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Students from the University of Leeds in the UK developed a rehabilitation device for stroke patients and a novel humanoid arm for testing it. The testing system can accurately mimic a variety of human patients for medical evaluation of rehabilitation devices, and the humanoid arm may have additional uses in the remote physiotherapy field. The students used LabVIEW software to implement that mathematical model of a human arm. To run the mechanism, a CompactRIO embedded controller with six NI 9505 modules each power an actuator which consists of two dc motors.
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Innova Engineering announces establishment of new research and development facility

Innova Engineering recently opened a new Research and Development facility in Santa Ana, California. The new facility allows for an expansion of capabilities and services offered by the engineering firm. With over 22 years of experience in the product development industry, Innova Engineering supports manufacturers in the medical, aerospace, automotive and consumer product industries, utilizing computer simulation

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Multiphysics 5.2a focuses on accuracy, usability, and apps

Comsol Multiphysics 5.2a has a number of user-driven features and enhancements that focus on accuracy, usability, and productivity. From new solvers and methods, to application design and deployment tools, software version 5.2a expands the electrical, mechanical, fluid, and chemical design and optimization capabilities. Three new solvers deliver faster and more memory efficient computations. The smoothed

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Predictive engineering analytics: Simcenter unifies, advances Siemens PLM’s simulation/test portfolio

By Bruce Jenkins • President • Ora Research One of Siemens PLM’s hallmarks is its track record of outstanding management of its acquisitions over many years. It consistently presents a compelling strategic rationale for the move, makes sensible, comprehensible commitments as to how it will operate and integrate the acquired business and its technologies—then follows

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First Vectis Shipment sent to China for Kamado Joe Assembly

Counterbalanced hinges made in Jamestown, NY Shipped to China for Assembly and Sales in US Weber Knapp shipped its inaugural shipment of Vectis™ counterbalances hinges to China for assembly in the popular Kamado Joe® smokers to be sold in the US. More than 2,600 units were sent. The Kamado Joe ceramic smoker has become a

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Chinese fire drill over trade

by Leland Teschler, Executive Editor Many moons ago I encountered the first auto I’d ever seen that was manufactured in China. It sat in Detroit’s North American International Auto Show, the premier event for vehicle introductions in the U.S. My experience opening the driver-side door set the tone of that initial encounter: A loud and

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Visit B&R in Chicago at IMTS 2016

Visit the B&R booth to learn about the integrated machine control platform and advanced technologies At this year’s International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS), from September 12-17 in Chicago’s McCormick Place, B&R Industrial Automation Corp will exhibit its innovative automation solutions at booth E-4115. B&R specializes in standards-based, scalable and modular control systems integrating CNC, logic,

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Svendborg Brakes’ SOBO ® iQ Braking Control Goes Mobile

SOBO® iQ controls are now accessible from both Android and IOS mobile devices. This new level of convenient accessibility is significant since most SOBO iQ controls are installed in tough, hard-to-reach, isolated areas such as underground or overland mining conveyors. Users can remotely access and monitor their Svendborg Brakes SOBO® iQ controls by simply downloading

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Technopolymer Plastic Lockable Safety Five Lobed Knobs

J.W. Winco, Inc., a supplier of standard industrial machine components, announced it now offers EN 5337.9 Technopolymer Plastic Lockable Safety Five Lobed Knobs, With Tapped Brass Insert, in metric sizes. These RoHS-compliant safety five lobed knobs are temperature resistant to 100°C (215°F), as well as resistant to solvents, oils, grease and other chemical agents. To

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Test Sequence Application for More Efficient Testing of Connected Car Designs

Anritsu Company introduces Cellular Module Test Application (CMTA) software for its Signaling Testers MD8475A/B which provides test cases to dramatically simplify testing chipsets and automotive-related telematics modules used in connected car designs and implementation. Integrating the new CMTA test package with the MD8475A/B through Anritsu’s innovative SmartStudio GUI allows automotive manufacturers and suppliers to verify

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Chemically resistant 3D printing material

igus has expanded its range of wear-resistant “Tribo-Filaments” for 3D printing with the introduction of the chemical resistant iglide C210 printable material. Prototypes and custom small-batch components can be 3d printed and put into contact with chemicals and aggressive cleaning agents. The C210 material withstands a number of acids and solvents, as well as hydrogen […]

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Optomec claims breakthrough in 3D Printing enables micron-scale smart structures

Optomec’s Aerosol Jet Technology can enable 3D polymer and composite structures to be printed at the micron scale with embedded electronics. This breakthrough could potentially reduce the cost and size of next-generation products used in the electronics and bio-medical industries. This new capability is the result of the Aerosol Jet’s ability to print fine features […]

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What the FDA wants to tell you about additive manufacturing

The advances 3D printing/additive manufacturing is bringing to the field of medicine are transformative. And the FDA has noticed. The FDA has become very involved in 3D printing, hosting a 3D printing workshop at the end of 2014, and working with several additive machines to get an understanding of what’s critical and what’s not. The […]

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Edmund Optics® TECHSPEC® Filters improve system performance

Edmund Optics® (EO), the premier provider of optical components, introduces three new TECHSPEC® Hard Coated Filters: High Performance OD 4 Shortpass Filters, High Performance OD 4 Longpass Filters and Imaging Filters . These new lines join existing Hard Coated OD 4 Bandpass Filters with series at 10nm (213 models), 25nm (108 models) and 50nm (147

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Software Blocks for development of plastics machinery

K 2016: B&R presents mapp Technology for the plastics industry At K 2016, from October 19-26, B&R will be demonstrating how to greatly simplify the development of applications for injection presses, extruders and blow molding machines (Hall 12, Booth B16). Modular software blocks can reduce development times by an average of two-thirds. Develop 3-times faster

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3MF extensions address needs for productivity and full part description

The 3MF Consortium (3MF) released two free specification extensions to its 3MF Core Specification 1.1 for general availability.  These extensions are the 3MF Production Extension and the 3MF Slice Extension. They will enable high-volume additive manufacturing facilities to better integrate and manage their 3D printing operations. 3MF Production Extension For high-volume users such as service […]

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