New energy conservation standards taking effect next year will require changes to the specialty heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems used in modular classrooms, office buildings and telecom structures that house electronic equipment.
Additive manufacturing (AM) continues to grow by creating value for customers through its ability to offer personalized, complex parts with the inherent benefit of eliminating traditional production tooling.
3D printing, also referred to as additive manufacturing (AM), has made significant impacts across industries. Since the 1980s and 1990s, when 3D printing first emerged onto the scene, this novel technology offered a promising future.
For those who are attempting to keep track of the regulations surrounding the use of certain refrigerants in commercial refrigeration, chances are they may find themselves more than a little confused—and with good reason.
When the HVAC industry converges on Atlanta for AHR Expo 2019, attendees can expect to see manufacturers showcase products aiming to be both smarter and more efficient—automation and connectivity will continue to drive home and commercial innovation, and components throughout the trade floor will aim to keep pace with federal regulations.
The glass door to his 5-year-old oven shattered a few years back, but Gregg Davis was not terribly bothered by it. When he called the manufacturer—long after the warranty had expired—they assured him that they would take of it. The company replaced it and included the labor as well.
In the past, white goods were offered by the manufacturer and the customers, generally, had no design input. However, as the demand for customization increased and the competitive market expanded, manufacturing was under pressure to produce a smarter, more reliable and more attractive product.
From a snake’s movement, to a gecko’s climbing grip, to a cheetah’s running stride, bio-inspired design is making its way into robotics, electronics, and medical device innovations. Among the creatures that have influenced recent tech developments, the motion of a bird’s wings has inspired the creation of an oscillating piezoelectric fan blade.
Electromechanical devices, including switches, keypads, keyboards, pointing devices and other elements such as indicators and alarms, are critical aspects of the Human Machine Interface (HMI) for controlling equipment and systems, including a range of appliances.