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Industrial Automation in 2020: From Mechanization to Automation

Mon Apr 6, 2020

Table of Contents
Why industrial automation is important 
Advantages and Disadvantages of Industrial Automation
The Hierarchy of Industrial Automation
Types of Automation Tools
Industrial Automation Examples
Automation in 2020 and beyond

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An Introduction to Finite Element Modeling

Wed Feb 5, 2020
  1. What do you do?
  2. What Exactly is FEM?
  3. What You Need to Know About Choosing a FEM Modeler
  4. FEM and Partial Differential Equations
  5. Finite Element Analysis
  6. Who Uses FEM?
  7. How to start building an FEM application?

 

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3 Core Components of CFD Analysis

Tue Feb 4, 2020

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is a type of analysis that provides insight into solving complex problems, and allows engineers the ability to test the effects of fluid flow on their designs - this is done without the need to conduct real-world experiments.

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What is a WRL File?

Wed Jan 15, 2020

WRL files are an extension of the Virtual Reality Modeling Language (VRML) format . VRML file types enable browser plugins to display virtual reality environments. The term VRML is often referred to as “worlds” or vrml world file - which is also what WRL actually stands for.

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The Main Benefits and Disadvantages of Voxel Modeling

Wed Dec 18, 2019

Voxels are to 3D what pixels are to 2D.

Firstly -- let’s examine what pixels actually are. Everything you see on your computer screen is made up of very small squares called “pixels.” 

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The Main Benefits and Disadvantages of Point-Cloud Modeling

Tue Dec 17, 2019

Point-cloud modeling is typically used in the process of 3D scanning objects. 

Rather than defining surfaces through mathematical formulas, or building them out of rudimentary shapes like triangles -- point cloud modeling creates a representation of a 3D object with densely placed vertices -- or “points” -- along its surface. 

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The Main Benefits and Disadvantages of Polygonal Modeling

Tue Dec 17, 2019

Polygonal (or polyhedral) modeling is the most common type of modeling for video games and animation studios. 

This type of modeling builds 3D objects out of smaller components called “tris” (triangles) or “polys” (polygons).

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The Main Benefits and Disadvantages of BRep Modeling

Fri Dec 6, 2019

BRep modeling, or Boundary Representation modeling, is, in CAD applications, the most common type of modeling. BRep is a mathematically precise representation of a 3D object. This representation defines the geometric boundaries between solid and non-solid geometries. 

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Key 3D Printer Programming Requirements

Mon Sep 30, 2019

(Stratasys V650 Flex. Source: Javelin-Tech)

3D printing has emerged as a popular 3D model fabrication option. Be it prototyping or showing off proof-of-concepts, or using additive manufacturing at scale.

However, effective 3D workflows rely on several key parts. First, you’ll need to use the right 3D printing system for the task at hand (i.e., FDM vs. SLA). Second, the 3D printer must have the right programming in place to read/interpret the end-user’s 3D design files.

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Understanding the Components of a CAD System

Fri Sep 20, 2019

Effective computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) programs include the following main components: the user-interface (UI) and the application logic.

In turn, the application logic of the CAD/CAM software itself consists of the following parts:

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