Industry Insights

  1. Six Ways To Cut Machining Costs
    10/3/2017

    Proto Labs has been in the machining business since 1999, and in that time, they’ve learned a thing or two about the intricacies of the CNC machining process. This document contains a compilation of their shared knowledge as it relates to reducing your overall costs by trimming machine expenses.

  2. Design Considerations For The Visual Appearance Of Injection-Molded Plastic Parts
    10/3/2017

    The success of the products we design can often be affected by their visual appearance.

  3. Designing For Moldability: Undercuts And Through-Holes
    10/3/2017

    With this white paper, designers can address the challenges of parts that have indentations, through-holes, and other features that don’t point straight up or down.

  4. 5 Design Considerations To Improve Success Rate Of Multi-Cavity Molds
    10/3/2017

    It is important to recognize that parts behave differently in multi-cavity tooling unless tweaks are made to the part, the process, or material.  This article talks about how to use adjustments such as holding the gate, employing side-actions or pick-outs, utilizing family molds, and using easy-flow materials to successfully upgrade single cavity molds to multi-cavity molds.

  5. Five Things You Need To Know To Obtain Quality Micromolded Parts
    10/2/2017

    Micromolding requires a high level of attention to detail, making it important to understand what it takes to obtain quality micromolded parts from your supplier.

  6. Surgical Robots For Minimally Invasive Procedures
    10/2/2017

    Today’s next-generation surgeries are performed with the most minimally invasive procedures to date through the use of Intuitive Surgical Inc.’s da Vinci™S HD Surgical System. This system is designed to incorporate the height of motion control technologies to provide the smoothest motion and the most accurate movements that are reminiscent of a skilled surgeon, even at slow and calculated speeds. This white paper introduces the different parts of these surgical robots, how they operate, their advantages, and how maxon motors are used in these systems.

  7. Respiration Therapy With maxon motors
    10/2/2017

    There are a large range of available therapy options for the many different types of sleep diseases and sleep disorders. Within respiration devices for clinical and home use, maxon motors are the driving force at the core of each device. This application note discusses how maxon motors are used in respiration therapy.

  8. Implantable Medication Delivery Systems: Where Every Microliter Counts
    10/2/2017

    Patients that suffer from chronic pain, metabolic disorders, central nervous system disorders, and tumor diseases require accurately dosed medications. This can be done through the use of implantable medication delivery systems. Many times, implantable medication delivery systems are vital for patient survival, and therefore must be completely reliable. maxon motor manufactures high-precision micro drives for these systems.

  9. Choosing The Right Drive Technology
    10/2/2017

    Numerous variations of drive technologies are available for motion applications, but there are a handful used for the majority of systems that are built today. This white paper addresses the most common drives used for today’s motion applications, and aims to help users better understand the drives that they are using.

  10. Motor Type Selection
    10/2/2017

    There are many parameters that are used to define motor types, such as the mechanical output power, the shaft bearing system, and the combinations with gearheads and sensors. When choosing a motor type the most important criteria to consider includes the speed and torque requirements as well as the communications system. This white paper details the formulas to use to determine selection criteria, and offers comparative data for both DC and EC motors.