Applications & Technology

From Prototype to Product: 3D Printing Reshapes Manufacturing

From Prototype to Product: 3D Printing Reshapes Manufacturing

3D printing (additive manufacturing) has made headlines for producing everything from prosthetics to pizza.  In addition, many automotive manufacturers including Ford and Lamborghini have announced that they 3D print prototypes of components for their vehicles. For more on prototyping, check out our new time-lapsed video of an prototype being printed — 3D Printing

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3D Printing for Prototyping: From Start to Finish

3D Printing for Prototyping: From Start to Finish

In another post, we shared 3 ways 3D printing is reshaping manufacturing.  For this post, we took a look one of the most common uses for 3D printing: prototyping.  According to a recent survey by PwC, 34% of surveyed companies utilize 3D printing for prototyping.  Keep reading

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Security on the Highest Level

Security on the Highest Level

Comtrol Corporation, a long-standing business partner with SICK, has a number of applications for the LMS series and LD-LRS 2D laser scanners from SICK. Over the past 5 years, Comtrol has worked with integration partners to get the LMS certified to be used as an intrusion detection

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10 Automated Line Changeover Considerations

10 Automated Line Changeover Considerations

If you take a walk down the laundry aisle of the store, you’re sure to find plenty of variety in each detergent brand, from the size to the scent to the stain-fighting or hypoallergenic properties.  You can choose anything from the mini economy bottle to the bulk

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Top 5 Applications for Inductive Sensors on Packaging Machines

Top 5 Applications for Inductive Sensors on Packaging Machines

A carton of milk, a can of soda, and a squeeze tube of…mayonnaise?  What do these three items have in common?  Other than being items on your grocery list, all three may have been packaged with the use of an inductive sensor, an ideal sensor for many

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