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Generative Design Comes to Fusion 360

You may recall from previous articles that Autodesk has been fairly active in the realm of generative design. Good news for generative design fans! Autodesk’s cloud-based Generative Design service is now available to users of Autodesk’s flagship Fusion 360 Ultimate software. What first started as a Skunkworks-esque project known as Project Dreamcatcher deep in the

New sealed wire-to-wire connectors

Molex is launching the new Squba 1.80mm pitch sealed wire-to-wire connector system, designed to fit in small spaces and provide protection against liquid, dust and dirt. The connectors carry up to a 6.0A current and provide an IP67 NEMA rating. Seals are retained with caps to provide manufacturers of sensors, lighting, vending machines and liquid

New 12V, 24V and 48V systems

Block has announced the introduction of two new 24V/40A uninterruptible power supplies. These DC-input UPS ensure reliable availability of safety-critical systems in the case of power failure. Block UPS supports 12V, 24V and 48V systems and can be either battery-powered or use capacitive energy storage.  Product selection will depend on the application. The battery-powered UPS supports various

Landmark in giant wind turbine project

The first of four 'jackets' has been installed at the Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm site by Orsted, 120km off the coast of Yorkshire. The foundation will support a massive 2800-tonne structure, known as a 'topside', to form an offshore substation. When completed in 2020 Hornsea Project One will be the biggest wind farm

Vocal power for manufacturers

Since its release, Amazon has sold over 20 million Echo devices with Alexa — the voice activated assistant. It has changed the way we complete many daily tasks, from shopping, to getting weather updates. Could it do the same for manufacturing? Here, Jonathan Wilkins, marketing director at obsolete parts supplier, EU Automation, explains how voice

Are 3D-printed Planes Coming to a Sky Near You?

Additive manufacturing and generative design combine for more efficient parts. (Image courtesy of Boeing.) Last week in sunny San Diego, Calif., experts of Dassault Systèmes gathered for the annual Community of Experts (COE) Experience and TechniFair. These experts included users, partners and educators of Dassault solutions such as CATIA V5 and 3DEXPERIENCE Platform. One such

Hydrogen for festival power

Non-road diesel engines account for between 5 and 10% of fine-particle pollution in world cities. These fine-particle emissions can be inhaled deep into the lungs and have been declared a carcinogen by the World Health Organisation’s International Agency for Research on Cancer. This effect is particularly problematic in cities where construction is an ongoing operation.

Combined cutting, bending and shaping

Cutting tubes is an art. A process is especially valuable if it avoids scrap and makes the immediately following process possible. For example, in exhaust technology in the automotive industry (at least when engine manifolds are involved), short tubes are frequently required, which feature numerous tight bends. Of course, there is always the option to

New power supply unit

The new Schurter PSUP switching power supply unit processes DC (127-370 VDC) or AC (90-264 VAC, 47-63 Hz) from the input side. A constant 24 VDC, with a power of 8W, is then available at the output. The housing of the PSUP is completely insulated and is rated IP42 for indoor use. The operating temperatures

Show time

To stay current with global technology introductions and peer into the future of manufacturing, there may be no better venue than IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show, held at the McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois, USA, from 10-15 September, 2018. “Because of the economic importance of the North American market, world-class companies plan their