May 2012 Blog Posts (21)

Ink jetting, multiple materials, and color 3D printing

The 2012 Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) conference included a number of informative sessions that I’ll be blogging about over the next few weeks.  One session focused on inkjet 3D printing.

According to some at the conference, inkjetting is one of the most versatile forms of 3D printing. Multijet printing technology certainly lends credibility to the claim. The most versatile…

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Added by Leslie Langnau on May 31, 2012 at 5:27am — No Comments

Meet Our Engineering Interns, Shail and Naasik

Some fresh faces joined us this month at Bishop-Wisecarver! Everyone, meet our two new engineering interns, Shail and Naasik. The marketing department got a boost too in the form of Eleanor, an intern who'll help us with our communications and branding efforts.

We established the…

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Added by Jennifer Wadsworth on May 30, 2012 at 3:17pm — No Comments

Student Loan Forgiveness For Engineers

How many of you are like me and will probably die with a student loan balance? Are you constantly looking for a solution that will resolve your student loan repayment situations. There may be help and it may be soon. (I use the verb "may" with added caution.) In 2008, United States President, George W. Bush, signed into legislation a "Loan Forgiveness" bill that includes  students and graduates in the engineering field/profession. President Bush's desire was to encourage more of his citizens…

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Added by Natasha Townsend on May 30, 2012 at 12:04pm — 6 Comments

Webinar on CAMWorks Nesting

CAMWorks Nesting can be used to create optimized nested layouts of metal, wood or composite based materials, producing the maximum number of parts from a single piece of raw material within minutes.
Join us for a Webinar on June 5, 2012 : http://www.camworks.com/support/CAMWorks_webinar.aspx …
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Added by Abhishek Sharma on May 28, 2012 at 2:10am — No Comments

Rexroth's Automated 3-Way Arm

I am in Philadelphia, Pa., just having attended the MD& M show where I met with Ken Gazda and Jeff McManus of Rexroth Bosch Group. Mr. Gazda and Mr. McManus showed me Rexroth’s new designs in automation. From lean engineering, to assembly (such as, dispensing), to engineering tools, to linear motion, Rexroth has created tools that simplify connection to its devices. Rexroth’s inline I/O systems has the ability to interconnect with multiple devices through a daisy chain, while saving…

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Added by Natasha Townsend on May 23, 2012 at 5:43pm — 2 Comments

Objet introduces professional desktop 3D printer—The Objet30 pro

It looks like 2012 is going to be the year of the desktop 3D printer. Objet just announced its latest, the Objet30 Pro. Objet designed this printer to address the engineering issues of size, true product realism and 3D printer versatility, and cost.

Objet30 Pro Desktop 3D Printer LowRes

Noted…

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Added by Leslie Langnau on May 22, 2012 at 4:21am — No Comments

Two rules for rolling revisions up the tree

So, in response to the blog post from yesterday, here are two rules that could guide how component revisions impact assembly-level revisions. This is a tricky call to make because if you always let minor changes to low-level parts trigger new revisions  to your top-level product assemblies (and all the intervening  sub-assemblies), you end up…

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Added by Alyssa Sittig on May 17, 2012 at 1:28pm — No Comments

Skechers to pay $40 million dollar to FTC

Skechers ads for the Resistance Runner shoes claimed people who wear them could increase "muscle activation" by up to 85 percent for posture-related muscles and 71 percent for one of the muscles in the buttocks, said the FTC.

The commission says Skechers falsely represented that…

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Added by Natasha Townsend on May 16, 2012 at 1:21pm — No Comments

We're Hiring! Looking for an Engineer, Sales Managers and a Sales Territory Manager

Bishop-Wisecarver — inventor of the DualVee Guide Wheel Technology and industry leader in guided motion products — continues to grow, and we're adding to our sales force and engineering department to keep up with our progress. Check out our Careers page online to read the job descriptions and apply. We look forward to hearing from you!

[ CLICK HERE TO APPLY ]

Added by Jennifer Wadsworth on May 16, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

Should a new component revision trigger a new assembly revision?

At Arena, we work with a lot of high-tech electrical-hardware engineers and OEMs. In our thousands of conversations with prospects and customers, here is one of the most common questions we get - - if you revise a component used in your designs, or swap it out for a totally different component, how far up does that revision need to go?

This is sort of a tricky question to answer with some major…

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Added by Alyssa Sittig on May 15, 2012 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

National Instruments' 2012 Green Engineering Grant Program

National Instruments will renew its Green Engineering Grant program in 2012. The grant program aids eligible small companies and research groups focused on innovative control and measurement applications in renewable energy and clean-tech fields worldwide. During the past two years, the program has helped more than 40 companies deliver their clean energy solutions to market faster through applications such as wind power, energy storage, and electric vehicles.

The grant assists the…

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Added by Natasha Townsend on May 15, 2012 at 8:29am — No Comments

Congressman Deutch visits KB Electronics, Inc.

KB Electronics, Inc. of Coral Springs, FL, a manufacturer of AC drives and DC drives from fractional through 5 horsepower, welcomed Congressman Ted Deutch to their facilities on May 1, 2012.

KB products consist of energy saving variable-speed drives (VSD’s). Energy savings is…

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Added by Natasha Townsend on May 15, 2012 at 6:36am — No Comments

GRAPHALLOY® Bushings Outperform Metal Wear Parts in CO2 Service

Yonkers, NY (May 2012) – GRAPHALLOY® wear rings and bushings from Graphite Metallizing Corporation provide performance superior to standard metal stationary and rotating wear parts in pumps for CO2 service in oil field applications. Self-lubricating GRAPHALLOY®, a graphite/metal alloy, eliminates concern about bearing failures or possible flashing of CO2.

 

The ability to operate without additional lubrication is important in CO2 injection…

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Added by Steve Glad on May 10, 2012 at 8:18am — No Comments

ACE Program encouraging STEM extends into the Cleveland, Ohio High School System

Are your communities, schools, and/or local governments collaboratively working together to encourage and groom future STEM professionals? With the lack of scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians in our nation, it would seem to be a novel idea to promote these industries. One community has embraced the deficiencies in the STEM field and has taken a proactive approach in solving a growing epidemic: Cleveland, Ohio.

Last night, I attended an ACE (architecture,…

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Added by Natasha Townsend on May 9, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Explosion Proof Low Voltage Scaffold Mount LED Work Light

The Epljh-70led-1224I-100, low-voltage, scaffold, mount LED work light, is designed to provide low voltage operation with an inline waterproof transformer that converts standard 120 Vac current to 12 Vdc, and versatile mounting capabilities for workers in hazardous locations who commonly use…

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Added by Natasha Townsend on May 8, 2012 at 7:11am — No Comments

Turck 24 V-Switching Power Supplies

A new family of power supplies expands the existing family of power supplies. Designed to efficiently convert ac to dc, these 24 V dc power supplies provide safety extra-low voltage (SELV),, according to EN 60950, and are suitable for the 24 V supply of according equipment and interface modules of the Turck series IM, IMS…

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Added by Natasha Townsend on May 4, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

INFOGRAPHIC: A Brief Look at the 2012 FIRST Robotics Competition

Check out our latest infographic — this time about one of our favorite organizations!

We would post the image right here, but it's taking too long to upload! Click through to download it straight from our website.

Added by Jennifer Wadsworth on May 4, 2012 at 10:20am — 3 Comments

Instrument Measures Device Characteristics to 1500 A/10 kV

The B1505A Power Device Analyzer/Curve Tracer significantly increases its voltage and current range to cover all devices in today’s fast-growing power-device market. These enhancements make it an evaluation solution to accurately and efficiently measure a device’s characteristics from sub-pA up…

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Added by Natasha Townsend on May 2, 2012 at 8:04am — No Comments

SITOP PSU100D POWER SUPPLY ELIMINATES RAIL MOUNTING

The wall-mounted, single-phase, Sitop PSU100D switched-mode power supply is screwed-mounted, which eliminates the need for traditional rail mounting while affordably meeting the basic power supply requirements.

Ideally suited for apparatuses and machines, it features a rugged, low profile, aluminum casing with IP20 degree of protection that requires little space, while enhancing mounting flexibility.…

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Added by Natasha Townsend on May 2, 2012 at 6:50am — No Comments

THE NATIONAL DISTRIBUTOR FOR LITE-ON SEMICONDUCTOR

All American Semiconductor® has been appointed the national distributor for Lite-On Semiconductor Corporation. The agreement was reached through Lite-On's exclusive North American Sales channel, World Products, Inc.

Offering Lite-On Semiconductor’s complete line of products includes: Mosfet/Triac/SCR/Sidac, ESD Protection Diodes, Schottky Diodes, Std/Fast/Super/UltraFast and Bridge Rectifiers and Zener Diodes. These solutions are ideal for applications in a range of industries,…

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Added by Natasha Townsend on May 2, 2012 at 5:30am — No Comments

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