With its popular CNC system for milling and turning machines, Siemens is offering the Sinumerik 828D Fast Package program for quick delivery to machine tool builders, system integrators and retrofitters. These pre-defined packages for typical standard milling and turning machines include the CNC, drive, motors and accessories.
Safran has adapted the Easybreath Subea snorkeling mask from sports retailer Decathlon to protect medical personnel from airborne droplets that could transmit the coronavirus, in conjunction with the engineering firm SEGULA Technologies and with support from the French Armed Forces Biomedical Research Institute (IRBA). Safran and SEGULA Technologies are offering open access to the files needed for 3D printing, based on a free license, thus allowing hospitals and healthcare professionals to make their own adaptation kits. Safran has already 3D-printed these kits, and is providing 200 modified masks to university hospitals.
By collaborating with wireless specialist LumenRadio, SKF has developed a new wireless sensor as part of a condition monitoring system for improving rotating equipment performance programs on a scale previously considered uneconomic.
Vacuum blocks from Schmalz now integrate the NFC transmission standard, marking the first-ever use of digital technology in the company’s vacuum clamping systems. This simplifies product identification for users via smartphone and also optimizes service processes.
With factories around the globe being idled and many of us now working from home, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a swift and severe impact on the world we live in. While these are certainly challenging times, it’s also an opportunity for us to improve and plan for what’s next. Here are a few ways 3D manufacturing simulation can help you in these times.