In Weld Fixture Design you need to think how to best hold your product parts in place and keep them there while they are being welded.
Check out some images and ideas for clamping in this post from Rentapen's Weld Fixture Design 101.
At this year’s RAPID show, I had an opportunity to meet with Ping Fu, founder and CEO of Geomagic. Widely regarded as a visionary, Ms. Fu spearheaded the recent acquisition of Sensible Technology Inc. Recently, we continued our conversation on how touch technology will affect 3D printing.…Continue
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Motion control was once performed exclusively through tedious and painstaking low-level code-based programming of hardware devices; but, modern machine automation hardware and software greatly simplified this task and allowed some of elements of machine motion software programs to be automatically generated from user-entered move data. At the same time, users began to write machine control software programs by mixing and matching the five IEC 61131-3 programming languages, all of them…Continue
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As promised, I am striving to keep all readers updated on the current student loan reductions for engineers. I am supplying this link for all to see how their loan repayment situation can be resolved.
Once again, good luck to you.
This is such a cool idea, using a delta robot to function as the print head for 3D printing objects.Continue
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I might be showing too much of my inner geek, but I like this video
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BEFORE YOU MAKE ANY CHANGES...
1) Save a Copy of the Original
2) Print the BOM and areas that are changing on complex projects
3) Think and Prepare!!! In CAD you can do anything. Not so with a metal part! A revision means that some or all of the machine exists. So THINK!
Hard code holes because they already exist in that spot in the metal part. You now have to work around existing holes.
Make sure dependent parts are redefined in your CAD assembly so…Continue
The BLOODHOUND Project is an international education initiative focused around a 1,000 mph World Land Speed Record attempt. The core aim is to inspire young people to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM subjects) by showcasing these subjects in exciting ways. The Project Director is Richard Noble and the Program Architect is Dan Johns.
This car will be powered by a jet engine and a rocket as it attempts to go at least 1,000 mph. Key parts of the…Continue
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Xilinx Inc. will invest $50 million to expand its electronics engineering operations, located at the company’s EMEA headquarters in Dublin and Cork, Ireland. The company will recruit 45 senior silicon and electronics engineering staff for its regional headquarters in Dublin and for its engineering center in Cork. A further 15 staffers will be hired across a broad range of disciplines supporting the continued growth of Xilinx in Ireland.
The new investment is supported by Irish…Continue
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In the additive manufacturing world, probably the most common question is: What is the best 3D printing system or technology for me? At the recent AMUG conference, Todd Grimm, president of T. A. Grimm & Associates, Inc., and Kevin Ayers, Specialist in Additive Manufacturing for the FBI, gave tips on how to evaluate any 3DP/AM option. Here are a few of them.
1. Do extensive research. While Grimm and Ayers proposed an exhaustive procedure as a best practice, they advised that…
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