Manufacturing

Machinery & Machining Tools, Services

Air Plasma Systems support automated and mechanized cutting.

February 8, 2016

With cutting and piercing capacities from ¼–5/8 in., Models A40, A60, A80, and A120 provide 80% duty cycle at respective rated outputs of 40, 60, 80, and 120 A. Systems feature CNC interface connection that offers Start/Stop, Ok to Move, and divided arc voltage signals. For location flexibility, A-Series systems can use 208–230 V or 460 V single-phase power, as well as 3-phase power. Users can switch between automated and manual cutting, and systems automatically detect type of torch attached. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Services

Dual-Head Sinker EDM reduces tool build time for large molds.

February 2, 2016

Offering 122.0 x 70.9 x 39.4 in. work envelope and respective X, Y, and Z axis travels of 78.7, 59.1, and 23.6 in., EDNC21 handles payloads to 22,047 lb and electrode weights up to 662 lb (per head). Dual-head configuration enables concurrent processing of multiple fine details. Each gantry-style head, independently controlled/programmed via Hyper-i system, travels up to 78.7 in. Other features include SuperSpark IV and HyperCut technologies and HS-Rib high-speed Z-Axis configuration option. Read More

Software, Services

Interactive Website provides thousands of up-to-date CAD files.

January 26, 2016

TE-CO Workholding website is integrated with Navigator Platform by Thomas Enterprise Solutions to provide visitors with thousands of CAD models and product specifications. With active eCatalog, prospective customers, typically OEM engineers, can access searchable library of thousands of detailed product specifications. After product selection, users can dynamically generate 3D CAD model or drawing from latest data in Navigator eCatalog. Read More

Services

Enclosure Modification Services offers digital printing options.

January 22, 2016

Enclosure modification services offer 1,800 x 1,800 dpi digital printing in up to 65,536 individual colors using Mimaki UJF-6042 UV curing LED digital inkjet printer. Latter, featuring A2, 420 x 594 mm flatbed and 150 mm throat height, allows up to 13U, 19 in. plastic and painted or anodized metal panels to be printed with legends, logos, and photo-quality graphics in different textures across complete surface without margins around periphery. Multiple smaller panels can be printed in one pass. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Printing & Duplicating Equipment, Services

Magnetic Filament expands 3D printing applications.

January 21, 2016

Available in 1.75 mm diameter, 350 g spools, functional Magnetic Filament will allow printing of 3D projects with components that are attracted to magnetic fields. Filament is suitable for producing sensors, switches, mechanical actuators, and motors by additive manufacturing. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Services

Custom Front Panels are available with digital printing.

January 8, 2016

Supporting legends, logos, and photo-quality graphics, custom front panels are available with CMYK digital printing. Aluminum or steel panels are fully finished with apertures for LEDs, displays, switches, etc. Other options include CNC punching of holes and cutouts, drilling and tapping, as well as fitting of inserts, studs, and earth tags. In addition to working to customer's 2D drawings or 3D models, company can supply 3D models in STEP, SAT, and X_T formats. Engraving is also available.
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Electronic Components & Devices, Welding Equipment & Supplies, Services

Ultrasonic Weld Tool targets sophisticated medical applications.

December 29, 2015

Catering to medical device manufacturers, MEDIALOG welder meets requirements for ultrasonic assembly processes in sterile environments. Features include stainless steel, cleanroom-compatible surfaces as well as pneumatics and FSC (FDA System Component) operator interface. FSC meets FDA CFR 21 part 11 FDA requirements; includes complete documentation, including all actions performed by authorized users; and records time stamped audit trails. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Services

Material Center helps bridge lab development, market introduction.

December 18, 2015

Able to process quantities from laboratory scale to pilot scale (few kilograms to 2,000 Kg), Innovative Materials Center (IMC) meets demands of clients who have developed new materials or modified existing materials and need to accelerate their market introduction. Subsequent mass production can then be moved to customer's facility or PPT's production facilities. Various ceramics powder development processing equipment is available to serve diverse industries/markets. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Services

Micro-Molding Injection Molding Machine can reduce clamp tonnage.

November 27, 2015

Designed for repeatability and accurate plasticization, GL30-LP provides advanced injection for micro features with extremely tight tolerances. Machine can reduce its rated 30 ton clamp tonnage to 5% (1.5 tons) without loss of accuracy, and injection response time is 2–3 msec. For consistent measurement and injection of melt stream, V-Line 2-stage plunger system separates plasticization and injection processes. Other features include hybrid clamping mechanism and 4.5 cc barrel. Read More

Services

Design for Manufacturability Service provides early feedback.

November 20, 2015

With Design for Manufacturability Service, company ensures that its customers' part designs will be manufacturable throughout product lifecycle. Team of engineers will review new silicone part designs for material type, undercuts, gate locations, parting line locations, tolerances, and other geometric features among others. Once manufacturability review is complete, design changes will be communicated to customer for additional implementation. Read More

Services, Vision Systems, Optics & Photonics, Robotics, Safety & Security Equipment

Custom Rubber Manufacturing aids throwable camera development.

November 11, 2015

Custom-designed outer skin supplies appropriate amount of bounce and energy absorption for Bounce Imaging's softball-sized, throwable, tactical camera ball, Explorer, which transmits 360° images to mobile device when tossed into such instances as hostage situations, burning buildings, or earthquake rubble. Design iterations varied regarding polymer type, hardness, heat resistance, modulus, and rebound properties. Camera increases safety for first responders and police personnel. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Controls & Controllers, Services, Electronic Components & Devices, Green & Clean, Display & Presentation Equipment

Smart LED Lighting Control fosters energy efficiency compliance.

November 5, 2015

Used in residential and commercial buildings, LightSpace® Manager Vacancy Switch increases occupant control over LED lighting for compliance with energy codes ASHRAE 90.1, IECC, and Title 24. This single-zone, low-voltage lighting control switch includes such features as manual-on/auto-off vacancy motion control, user-set digital dimming levels, and IR-based remote control capabilities. LightSpace Lighting Control System allows control of single fixture, multiple zones, or entire building. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Services

Styrenic TPEs suit automotive exteriors.

November 5, 2015

Exhibiting higher flow than comparable TPVs, Sarlink® ME-2200 Series enables molders of exterior components such as gaskets, seals, and trim to process complex, intricate designs while shortening cycles. Products are available in hardnesses from 65 Shore A to 40 Shore D. Offering UV stability, good flexibility over wide temperature range, and Class A surface appearance, compounds are readily colored and do not require pre-drying prior to molding. Read More

Services

Harper offers tolling services.

November 3, 2015

As part of Ignite™ Research and Piloting program, Harper offers Toll Processing. Tolling is suited for variety of atmospheres including air, inert gas, reducing atmospheres, and reactive gases. It is generally used for processing powders, pellets, and components. To ensure technical parameters during tolling operations are meeting same requirements as lab, Harper's team reviews process and is dedicated to providing additional support throughout process. Read More

Health, Medical and Dental Supplies & Equipment, Test & Measuring Instruments, Services

Multi-Material 3D Printer targets large dental labs.

November 2, 2015

With triple-jetting capability, Objet500 Dental Selection 3D Printer enables life-like color models and multiple applications to be 3D printed in single run. System produces dental models with gum-like softness and color, range of natural tooth shades, and nerve canals or other anatomy in contrasting materials. Featuring 19.3 x 15.4 x 7.9 in. build volume, printer can produce horizontal build layers as fine as 0.0006 in. Resolution is 600 dpi in X-axis, 600 dpi in Y-axis, and 1,600 dpi in Z-axis. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Services

Contract Manufacturing Service provides cast embossed film.

October 7, 2015

Cast production line at Wisconsin facility is capable of producing custom cast embossed film in up to 5 layers. Multiple resin grades, including polyethylene, polypropylene, nylon, and various specialty polymers, can be run to accommodate needs of market niches with short to mid-size production runs. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Services

TPE Molding Grades target automotive interior parts.

October 5, 2015

Available with hardnesses from 30 Shore A to 40 Shore D, general purpose Sarlink ML-1100 Series features specific gravity of 1.19. Sarlink ML-1600 Series, available with hardnesses from 40 to 90 Shore A, have specific gravity of 1.0. Both styrene block copolymer thermoplastic elastomers can be molded into complex, intricate geometries. UV-stable and resistant to abrasion and cracking, products are easily colored and exhibit low fogging and odor. Read More

Services, Materials & Material Processing

Fiber Optic Tube Laser Cutting produces high quality edges.

September 10, 2015

Complimenting capabilities of existing 3,000 W BLM LT Fiber tube laser, 1,000 W BLM LT5 Fiber Optic Tube Laser supports ½–4 ¾ in. OD cutting capacities and is suited for thin wall tubing (1/8 in. thick or less). Material compatibility covers steel, stainless steel, copper, brass, bronze, aluminum, and galvanized pipe. Read More

Services

Custom Manufacturing Services aided by panel bender acquisition.

August 19, 2015

Making use of Salvagnini Panel Benders, Estes Design and Manufacturing provides lean and flexible production services. Acquisition of another panel bender increased capacity by 33% to meet additional needs of customers. Specific benefits of panel benders use include repeatability, accuracy, quality, lead-time reduction, part pre-staging, and automation. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Services

Die-Cut Electrically-Conductive Foam protects against EMI.

July 21, 2015

Designed for use in mobile Internet and other handheld devices, Rogers Corporation's Condux Plus electrically conductive foam provides protection against electromagnetic interference (EMI). Foam also exhibits consistent mechanical properties, and sheets will not deform during processing. Die-cutting of gaskets with clean, straight edges is available. Read More