Sherwin-Williams has launched www.sherwin-williams.com/oem, a new website designed exclusively for OEMs involved in production finishing. Site visitors access information on the latest coating technologies for finishing metal, plastic, and wood. The website describes how the Sherwin-Williams Chemical Coatings division works with industrial product finishers in a wide range of diverse markets including agricultural, construction, and industrial equipment, as well as plastics and electronics.
A new service lets engineers and orthopedic surgeons design and 3D print highly accurate, patient-specific, orthopedic medical implants made of metal -- without owning a 3D printer. Using free, downloadable software, users can import ASCII and binary .STL files, design the implant, and send an encrypted design file to a third-party manufacturer.
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.