Composite Parts Made Fast

A Schuler upstroke, short-stroke press is in use at the National Composites Centre (NCC) at the University of Bristol in the U.K. The center is focused on developing processes to produce composite parts at a greatly reduced cycle time. That can result in greater utilization of the material. (Photo: NCC) Although composite materials are desirable […]

Perceptron Introduces Green Laser Scanner (Green as in “Light”)

The applicability of 3D laser scanning is growing, as companies are finding it to be useful for scanning both prototype and production parts, the first, perhaps, for use with 3D printing and the second for dimensional inspection. One of the challenges with scanning some parts has to do with the reflectivity of the material. Aluminum […]