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The aluminum extrusion (also known by ‘aluminum frames’) forming process is a bulk plastic deformation process. First, a billet of aluminum is preheated to a specified temperature that is still comfortably below the material melting point in order to facilitate ...

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At its simplest definition, a sensor is a device with the ability to detect physical occurrences and changes in the environment, process them as inputs, and then generate an output signal. Sensors play a significant part in the manufacturing industry ...

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The University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign Makerlab is the world’s first on-campus Business School 3D Printing Lab, with sixteen Makerbot Replicator 2 printers available for use. But if you look through the door of this lab on a Monday night, ...

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Each Spring, university students are building projects for design courses, or for competitions as a part of student groups such as the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) or the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). These students are motivated by their ...

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In February, MISUMI USA hosted a contest on Reddit for 3D Printer BOMs that used MISUMI components. We’d like to congratulate our second place winner, Brad Hopper, on his design of a deltabot 3D printer called the Hot Bot. According ...

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Earlier this year, MISUMI USA hosted a contest on Reddit for 3D Printer BOMs that used MISUMI components. We’d like to congratulate our first place winner, Andrew Chase-Ziolek, on his design of an Ultimaker 2 derivative called the Alumimaker 2. In ...

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The electric vehicle (EV) revolution continues to change the look, feel, and drive of the world’s automotive fleet.  Once extremely uncommon, a steadily increasing number of EVs can be spotted cruising around highways and byways across the country.  The EV ...

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