To develop and build robotic arms and grippers smart and efficiently, KUKA reaches out for innovative technologies like 3D printing. In the design process of new robots and new custom applications they early and often use 3D printing to fasten the development cycles.
Anyone in product development can confirm: progress is not always linear. Going from an idea to a reality takes careful consideration, implementation and verification, often with rounds of redesign and refinement in between. And while we rely on the function of a product, we engage with the form, making each aspect meaningful to the overall user experience.
SOLIDWORKS World provided a great opportunity to get closer to some of the most innovative and popular industrial trends today. Building on the success of the Design for Additive Manufacturing learning path introduced at SOLIDWORKS World 2017, this year’s breakout sessions were dedicated to Additive Manufacturing. Events like the Additive Manufacturing Symposium make it easier for everyone to get a comprehensive overview of the latest and greatest 3D printing technology from industry experts.
Industrial Automation Fair Guangzhou (SIAF) will open its doors from 4 – 6 March at the China Import and Export Fair Complex in Guangzhou, China. Held concurrently with Asiamold － Guangzhou International Mould & Die Exhibition, the three-day fairs will welcome a record number of more than 850 exhibitors from 20 countries and regions to present their latest offerings over 55,000 sqm of exhibition space. Altogether, the events are expected to attract over 65,000 professional buyers from around the world. There will also be 80 talks during the concurrent event programme which will cover an array of key industry-related matters, bringing the overall scale of the fairs to a new tier.
3D Systems announced 3DXpert™ for SOLIDWORKS. By combining the tools that designers need from 3D Systems’ 3DXpert with SOLIDWORKS from Dassault Systèmes, 3D Systems provides a distinct and exclusive advantage to all SOLIDWORKS users. The new 3DXpert for SOLIDWORKS product enables SOLIDWORKS users to prepare and optimize designs for both plastic and metal additive manufacturing.
Manufacturing industry is in a transition stage taking big leaps towards digitization and automation; resulting in what we today call as Industry 4.0. Some of the aggressive users of robotic technology and artificial intelligence – something most players are still grappling to adopt in the manufacturing industry – see artificial intelligence the next big logical step for improving the productivity.
Over the past thirty years, Additive Manufacturing (AM) technology has become a familiar route for validating CAD before committing to costly manufacturing tooling and processes. It may come as a surprise to some just how broadly the range of roles AM technology now plays in mechanical design and manufacturing, thanks to the swiftly changing professional desktop 3D printer ecosystem.
EOS, one of the world’s leading technology suppliers in the field of industrial 3D printing of metals and polymers, is pleased to announce its collaboration with Continental. With the purchase of several EOS M 290 systems, Continental is investing in industrial 3D printing as a production technology. The company is deploying the EOS systems to produce metal components in series and has also received key support from EOS in installing the systems, training employees, developing applications, and launching manufacturing capacities.