Parts are getting smaller and the number of industries using microparts is increasing. Micro tool manufacturers are working with OEMs to make micropart production easier. Think about how small glaucoma pumps must be to be implanted on the surface of an eye. Those pumps need to be small enough to do their jobs without impeding normal eye movement. One report from German research firm Fraunhofer EMFT said that its glaucoma pump measures 7 by 7 by 1 cubic mm.
Keeping setup off the shop floor and embracing automation for in-process bend measurement and correction and tool changing can help make build-to-order on a press brake more efficient. Press brake manufacturers have been fine-tuning press brake technology for decades. They have incorporated advances like servo electrics; fixes to eliminate crowning adjustments; and rapid approach and retract speeds to make bends faster.
The combination of robots and lasers can provide flexibility and speed for adding permanent identifiers to parts from very small to very large. Robots can accurately position the parts for laser marking of virtually any information. Almost every part manufactured today must be traceable. From a large part assembled into a defence product to the smallest of bone screws used to put people back together, components need to be identified.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".