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Patented Laser Welding Process Enables Closed-Loop Medical Device Recycling and Reduced Waste
Four Ways to Harness the Power of Lasers for Manufacturing Excellence
Ingersoll Rand QX Series 40V Torque Multiplier for Power, Precision
Emerson Branson GMX-HP Ultrasonic Metal Welder Offers Flexibility, Productivity
Pass the Shock Test: a Case Study in Designing a Custom Isolator
Why Tubing Trumps Piping
Which are Best: Brass or Steel Threaded Inserts?
Getting the Right Adhesive to Join Plastic Parts
Patrick J. Courtney
Engineers need to match the adhesive to the plastic to get strong, durable bonds. They must also design the joint with the plastic in mind.
Shaft Keys 101
Dennis G. Berg
A simple mechanical part can reduce manufacturing costs and machine downtime.
Choosing the Right Automated Joining Solution for Your Assembly Application
Current trends in automated assembly require manufacturers to reconsider outdated processes and expand production capabilities. Here are a few pointers to consider.
2023 IDEA Awards: Help us to Spotlight Product Design Excellence
For the third year running, we honor the top innovations in industrial design, engineering and automation—as nominated and voted upon by you, our readers.
Best Practices for Using Blind Rivets
Four rules engineers should follow to get the most bang out of pop rivets.
The Preload Matters…A Lot
The Case for Wire Feedthroughs
Weld Them or Braze Them? How Should You Join Metal Parts?
Finger to the Wind: MD&M West 2023 Exhibitors Call the Trends
Bolts, Bolts, Bolts: A Gallery
Here are a few of the many types of bolts used by consumers and industry.
Laser Plastic Welding Technology
At MD&M West, Emerson demoed its Branson laser plastic welding portfolio, including a Galvo welder that uses photons to weld plastics without vibration and contamination.
How to Identify Threads on Hydraulic Fitting
A relatively simple four-step process will do the trick.
Courtesy Sharpe products
Metal Tube Bending: Managing the Weld Seam
Pick the right technique for the right application.
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