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7 Common System Types for Additive Manufacturing

There are a wide variety of Additive Manufacturing (AM) systems creating parts out of an assortment of materials. Engineers are learning to design parts for new AM systems AM is changing the way products are designed and parts being produced. Additive Manufacturing, or AM, is the process of creating a three-dimensional object directly from digital …

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6 Ways Industrial Lasers Process Materials

Technological development of lasers evolved rapidly and lower cost, highly reliable, fibers lasers were used to accurately engrave and mark parts. Use of laser across many industries has led to growth in use and processes. Lasers processing continues to get more powerful, accurate, and cost-effective. Developed in 1965 by Western Electric, the very first production …

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8 Common Types of Surface Treatments for Metal Parts

Engineers often specify an additional finishing treatment process for a portion, or all, of a metal part’s exterior surface Some treatments provide enhanced mechanical or electrical properties Processes include electroplating, chemical treatment, and hot dipping In an effort to prevent corrosion or simply improve appearance, engineers will often specify an additional finishing treatment process for …

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9 Automated Industrial Marking Methods for Part Identification

Part marking systems are often integrated into lean assembly cells and custom automation equipment Application of choice depends on the product material, functional requirements, budget, production rate, and end-use environment Nine common marking processes include paint dot and hot stamp Part marking systems are often integrated into lean assembly cells and custom automation equipment. While …

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10 Business Travel Hacks

Business travel doesn’t have to be stressful Maximize space when traveling for business and travel light Join TSA PreCheck and Global Entry program Travel has become difficult and even stressful. Sometimes it’s a lot of work just getting where you need to be for a business meeting, and your real job hasn’t even started yet! …

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6 Types of Dimensional Measurement Tools

Verifying a component conforms to the dimension and tolerances specified by a design engineer is important. Dimensional inspection devices rely on a number of factors of which to use and lead to the correct equipment to use. Selecting the right dimensional measurement tool to produce the result you need is critical. When manufacturing high-precision parts …

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How Dimensional Tolerances Impact Part Production Costs

Custom-manufactured components are defined by engineering drawings for consistent production Drawings define the allowable tolerance of each dimension Dimensional tolerances should be determined based on how the parts fit together and what the parts are intended to do   How much will a custom-manufactured component ultimately cost to produce? The answer depends on several factors. …

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KTC Engineers Mentor Students in Robot Challenge

KTC engineers helped to mentor St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute students Faculty and KTC representatives worked alongside students to provide guidance in building a working robot Students participated in First Robotics competition that attracted 50 high school teams Engineers from Keller Technology Corporation’s Buffalo area location invested in the next generation by taking on a small …

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MODEX 2018: Robotics Solutions and Record-Breaking Attendance Levels

More than 900 exhibitors from around the world and 30,000 guests attended MODEX 2018 Several exhibitors featured cutting-edge 6-axis robots picking and sorting products utilizing sophisticated machine vision and AI Demonstrations featured automated picking systems and heavy-duty autonomous robots Innovative robotics solutions dominated MODEX 2018, which lived up to its motto of “The Greatest Supply …

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Energy Secretary Gives ‘Seal of Approval’ to KTC Custom Equipment

KTC-supplied undulator for free-electron laser project was given the DOE’s “seal of approval” in the form of Secretary of Energy Rick Perry’s signature Perry visited the SLAC National Accelerator Lab to see progress being made on the superconducting upgrade to the accelerator that powers the X-ray laser KTC has played a key role in the …

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