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.
Sciaky, provider of electron-beam additive manufacturing (EBAM) services, will start selling these machines commercially in September. The company has used its EBAM 3D printing technology for making very large, high-value, metal prototypes and production parts for aerospace and defense OEMs.
At this year’s Google I/O, the spotlight was pointed on gender inequality in the high-tech industry. Google has established a new initiative that it hopes will even out the playing field, Made w/Code. Part of this initiative will fund free online courses in basic coding.
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