Festo's R&D Timeline - Part 1

Since 2006 Festo has been developing and supporting projects and test objects whose basic technical principles are derived from a wide variety of principles found in nature.

Kickstarted at $3M, How Tiko is Set to Be the Best and Cheapest 3D Printer

Sage Lazzaro for The Observer:  When we last talked with the folks from Makerbot, we discussed how 3D printers will soon be household appliances as common as microwaves, vacuums and well, regular printers. But they agreed that certain design and affordability standards need to be met first. Little did we know, a 3D printer set to meet those standards was being developed in Toronto as we spoke.   We’re talking about Tiko, the meticulously designed and shockingly affordable “unibody” 3D printer that’s had the industry’s experts and publications buzzing. The $179 3D printer surpassed its Kickstarter goal of $100,000 in three hours and finished up its campaign last Friday with a total of just under $3 million in pledges.   Tiko looks nothing like any 3D printer you’ve seen before. While most have a multipart frame, Tiko’s frame is one piece with three sets of arms that move in unison, essentially eliminating issues of misalignment or inaccurate prints associated with other products. The New York Observer spoke with Tiko founder and CEO Matt Gajkowski, who explained that Tiko’s unique design is actually essential to its affordability.   Cont'd...

ISA's 60th Analysis Division Symposium draws more than 300 attendees to explore the latest technical findings, share best practices and gain training

"The ISA Analysis Division Symposium was a great opportunity to create new industry connections and pursue new ways to get involved at the professional level"

QuantumSphere Announces Production-Scale Validation of Nano Iron Catalysts for Multi-Billion Dollar Ammonia Industry

Significant Improvement in Ammonia Production for Agricultural Fertilizer, Global Food Crops

Photron Introduces Compact, High-Definition, High Speed, 4-Megapixel Camera - FASTCAM Mini WX 100

Photron's new lightweight, single-body camera is specially designed for operation in high shock and vibration environments.

Kitware Develops Open-Source Computational Framework to Enable New Paradigms in Structural Design

DoD-funded project will address issues in modeling behavior of materials.

Stratasys Additive Manufacturing Solutions Selected by Airbus to Produce 3D Printed Flight Parts for Its A350 XWB Aircraft

Leading companies in a variety of industries, from aerospace and automotive to consumer goods and medical, are partnering with Stratasys to adopt additive manufacturing strategies.

3D Printing Highlighted at Upcoming New York Advanced Design & Manufacturing Event

New Materials and the Latest Techniques Explored at Javits Convention Center in June

Robotics Emerge to Power Next-Generation Industrial Environments

Dan Dibbern and Laura Studwell for Quality Magazine:  Industrial robots are expected to be the focus for investment in factory automation. According to the International Federation of Robotics (IFR), investment in industrial robots is expected to grow at an annual rate of 12% from 2015 to 2017. The packaging industry is experiencing a surge in robotic integration throughout primary, secondary and tertiary packaging—from processing, assembly, labeling and cartoning to case packing and palletizing. The driving force behind the surge in robotics sales growth in North America is the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The FSMA is requiring companies to introduce automated machinery and components into the production process to help eliminate potential product quality and integrity issues. With the FSMA about to publicly release its requirements, the use of robots in packaging is at the point of takeoff. And with recent technical advances in robotics helping to power the new wave of interest, companies are experiencing first-hand that robots are faster, smarter and more affordable than ever before.

Service Pack 1 for TraceParts's Supplier Parts Management system

TraceParts Enterprise 2015 Service Pack 1 offers numerous improvements in performance, reliability and usability

SME's THE BIG M Shapes the Future of Manufacturing through Student Summit

Students experience manufacturing firsthand through gas-to-electric vehicle conversion and creation of underwater remote-operated vehicles.

MakerBot Europe and LIUC - Università Cattaneo Partner to Bring the First MakerBot Innovation Center to Europe

LIUC's MakerBot Innovation Center brings 3D printing and prototyping to students and enterprises to experience Digital Manufacturing

PKD International's RX1 Roll Fed Labeler Registration System

PKD International is a leading manufacturer of roll-fed labelers, and distributor of related parts & services. PKD has extensive engineering services providing quality manufacturing & assembly, spare parts & service, and sales & marketing expertise.

Wachendorff Automation: Accurate positioning ... for marking systems

Measuring system LMSLA12 for marking and labeling

ST Robotics Announces New Vision System

ST Robotics offers an excellent, low-priced, yet highly accurate vision system that can measure to 0.1mm and send precise coordinates of an object to the robot.

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