Discrete Manufacturing

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Discrete Manufacturing September 23, 2021

Model advances incorporating 3D printing into supply chains

Researchers from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and North Carolina State University developed a model to help determine how to incorporate additive manufacturing (AM) technologies into spare part supply chains.

By Matt Shipman
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Discrete Manufacturing August 21, 2021

Printed hybrid electronics: 4 new things you need to know

Advancing material technologies for printed hybrid electronics are highlighted for engineers.

By Yuepeng Zhang
Omron Foundation made a donation to California State University, Chico (Chico State) for an expanded mechatronics laboratory and classroom space. Courtesy: Omron Automation Americas
Mechatronics February 12, 2020

Donation made for mechatronics lab at university

Omron Foundation made a donation to California State University, Chico (Chico State) for an expanded mechatronics laboratory and classroom space.

By Omron Automation
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Arc Flash June 3, 2021

Five key steps of an electrical safety program: Questions and Answers

More answers from the May 27 webcast as it relates to electrical safety programs and what they mean for manufacturers.

By H. Landis “Lanny” Floyd, PE, CSP, CESCP
Figure 1: NEMA motors offer a wide range of enclosures such as open-drip proof (ODP) motors used in many compressor and fan applications. NEMA motors are defined in inch units and are made with the finned cast frames and rolled steel frame housings. Courtesy: ABB Motors and Mechanical
Motors, Drives September 17, 2021

Differences between NEMA and IEC electric motors

NEMA and IEC motors are similar but have different usual practices; take care when managing a facility with a mixed population

By John Malinowski
Sensors, Vision September 10, 2021

Smart laser cutter system detects different materials

A smart material-sensing platform for laser cutters that can differentiate between 30 materials commonly found in makerspaces and workshops has been developed by MIT researchers. See video demonstration.

By Rachel Gordon
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Robotics September 21, 2021

Robotic assistants helping in wilderness areas and disaster zones

A University of Michigan research project aims to equip walking robots to adapt on the fly to treacherous ground, which could enable them to go into areas that are too dangerous for humans such as collapsed buildings, disaster areas and other hazardous situations.

By Gabe Cherry