Nexa and Henkel announce expanded collaboration to jointly develop turnkey AM production systems to accelerate adoption in targeted end use markets

Opening of full scale additive manufacturing customer center Düsseldorf, Germany, and Ventura, California – Nexa3D, the maker of ultrafast polymer 3D printers, today announced the opening of its first full scale additive manufacturing customer center; NEXTFACTORY in Ventura CA, in partnership with Henkel. Co-located within the Nexa3D global headquarters, NEXTFACTORY provides current and potential customers […]

Power transmission torque measurement: NCTE’s inline shaft mounted torque sensors are available from Ixthus

The German manufacturer NCTE develops and manufactures in-line shaft sensors that measure torque and other forces such as shear and bending moment. Available with full support in the UK from Ixthus Instrumentation, these directly mounted sensors are especially practical for dynamic, high precision load measurement of power transmission and power take-off (PTO) shafts where real-time […]

Exchange about the future: zenon Innovation Days

From September 7 to 9, the software manufacturer COPA-DATA invited selected customers, partners and research institutions to its hometown of Salzburg, Austria, for the first-ever zenon Innovation Days. Technicians and practitioners from 32 companies operating in different industries discussed the challenges of digitalization and automation and how to reduce tension in the advancing fusion of […]

The sense of touch

~ Tactile technologies for cobots ~ Cobots have now been developed to a point where the only thing differentiating them from their human co-workers is soft-skills. Developing adaptive capabilities like decision-making or problem-solving in cobots is challenging for engineers, but progress is inevitable. With state-of-the-art sensors, actuators and software, cobots are now capable of experiencing […]