Thursday, 14 September 2017

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Physical models convey ideas to collaborators, clients and marketers in ways computer models cant, rapid prototyping facilitates the clear, detailed feedback essential to product success, and lets designers quickly respond to input. Test in the real world

Design iteratively

No matter what you design, you almost never achieve a flawless product right out of the gate. Rigorous testing, evaluation and refinement are the best means to assess what works and what doesnt. Rapid prototyping with 3D printing provides the flexibility required to make this crucial trial and error process possible for physical products.

Reduce scrap and reworkIn general, the later a problem is discovered, the more costly it will be to correct. Finding and fixing problems early in the design cycle is essential to preventing scrap, rework and retooling. Rapid prototyping with 3D printing allows industrial designers and engineers more revisions in less time, so they can test thoroughly while still reducing time to market.

Know exactly how your products will look and perform before investing in tooling. A wide range of 3D printing materials can produce tough functional prototypes for highly accurate performance testing, or realistic models that look and feel like your finished products. Photopolymers, thermoplastics, metals and composite materials provide a full spectrum of material properties, many of which withstand secondary processes like sealing, polishing, painting, metallization or electroplating 3d printer.

3D printed prototyping is quite simply revolutionizing product design. The ability to turn your vision into reality in a matter of hours not only accelerates the manufacturing cycle, it also means that you have more time and opportunities to perfect design before production. Get your designs experienced the way they deserve, that the powerful advantage of Stratasys rapid prototyping.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

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Solar energy is growing in use by homeowners to reduce electricity bills, but the major factor that discourages many homeowners from switching is cost. While the price of solar panels has been reduced to nearly one-tenth of the original cost, to purchase a full setup it can still cost upwards of 20 to 30 thousand dollars.

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Solar power is generally created by converting solar radiation into electricity. This solar power can then be converted to other types of energy to meet any of your household energy needs. This type of energy is extremely efficient and very environmentally friendly since it is renewable. Not only is it renewable, but there’s a surplus of solar energy available, and there will be for several million years.

There are two uses for solar radiation. It can be converted and used to warm-up homes and water, or converted into electricity. Heat given off into the air can warm-up an entire home, and water warmed by means of solar radiation has multiple uses, such as showering and cooking. Solar energy when converted into electricity has all the uses normal electricity has, and is a commonly used form of residential power.

Fossil fuels, particularly gas, are no longer a necessity when solar power is used to power your home. Personal solar panels can be purchased to generate free electricity. It’s recommended that expert help is used when setting up a brand new solar-power system, or at the bare minimumFree Web Content, reading a book on how to set it up.

Sunday, 27 August 2017

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Friday, 25 August 2017

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3D printed prototyping is quite simply revolutionizing product design. The ability to turn your vision into reality in a matter of hours not only accelerates the manufacturing cycle, it also means that you have more time and opportunities to perfect design before production. Get your designs experienced the way they deserve, that’s the powerful advantage of Stratasys rapid prototyping. 

Design iteratively
No matter what you design, you almost never achieve a flawless product right out of the gate. Rigorous testing, evaluation and refinement are the best means to assess what works and what doesn’t. Rapid prototyping with 3D printing provides the flexibility required to make this crucial trial and error process possible for physical products.

Reduce scrap and reworkIn general, the later a problem is discovered, the more costly it will be to correct. Finding and fixing problems early in the design cycle is essential to preventing scrap, rework and retooling. Rapid prototyping with 3D printing allows industrial designers and engineers more revisions in less time, so they can test thoroughly while still reducing time to market.

Communicate ideas

Physical models convey ideas to collaborators, clients and marketers in ways computer models can’t. Rapid prototyping facilitates the clear, detailed feedback essential to product success, and lets designers quickly respond to input.

Test in the real world

Know exactly how your products will look and perform before investing in tooling. A wide range of 3D printing materials can produce tough functional prototypes for highly accurate performance testing, or realistic models that look and feel like your finished products. Photopolymers, thermoplastics, metals and composite materials provide a full spectrum of material properties, many of which withstand secondary processes like sealing, polishing, painting, metallization or electroplating. 3D Printer. 

Plus, if your final production process will require molds, patterns or layups, you can 3D print short-run tooling to prove out your products and manufacturing processes before making big investments.

Monday, 7 August 2017

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Email marketing is the oldest form of online marketing, and it's only gotten more bigger as the use of email increases. No matter how many new types of marketing come into being, from video to social media, none ever replaces email marketing as a way to market products and generate visitors.

Email marketing is the oldest form of online marketing, and it's only gotten more bigger as the use of email increases. No matter how many new types of marketing come into being, from video to social media, none ever replaces email marketing as a way to market products and generate visitors. The following email marketing techniques have been shown to work well.

Our first item is to mention that one of the keys to sustainability with email list marketing is to keep things ethical and upfront at all times. Just doing that helps to build trust and solidify your relationship with subscribers which is crucial to success. Naturally, avoiding even the appearance of spam-like behavior is of utmost importance. As you probably know, one practice with email spammers is they purposely make it hard to get away from them - unsubscribe. However, for honest marketers that's never a problem because any auto responder service that is used will require the inclusion of an unsubscribe link in each email. That is a necessary step, but for honest marketers there's never a problem with that. That is also a measure that can help you, too. But it's also a trend that has been going on because countries all around the world are concerned about the spam problem. There are only good reasons for doing things the right way, perhaps the most important reason is it will be more profitable. Giving your subscribers and potential customers as much control as possible helps them to feel like you have respect for them, and that will go far and speak volumes for you. Using ethical standards in all your email campaigns will help to make your success a long-term proposition.

You can also use the technique of offering your subscribers a bribe. Everyone likes to receive gifts or something for nothing. By delivering free bribes or gifts to your subscribers, you can boost your subscription rate and grow your list. This idea can be profitable for you by using it on two separate groups.

It can be used as a way to bring you fresh subscribers, but it can also be used to get your current subscribers to work on your behalf to bring you more traffic. This is how you grow your list and also make the most out of it. If you want to get more subscribers, conversions and sales you have to apply tactics like this. Free offers also have the potential to turn viral if enough people forward the message and bring you more traffic.

Focus on your stats and on what they say. Of email marketing services give you the information on where your current campaign will carry you and what your stats are. You must be sure to monitor all activity from your clicks and opens to unsubscribes. When you're just getting starting with your campaign, try out different types of formats and place your link in different areas to see how your subscribers respond back. Compare the outcome and see how it is possible for improvement.

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Sunday, 30 July 2017

Injection molding is a popular manufacturing method for many reasons. It has proven especially valuable to those in the consumer product development sector, since plastics are a primary component of many consumer products, and injection molding is one of the best ways to manufacture plastics. Let’s take a quick look at the three major phases of the injection molding process, and then discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the process.

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Injection Molding Process, Basic Step 1: Product Design 

Design is one of the most important facets of the production process because it’s the earliest opportunity to prevent expensive mistakes later on. (Of course, determining whether you have a good idea in the first place is also important, but more on that here.) There are many objectives to design for: function, aesthetics, manufacturability, assembly, etc. The right design is one that accomplishes the required objectives to a satisfactory level, but it may take a lot of creativity to get there. Product design is most often accomplished with computer aided design (CAD) software, like SolidWorks. (Click here for nine pro tips on how to best use SolidWorks in design and engineering.) Proficiency with CAD software is vital because it allows for quicker iterations and more accurate prototyping if necessary.M

Design and engineering for injection molding 

Some specific ways to avoid costly mistakes during the product design process are to plan for uniform wall thickness whenever possible, and to gradually transition from one thickness to another when changes in thickness are not avoidable. It is also important to avoid building stress into the design, such as corners that are 90 degrees or less. (Read more about Injection Molding Defects here.) 

A skilled team of design engineers will be able to brainstorm, design, and improve upon a variety of solutions to meet the particular complexities of a specific project. The design team at Creative Mechanisms has combined decades of experience creating elegant solutions to complex problems. Meet some of our team here, here, or here, or visit our Customer Testimonials page to see what previous and current clients have to say about our product design capabilities. We think you’ll be impressed.

Injection Molding Process, Basic Step 2: Mold Design 

After a looks-like, feels-like design has been tested and slated for further production, the mold (or die) needs to be designed for injection mold manufacturing. Molds are commonly made from these types of metals: 

Hardened steel: Typically the most expensive material to use for a mold, and generally the longest-lasting (which can drive down price per unit). This makes hardened steel a good material choice for products where multiple hundreds of thousands are to be produced. Prehardened steel: Does not last as many cycles as hardened steel, and is less expensive to create. Aluminum: Most commonly used for single cavity "Prototype Tooling" when a relatively low number of parts are needed for testing. Once the injection molded parts from this tool are tested and approved, then a multi cavity steel production tool is produced. It is possible to get many thousands of parts from an aluminum tool but typically it is used for lower quantities. 

Beryllium-Copper alloy: Typically used in areas of the mold that need fast heat removal or where shear heat is concentrated. 

Creating Prototypes In Injection Molding MaterialJust as with overall product design, mold design is another opportunity to prevent defects during the injection molding process. We have previously written blogs on the Top 10 Injection Molding Defects and Avoiding Mistakes in Injection Molding, but here are some examples of how poor mold design can be a costly mistake: 

Not designing the proper draft: This refers to the angle at which the finished product is ejected from the mold. An insufficient draft can lead to ejection problems, costing significant time and money. Improperly placed or sized gates: Gates are the openings in a mold through which thermoset or thermoplastic material is injected. Each will leave a vestige (scar), which can create aesthetic or functional problems if not properly placed. 

The number of parts (cycles) required, as well as the material they will be made of will help drive decision-making as to how and with what materials to create the mold.

Injection Molding Process, Basic Step 3: The Manufacturing Process 

When a product has been properly designed, approved, and die cast, it’s time to start the actual manufacturing! Here are the basics of the injection molding process… 

Thermoset or thermoplastic material in granular form is fed through a hopper into a heating barrel. (Learn more about the differences between plastics in our PLASTICS course.) The plastic is heated to a predetermined temperature and driven by a large screw through the gate(s) and into the mold. Once the mold is filled, the screw will remain in place to apply appropriate pressure for the duration of a predetermined cooling time. Upon reaching this point, the screw is withdrawn, the mold opened, and the part ejected. Gates will either shear off automatically or be manually removed. This cycle will repeat over and over, and can be used to create hundreds of thousands of parts in a relatively short amount of time.

Is injection molding an appropriate manufacturing method for your concept or part? Creative Mechanisms is your one-stop-shop for product design when parts will eventually be injection molded. Our design team is highly experienced at creating efficient, functional, and aesthetically pleasing models that are ready for production. We pride ourselves on our ability to work quickly, communicate effectively, and provide transparency throughout the design process. Please visit our Customer Testimonials page to get a better feel for the caliber of work we accomplish for our clients, and thank you for reading!

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

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Sinterite is a leading manufacturer of Continuous Mesh Belt Furnaces (also referred to as Conveyor Belt Furnaces). All Sinterite furnaces are custom-designed to your particular specifications and application.

The number of controlled heating and cooling zones, length of control zones, cooling zones, belt width, control cabinets, and type of atmosphere control system can all be customized to meet your exact processing needs.

Metallurgical Processes:

• Sintering

• Brazing

• Annealing

• Tempering

• Steam Treating

• Drying

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Standard Features:

• Modular Ceramic Fiber Insulation Package

• Silicon Controlled Rectifiers (SCR) or Contactor Power Control

• Stainless Steel or Ceramic Muffles

• Silicon Carbide or Metallic Heating Elements

• Roller Mounted Cooling Chambers for Full Support

• Digital Zone Control Over-Temperature Safety in Each Zone

• Atmosphere Systems to NFPA Standards

• All to NFPA Standards


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• Enhanced Supervisory Control System (Recipes, Data Logging, Trending, Alarm History and Graphical HMI)

• Stack Emissions Incinerators

• Dew point, Oxygen, % Hydrogen, Carbon Monitors or Control

• HyperCooler Sinter-Hardening Units

• Atmosphere Sampling/Safety Systems Link

These controlled atmosphere belt furnaces are available with temperature ranges up to 1150°C and with various process atmospheres including hydrogen and nitrogen. BTU designs and manufactures inline controlled atmosphere furnaces for a number applications including:

Flux-free Hydrogen wafer bump reflow

Glass-to-metal sealing

Direct bond copper

Brazing

Sintering

Heat-treating

Fast Fire Nitrogen and Hydrogen Belt FurnacesThese belt furnaces are fully customizable to meet varying process/production requirements. Key features include: