The packaging environment in many industries is usually moisture-free. However, to cope with requirements in food processing and packaging operations that require washdown, components must be designed or modified to deal with harsher operating or maintenance conditions. In many cases, these special products simplify the day-to-day packaging operation. These examples of an actuator, gearbox and valve terminal demonstrate the extent of changes required for these applications.
An in-depth survey of 700 current and future users of 3D printing holds few surprises, but results emphasize some major trends already in progress. Two standouts are the big growth in end-use parts and metal additive manufacturing (AM) most respondents expect.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.