New Automotive Shifts Designers Must Pay Attention To

Cars themselves aren’t the only machines experiencing a revolution in design in the 21st century.

In fact, the devices used to create cars themselves are constantly innovating by delivering increased efficiency, better products, and easier, more efficient automation. These shifts have huge implications for automotive machine designers, as they look towards creating the next generation of automotive machining hardware and software.

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What Automation Companies Can Learn From the IKEA Effect

In a world of so many manufacturing industries, the assembly line is a vast area of cost, investment, and headache. In fact, LPKF has made it their mission to help companies in the medical devices, automotive, and consumer goods industries streamline assembly of their products and reduce the time and labor needed to assemble their products.

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US Plastic Welding Equipment Industry Forecasted for $840M Valuation by 2023

A recent report released by Credence Research suggests that the US plastic welding equipment industry is undergoing a period of explosive growth. This industry was valued at $595.3 million in 2015, and the latest report includes a forecast of nearly $840 million by 2023—a growth rate that should raise eyebrows around the country, at the very least.

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​​Learning from Five Medtech Trends of 2016

The medical plastics sector enjoyed monumental growth in 2016 with an upsurge in wearable technology, ultrasound OEMs, thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs), and even polyolefins. Materials and emerging technologies are credited for these gains, so with the new year upon us, let’s look at what we can take away from medical technology trends in the last year.

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​Self-Driving and Sensor-Aided Cars Spur Massive Growth for Automotive Sensor Industry

Automotive sensors are becoming ubiquitous in today’s markets. Try flipping to an NFL game and avoiding an ad about a car with blind spot protection or auto-stopping functionality to help accident avoidance. Customers are demanding more from their cars, and automotive sensors not only help customers stay safer on the roads but also ensure a more comfortable, convenient driving experience.

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