Engineering & Design

Mercury Removal Market Could Surpass $10 Billion

The market for systems and consumables to remove mercury from stack gases could exceed $10 billion by 2020, according to market researcher McIlvaine Co. And the biggest near-term market is in the U.S. Regulatory Status Application Europe Americas Asia Waste-to-Energy yes yes yes Utility Power Air No, but most plants have scrubbers yes China on the path Utility Power Water yes pending pending...

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MakerBot Aims to Put 3D Printers in Every School

MakerBot, the desktop 3D printer manufacturer recently acquired by Stratasys, wants to put a 3D printer in every school in the United States. MakerBot has teamed with Donors Choose to help teachers aquire MakerBot Replicator 2 3D printers for their classrooms through crowdfunding. Individuals and corporations can make tax-deductible donations to the MakerBot Academy 3D Printing package on...

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GE Aviation Breaks Ground on North Carolina Facility

GE Aviation broke ground on a new composites manufacturing facility in Asheville, N.C., where it will produce engine components from advanced ceramic matrix composite (CMC) materials. The groundbreaking for the 170,000 sq-ft facility was attended by Sanjay Correa, vice president of GE's CMC Program; Mike Kauggman, senior executive of composites manufacturing; North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory; and...

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Hitting the Nuisance Alarm Issue in Process Safety

Process plants and pipelines generate "thousands of alarms" every day, says Honeywell. While many of them are not serious, the company notes that they still lead to "billion-dollar" losses in the process industries due to their ineffective management. Credit: Grant Cochrane at FreeDigitalPhotos.net Honeywell cites the Abnormal Situation Management (ASM) Consortium as saying the nuisance alarm...

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Mazak Tube Gear 150 Cuts Tubes and Pipes at High Speed

Mazak has unveiled a new 2D laser cutting system designed for high-speed tube and pipe cutting. The Tube Gear 150 laser cutting system, available in a 2.5 kw or 4 kW resonator, is geared towards highly efficient, high-speed tube and pipe cutting operations that require extreme precision. The system uses a three-chuck design, which muffles vibration during high-speed cutting, for increased...

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Jet Edge Unveils Three New Cutting Systems at FABTECH 2013

Waterjet cutting systems manufacturer Jet Edge unveiled three new systems designed for farm and small machine shops at FABTECH 2013 in Chicago. The Farm-Jet and Tach-Ket waterjet cutting systems are aimed at the farm machine shop looking to use pre-existing equipment to improve cutting capability. The Farm-Jet is a 55,000 psi waterjet cutter that uses a power take-off (PTO) direct-drive...

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Hydraulic Institute, Pump Systems Matter to Hold Pump Systems Optimization Webinars

The Hydraulic Institute (HI) and affiliate Pump Systems Matter (PSM) have released details of the upcoming Pump Systems Optimization two-part webinar series. The free series will show participants where to examine and identify opportunities for energy savings, how to increase profitability, and how to increase reliability in their pumping systems. Optimized pump systems can raise overall...

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Budget Metal 3D Printer in the Works

[embed]http://vimeo.com/78961565[/embed] Common desktop 3D printers are usually fuse deposition modeling (FDM) printers, in which layer melted plastic is fed via a spool to create a shape in a work envelope. Other varieties of additive manufacturing (AM) printers use lasers to combine materials, and can use various media like metal sand particles to create products. However, printers that can...

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German Company Restructuring Machining Operations in Europe

The KraussMaffei Group is closing a machining plant in Treuchtlingen, Germany, and moving operations south to cut costs and better position components produced by the company. The plant manufactures components for small and mid-sized injection molding machines and extruders. Operations will be moved to the KraussMaffei headquarters factory in Munich, and a newer plant in Sucany, Slovakia, which...

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Azbil Looks to Grow in North America, Soon to Launch Advanced Valve Positioner

Japan's Azbil, formerly known as Yamatake, which makes industrial automation and control products, and whose North America headquarters is in Phoenix, in January will introduce a range of smart valve positioners that will incorporate advanced remote diagnostic capabilities. They will dovetail into the supplier's Plug-In Valstaff maintenance support system. Fumio Kuroki, marketing manager for...

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