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Intelligent Bending

This plant heralded a complete shift to all-electric tube bending technology to meet huge demand for their new product with an integrated tube processing system that merges robotic handling of the material to bend extremely long tubing in very short cycle times and almost double their manufacturing output from 1,800 units to 3,500 units a day.

How To Weld 3D Printed Parts

The 3D metal printing process is prone to capture microscopic inclusions and voids in the material. When these parts are welded, these micro voids coagulate into large bubbles of porosity that weaken the weld due to stress concentration in the area of the porosity. John DeLalio of EB Industries explains how electron beam welding can be used to address this issue.

Flexible Gear Cutting and Worm Milling for Medical Devices

The compact AF110 gear hobbing center from Affolter Technologies has improved rigidity that guarantees short cycle times and highest efficiency.

How Close is Close Enough When Trying to Achieve Positioning Accuracy?

Which is better: pneumatic or electric actuation? This review of the various options of each process, along with their advantages and shortcomings depending on application circumstances, can help you make more informed decisions about positioning design and selection.

External and Internal Thread Inspection Systems

External and Internal Variables Inspection Systems from Johnson Gage are ideal for NPT, NPTF, ANPT, and NGT Threads that are in accordance with the new ASME B1.20 Specification.

How Clean is Clean Enough? Evaluating Air Quality

Is your shop clean enough to fabricate components for medical devices? A proper diagnosis is necessary to solving an OSHA or FDA particulate problem. But before installing an air quality remedy, it helps to know your current particulate levels, exposure profile and airflow patterns. Let’s take a closer look at this evaluation process.

Durable, Comfortable Gloves Tackle All Types of Work

Performance, Performance Fingerless and Free-Flex Gloves from Milwaukee Tool feature breathable lining and mesh backing to help wick away moisture for all-day comfort, with high dexterity fingertips for extra control when handling small objects.

Intelligent Vacuum Generation for Every Application

The piCOMPACT23 all-in-one ejector platform from Piab has improved and intelligent blow-off functions, a split unit design, a self-adhesion control feature and IO-Link communication.