The Center for Trends and Technology (CTT) booth at 2015 PACK EXPO Las Vegas, is being billed as a “one-stop spot” for attendees to join educational sessions, ask questions, and meet with industry experts regarding smart manufacturing and other topics....More
The manufacturing world has enough acronyms to make your head spin. So when marketing phrases come around they are usually squashed or clumped in with universal concepts like lean and continuous improvement....More
The next round of products includes a thermal interface material that also provides EMI shielding; a fiber-optic, linear-positioning sensor that doesn't impede MRI imaging; and a stepper-motor driver IC that reduces noise when operating at low motor speeds.
Here we outline how machine-design engineers can integrate machine-vision software, vision sensors, smart cameras, image-based barcode readers, and OEM vision into machines, devices, and other capital equipment....More
If you’re an engineer or Star Wars historian, you probably have questioned the design decisions that doomed the Death Star, wondered how the Dark Side expedited FDA approval for Darth Vader’s suit, and contemplated the supply chain tools the Rebel Alliance’s manufacturing partners used to design products ranging from X-Wing Fighters to Light Sabers....More
Today’s manufacturers routinely demand exacting precision and split-second timing from their high-speed production systems. And that has automation engineers constantly on the lookout for cost-effective ways to improve positioning control and accuracy....More