs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/difference-between-machined-and-3d-printed-metal-injection-molds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/difference-between-machined-and-3d-printed-metal-injection-molds#comments 3D Printing Manufacturing Equipment Materials Mon, 23 Jun 2014 15:20:00 +0000 38461 at http://machinedesign.com Case Study: Modular Workcells Improve Lean Assembly Processes http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/case-study-modular-workcells-improve-lean-assembly-processes <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Bosch Rexroth </div> <div class="node-body article-body">To help a manufacturer of security cameras improve throughput and flexibility without incurring increased manufacturing costs, lean principles were applied to create state-of-the-art workcells using components from</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/case-study-modular-workcells-improve-lean-assembly-processes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/case-study-modular-workcells-improve-lean-assembly-processes#comments Manufacturing Equipment White Papers Wed, 04 Jun 2014 14:50:00 +0000 38091 at http://machinedesign.com Lean Production & Automation: Finding the right mix http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/lean-production-automation-finding-right-mix <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Bosch Rexroth </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Lean manufacturing has proven to be a powerful way for many companies to achieve sustainable competitive advantage. To be good at lean</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/lean-production-automation-finding-right-mix" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/lean-production-automation-finding-right-mix#comments Manufacturing Equipment White Papers Wed, 04 Jun 2014 14:06:00 +0000 38071 at http://machinedesign.com Bellows grippers handle fragile workpieces http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/bellows-grippers-handle-fragile-workpieces <div class="node-body article-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/machinedesign.com/files/uploads/2014/04/Festo-DHEB-Bellows-Grippers.png" style="width: 100px; height: 305px; margin: 5px; float: right;" />The DHEB Series bellows grippers safely and gently handle fragile workpieces for electronic and light-assembly applications. They expand in diameter when actuated by an integral pneumatically driven piston to securely grip a workpiece&rsquo;s interior surface.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/bellows-grippers-handle-fragile-workpieces" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/bellows-grippers-handle-fragile-workpieces#comments Manufacturing Equipment Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:14:00 +0000 36481 at http://machinedesign.com Manufacturing in 2014 http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/manufacturing-2014 <div class="field-deck"> Manufacturers are generally upbeat about prospects for 2014. Technologies that include electric motors and motion-control equipment promise to do well in the coming months. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Whirlpool Corp., Benton Harbor, Mich., made headlines recently because it moved some of its washing-machine production from Mexico to northwestern Ohio. Its reasoning for the move: The Ohio plant was more automated and its electricity costs were actually lower than those of the production lines in Mexico. Transportation costs also figured to be lower because the front-loading laundromat washers in question won't have to be shipped across a border to get into Whirlpool's U. S. distribution network. In fact, manufacturers are generally upbeat about prospects for 2014. Technologies that include electric motors and motion-control equipment promise to do well in the coming months.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/manufacturing-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/manufacturing-2014#comments Manufacturing Equipment Wed, 08 Jan 2014 15:23:00 +0000 33291 at http://machinedesign.com Image Gallery: Scenes from Automation Fair http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/image-gallery-scenes-automation-fair <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>The event, hosted by Rockwell Automation and more than 100 partner companies, offered attendees a look at products and trends related to industrial and process control &ndash; in particular, how IP-based Ethernet is revolutionizing industry by helping users enhance the efficiency and productivity of their operations.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/image-gallery-scenes-automation-fair" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/image-gallery-scenes-automation-fair#comments Technologies Manufacturing Equipment News Fri, 15 Nov 2013 16:26:00 +0000 32151 at http://machinedesign.com Scenes from the Assembly Show 2013 http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/scenes-assembly-show-2013 <div class="node-body gallery-body">The Assembly Show came to Rosemont, Ill. this week with an emphasis on new manufacturing and production technology. Here are a few of the more interesting displays we noticed at the event.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/scenes-assembly-show-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/scenes-assembly-show-2013#comments Manufacturing Equipment Motion Control Thu, 31 Oct 2013 13:24:00 +0000 31771 at http://machinedesign.com Quick-change workholding system http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/quick-change-workholding-system <div class="node-body article-body"><p> <img alt="" src="/site-files/machinedesign.com/files/uploads/2013/09/uploads/2013/09/carrlanedgcl5-work1.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 213px; margin: 5px; float: right;" />The CL5 quick-change five-axis workholding system consists of three components: a subplate, a riser, and top tooling made up of a vise or a fixture plate. The subplate transforms a T-slot table into a modular fixturing plate for easy clamping and locating of other tooling and/or fixtures. Every plate has built-in clamping and locating for risers, which allows for quick and accurate setups.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/quick-change-workholding-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/manufacturing-equipment/quick-change-workholding-system#comments Manufacturing Equipment Thu, 12 Sep 2013 17:57:00 +0000 29881 at http://machinedesign.com Predicting downtime with intuitive software inspired by petrochemical process controls http://machinedesign.com/cad/predicting-downtime-intuitive-software-inspired-petrochemical-process-controls <div class="field-byline"> Kim Vogel, Vice President of Engineering, Tandel Systems Inc. </div> <div class="field-deck"> “Big-data” techniques can help simplify the process of deciding when machines are likely to break down. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p> <img alt="" src="/site-files/machinedesign.com/files/uploads/2013/09/12389_LT_Downtime-A.jpg" style="width: 125px; height: 139px; float: left;" />Numerous industries are finding that they must increasingly try to predict when their industrial processes will break down, rather than wait for them to fail. The reason is a quest for &ldquo;zero downtime&rdquo; in manufacturing operations. The trend is driving the development of highly advanced software techniques that can analyze raw sensor data from systems that monitor factors such as vibration levels and oil condition.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/cad/predicting-downtime-intuitive-software-inspired-petrochemical-process-controls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/cad/predicting-downtime-intuitive-software-inspired-petrochemical-process-controls#comments Manufacturing Equipment CAD Thu, 12 Sep 2013 14:41:00 +0000 29841 at http://machinedesign.com