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Smart Machines Make the Grade for Control Applications
Date: 7/24/2013
National Instruments
Moderated by : Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Design News-UBM Canon and Guest :David Kirklen, Market and Business Development Manager at SIEMENS Industry INC.
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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? Thatís where the ďsmartĒ 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 whatís possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.
Speeding Up Development and Manufacturing: Get Parts Fast
Date: 7/11/2013
Proto Labs
Design News Moderator :Ann Thryft ; Senior Technical Editor-Materials & Assembly, Guest Speaker: Tony Holtz; Customer Service Engineer, Proto Labs
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Tony Holtz lays out basic design "rules" for successfully designing plastic injection-molded parts. As with many of life's rules, some of these can be bent if absolutely necessary. But bending rules has costs and consequences, and this radio show addresses ways to work with the process and within its guidelines to make the most of injection molding's flexibility and enormous potential. The radio show touches on issues of Design, Tools, Material Selection, and Moldability.
Different Tools for Different Jobs - 3D Printing with Stratasys
Date: 5/30/2013
Rich Nass of Design News- Guest : Bruce Bradshaw, Director of Marketing North America-Stratasys
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This broadcast will dive deep into technical information including application specific stories from real world customers and their experiences with 3D printing. Register here!
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