Lets technicians conduct remote "house calls" to cutting machines
This system allows factory service technicians to link up directly with the company's pipe cutting machines in the field over a secure broadband connection. Technicians can log onto the machine to observe, commandeer, exchange data files, update operating systems and diagram procedures or problems. Both computer displays offer a "John Madden" whiteboard illustrator and chat board. Real-time troubleshooting is possible using diagnostic routines to test PLC logic, tune digital motion controls, and review machine set-up parameters and program data.
Producing high-quality end-production metal parts with additive manufacturing for applications like aerospace and medical requires very tightly controlled processes and materials. New standards and guidelines for machines and processes, materials, and printed parts are underway from bodies such as ASTM International.
Engineers at the University of San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering have designed biobatteries on commercial tattoo paper, with an anode and cathode screen-printed on and modified to harvest energy from lactate in a person’s sweat.
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