Explore innovations supporting advances in manufacturing and rapid prototyping. Access the developments and solutions that have an impact on applications in 3D printing and automation.

Products: Imaging
Inspection System

Coherix (Ann Arbor, MI) has announced the Predator3D™, an advanced bead inspection system used to monitor and control the dispensing of structural adhesives and sealants. The Predator3D captures the 3D data, including...

Products: Imaging
Industrial Camera

JAI (San Jose, CA/Shanghai, China) has added the GO- 2400-PMCL to its Go Series of industrial cameras. A two-channel Mini Camera Link interface enables its Sony IMX174 CMOS imager to output full-resolution 2.35-megapixel...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Laser Modules for Harsh Environments

To prevent lasers from sustaining damage as a result of their environment, Laser Components (Bedford, NH) places them in housings that can withstand all conditions. Thanks to the IP67 protective class,...

Products: Photonics/Optics
CMOS Camera

The S-25A80/CXP camera from Adimec Electronic Imaging (Stoneham, MA) uses the ON Semiconductor Python 25k 25 MP CMOS global shutter image sensor. Images of 5120 x 5120 pixels are taken at a maximum of 80 full frames per second...

Products: Imaging
2D Optical Measuring Device

Titan Tool Supply, Inc. (Buffalo, NY) has introduced a mobile and compact 2D optimal measuring device that provides accurate and precise measurements of workpieces in a matter of seconds. Manufactured in Germany...

Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Rapid Alignment Mirror Mounts

The OS-Z range of mirror mounts from Optical Surfaces Ltd. (Surrey, UK) provides ultra-stable, stress-free mounting and rapid alignment of off-axis parabolic, spherical, and flat mirrors as well as wedge back...

Products: Photonics/Optics
Laser Polishing

PowerPhotonic (Dalgety Bay, UK) has spent many years developing a laser machining and polishing process to create ultra-high efficiency refractive optics, used in high power collimation and beam shaping applications. This...

High-definition digital projectors based on Texas Instruments’ DLP® technology are widely known for being used in more than 90% of the world’s digital movie theaters. However, DLP...

News: Manufacturing & Prototyping
3D Printer Produces Cartilage from Strands of Bioink

Strands of cow cartilage substitute for ink in a 3D bioprinting process that may one day create cartilage patches for worn out joints. A cartilage strand substitutes for ink in a 3D...

A college student who won a NASA design challenge recently had the tool he designed 3D-printed on the Additive Manufacturing Facility on the International Space Station. The Multipurpose...

News: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Bacteria Helps Make Chemicals from Wood Waste

The present-day chemical industry is based on oil. Many chemical products – from plastics through to detergents and solvents, to medication and crop protection products – have their...

News: Manufacturing & Prototyping
New Technology “Prints” Customized Pills

Researchers have found a way to make personalized medicine cheaper and easier through a tablet fabrication system that 3D prints a myriad of pills in just one tablet. While there are existing...

News: Energy
3D-Printed Polymer Turns Methane to Methanol

By combining biology and 3D printing, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists have created a reactor that continuously produces methanol from methane at room temperature and pressure.

News: Manufacturing & Prototyping
'On the Fly' 3D Printer Adjusts to Design Changes

In conventional 3D printing, a nozzle scans across a stage: depositing drops of plastic, rising slightly after each pass, and building an object in a series of layers. A new "on-the-fly" prototyping system from Cornell University allows the designer to make refinements while printing is in...

Articles: Aerospace
Products of Tomorrow: June 2016

The technologies NASA develops don’t just blast off into space. They also improve our lives here on Earth. Life-saving search-and-rescue tools, implantable medical devices, advances in commercial aircraft...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Product of the Month: June 2016

Stratasys, Eden Prairie, MN, introduced the J750 3D printer that produces full-color, multi-material prototypes and parts in a single 3D print without post-processing. Users can choose from more than 360,000...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Handheld Meters for Test Kits

OMEGA Engineering, Stamford, CT, offers the HHC200 Series portable, rugged environmental meters. Digital thermometers are offered in infrared and dual thermocouple models. Also available are light meters and...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Sampling Oscilloscopes

The N1092A, N1092B, and N1092D DCA-M sampling oscilloscopes from Keysight Technologies, Santa Rosa, CA, are designed for 25/100/400 Gb/s optical test. They measure low-power, high-data-rate NRZ and PAM-4 devices and...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Voltage/Current Source

The Model 526 Precision DC Voltage/Current Source/Calibrator from Krohn-Hite Corp., Brockton, MA, is a repeatable DC voltage source and DC current source that provides NIST-traceable voltages from ±100 nVdc to...

Products: Aerospace
Power Meters

Yokogawa Corporation of America, Newnan, GA, announced the WT300E series compact power meters that consists of the WT310E single-phase, WT310EH single-phase high current, WT332E two-element, and WT333E three-element models....

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Leak Detector

Pfeiffer Vacuum, Nashua, NH, offers the ASI 35 modular leak detection system for tracer gases helium and hydrogen in integral and localizing test procedures or a combination of both. An optional user interface can be...

Products: Aerospace
Power Analyzer

Tektronix, Beaverton, OR, introduced the PA3000 1- to 4-channel AC/DC power analyzer for testing single- and multiphase, high-efficiency AC-DC and DC-AC power supplies. It features 10-milliwatt standby power measurement...

Products: Aerospace
Mechatronics Platform

Eplan, Monheim, Germany, introduced Syngineer, a communication and information platform that interfaces MCAD, ECAD, and PLC software directly through the mechatronic structure. It synchronizes mechanical engineering,...

Products: Aerospace
Dual-Channel Transceiver

Red Rapids, Richardson, TX, introduced the Model 372 FPGA-configurable dual-channel transceiver that features a dual-channel 16-bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC) and dual-channel 16-bit digital-to-analog...

Products: Aerospace
EMI-Shielded Vents and Filters

Tech-Etch, Plymouth, MA, offers EMI-shielded vents and air filters in most shapes and sizes. Nine different aluminum honeycomb vents are offered in both standard and custom configurations. Shielded fan vents...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Motor Drive

The RoadRunner SoftStep R213S microstepping motor drive from Testra Corp. (Tempe, AZ) features an onboard processor that treats the input steps as small vector moves, and chains them together with 250 or 256 microsteps per...

Products: Motion Control
Positioners

ALM Positioners (Rock Island, IL) released the Model MHL1P 10,000-pound-capacity single-column positioner that features 68.5" vertical travel in 35 seconds; a pendant-controlled, 4-HP, column-mounted hydraulic unit for lifting...

Products: Motion Control
Linear Slide

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions (Waterbury, CT) introduced the WGS Wide Guide Screw linear slide that utilizes a screw-driven carriage. Length and speed are not limited by critical screw speed, allowing high RPM, linear speed, and...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Angle Sensors

Novotechnik U.S. (Southborough, MA) introduced the RSX-7900 Series angle sensors that provide up to IP69K ingress protection and ISO13849 PL-d safety compliance in a non-contacting design. The sensors are available in six...

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