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Design World's Vice President, Editorial Director Paul J. Heney speaks with Orange Seal's COO, Gordon Kolasingh about the company, the fluid power market in his native Caribbean region, and how the coming year is looking for this broker.
A number of prototyping processes are available for the design engineer. Rapid Manufacturing, Nashua, NH, offers rapid prototyping with sheet metal. (The company was recently acquired by Proto Labs.) Here are a few quick tips on making the most out of prototyping using sheet metals.
Gordon Styles, president and CEO of Star Rapid, a service provider in China takes a look at some of the changes he sees coming to additive manufacturing. Styles looks at plastic and metal 3D printing, and how metal desktop 3D printers may affect the manufacturing landscape.
Design World Editorial Director Paul J. Heney talks with Ryan Schroeder, President of the Americas, for IMI Precision Engineering, about his company's impending purchase of Bimba Manufacturing, the IoT and green engineering.
Recently 3D Systems introduced Geomagic® Control X 2018 inspection platform and GibbsCAM 12 manufacturing software. We spoke to Chris MacBain, product marketing manager, 3D Systems to learn more about key features that help design engineers work more efficiently in their product design and prototyping functions.
Drawing inspiration from traditional Zen gardens, the kinetic art table uses a metal ball to create unique and complex designs in sand under a glass top. The table is in a perpetual state of motion, continually creating and erasing patterns in the sand.
In this age of non-GMO, home grown and fully traceable produce, backyard food gardening is on the rise. But it’s not without a few challenges—weeding, proper watering, and so on. What if you could automate many tasks of personal gardening?
In the latest episode of Design World’s Technology Tuesdays Podcast, Editorial Director Paul J. Heney speaks with Ray Szparagowski, Engineering Fellow with Freudenberg NOK Sealing Technologies about the latest in high performance engineering plastics. These materials are increasingly being used for bearing/bushing applications. They offer design flexibility and reduced weight. However, performance is often limited due to poor design and material selections. Ray talks about some of the ways technology is making fluid work better in engineered systems.
In plastic injection molding, 3D printing of cores that include conformal cooling channels are set to become more of a mainstream choice. But there are a few rules that apply when creating such parts for plastic injection molding.