Vernon's cutting machines use a Windows-based operating system with color icons, 2D and 3D-dimensioned graphics, and network-compatible communications. The cutting software is CAD-CAM compatible with leading design software, and factory service technicians can link to field machines in real time with Internet-based software. The machines range from 2 to 5-axis models, and can cut diameters from 2-84-inches O.D. and the machines' roller beds and conveyor designs accommodate lengths up to 40 ft, with five sizes of machine beds and three computer controls available.
A theme that was reflected in several ways at NPE 2015 was the use of 3D printing to assist in, or improve on, injection molding, as well as improvements in 3D printing materials and processes that are making better functional prototypes and end-use parts.
For many years, it was believed that the strongest biological substance on Earth was spider silk, but new research says aquatic snails produce an even stronger material that could disrupt manufacturing forever.
Most everyone thinks they are ready for an emergency or a disaster. Most everyone is wrong. But engineers are a unique position here as both the designers and beneficiaries of emergency preparedness systems.
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.