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Product Design & Assembly Features

How much does it cost to ask for help?

Mark Checkley of KEB Automation discusses the pitfalls associated with engineers calling suppliers late in the design cycle, as well as the benefits to be gained if they were to engage earlier.

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How do you select the right retaining ring?

Retaining rings – also known as snap rings and circlips – are metal fasteners installed into a groove on a shaft or in a housing or bore to retain an assembly.

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3D-printed anatomical models increase patient care and reduce operation costs

Spinal surgery is highly complex. Therefore, surgeons often practise these operations on models. In a complicated case of a severely deformed spine, Newcastle Hospital used a 3D-printed anatomical model to simulate the operation, improving the patient experience and saving £8000 in costs associated with the surgery.

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High-speed laser cutting machine uses novel CNC techniques to accelerate throughput

NUM is helping Grupo Plasma Automation develop an innovative high-speed laser cutting machine that uses real-time adaptive height control to accelerate throughput.

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