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Repowering the Welland Canal The repowering of the Welland Canal from electromechanical to fluid power is no easy task. Bosch Rexroth Canada met the design challenge with 3D software for better visualization and in-house finite element analysis. Photo gallery and videos included. Full Story
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Videos from the Welland Canal - VIDEO The St. Lawrence Seaway's Welland Canal is a fluid-power masterpiece with modern hydraulics from Bosch Rexroth Canada. Watch this fascinating video footage taken from DN Editor-in-Chief John Dodge's day at the Welland Canal. Watch Now Dive into Direct Digital Manufacturing- WEBCAST In partnership with Stratasys Direct Digital Manufacturing (DDM) or rapid manufacturing is taking place today. Knowing what DDM is and how to implement within your company is a competitive advantage in today’s manufacturing environment. Watch Now
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Innovation in ManufacturingMicrosoft | Web Event Ed Miller of CIMdata explains how other organizations are reaching better maturity levels through best practices in collaborative product development, along with the methodology behind CPD technologies that have skyrocketed collaborative teams into greater productivity and financial achievement. Attendees can access a one-year FREE trial of Microsoft Office Groove 2007!
Optimizing Automated Test Applications for MulticoreNational Instruments | White Paper LabVIEW provides a unique and easy-to-use graphical programming environment for automated test applications. However, it is its ability to dynamically assign code to various CPU cores that improves execution speeds on multicore processors. Learn how LabVIEW applications can be optimized to take advantage of parallel programming techniques.
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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? That’s where the “smart” 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 what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.