Keyword: Industrial Controls & Automation

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Products: Electronics & Computers
Medical-grade power adapters, fume hoods, image sensors, and more.
Applications: Design
The products that help stop the spread of communicable diseases range from simple to sophisticated.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Automation removes the possibility of human error in high-precision or repetitive processes.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Flexible hones enable machining of complex parts with cross-drilled holes.
Supplements: Tubing & Extrusion
Our 2021 Resource Guide shows you the top manufacturers in materials, manufacturing, and a range of other medical-device categories.
Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping
When the COVID-19 pandemic grounded much of the U.S. aerospace business in 2020, a Massachusetts-based contract manufacturer was forced to improvise.
Features: Software
See how A.I.-based machine learning supports orthopedic revision surgeries.
Products: Motion Control
Position sensors, power clamps, CT scanners, and more.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Gradient Valves

Clippard, Cincinnati, OH, has released gradient valves that feature multiple two-way, normally closed solenoids connected around a central body. The...

INSIDER: Medical

A powerful private sector consortium in the UK has developed a connected facility that will de-risk investment in the digital technologies at the heart of the government’s...

INSIDER: Medical

Scientists have developed software that enables industrial robots to form and adjust the trajectories of the movements of their tools while maintaining accuracy in real time. The software uses...

Features: FDA/Regulatory

Orthopedic devices play a crucial role in providing pain relief, improving mobility, and enhancing the quality of life for patients suffering from musculoskeletal...

News: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A microrobot can take up to 8 hours to make. With the help of a 3D printer, University of Toronto engineers got the process down to 20 minutes
R&D: Photonics/Optics

Landmark test results suggest a promising class of sensors can be used in high-radiation environments and to advance important medical, industrial, and research applications.

Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping

When small and mid-sized medical device manufacturers envision a robot, many think of either huge industrial robots working in fenced-off areas in large factories or...

Features: AR/AI

We live in a fast-changing world that is delivering rapid advances in technology and greater consumer expectations. Along with changing...

News: Medical

NuTec Tooling Solution has released the compiled results of its first annual Industrial Automation Impact Survey conducted at the end of 2017. The survey evaluated the degree to which industrial...

Features: Medical

With the ever-increasing influx of automation in the manufacturing industry, the process of prioritizing accurate measurements is needed now more than ever to ensure that...

INSIDER: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Researchers have demonstrated how Microsoft’s HoloLens technology can be used for guiding robots to assist with assembly. Examples of the group’s augmented reality (AR)...

INSIDER: Materials
Plastics Machinery Shipments Rise 13.5%

According to a recent report by the SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Associations’ Committee on Equipment Statistics, for the second straight quarter, North American shipments of plastics machinery registered a strong year-over-year increase in the first quarter of 2016. Shipments of primary plastics...

Mission Accomplished: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Anyone who remembers the Micro Machines line of toys might be surprised to learn that the tiny model vehicles are positively gargantuan compared with actual micromachine...

Mission Accomplished: Manufacturing & Prototyping

In the mid-1990s scientists at NASA Kennedy Space Center were experimenting with an unusual substance: cow digestive bacteria. Could it break down leftover dead plant matter in...

Features: Materials

If molten plastic behaved like a simple fluid, there would be little need to worry about balanced filling during molding. The melt would fill the cavities like water, and the way the mold...

Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Nordson EFD, East Providence, RI, has more than tripled the speed of its PICO™ series of piezoelectric jet dispensing systems— from 150Hz (cycles per second) up to an industry-leading...

Products: Motion Control

Crouzet has introduced the DCmind Brush range of direct current brush motors. These soundless motors, even under full load, offer exceptional efficiencies, long service life, and a wide range of gearboxes and...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping

The No. 984 electrically heated, 500 °F custom-designed toploading oven from Grieve Corporation (Round Lake, IL) is used for curing connector assemblies into long cables at the customer's facility....

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