Assembly options grow
Features 7/20/1998 Post a comment You've just designed a great new product, but need the perfect fastening solution to keep it all together. Lucky for you manufacturers of fastening and assembly products are focused on tackling your most challenging problems. Here's a sampling of some of their solutions
Design in the Land of the Rising Sun
Features 7/20/1998 Post a comment In the U.S., engineers emphasize systems and use sophisticated software. In Japan, engineers concentrate on process and emphasize manufacturability. The two can learn a lot from each other
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
In a bid to boost the viability of lithium-based electric car batteries, a team at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed a chemistry that could possibly double an EV’s driving range while cutting its battery cost in half.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.