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3D Printers and Additive Manufacturing Machines (247 suppliers)

3D printers fabricate three-dimensional components from bulk material with a design provided by a digital file. It is a type of additive manufacturing (AM).

Aluminum Framing Systems (149 suppliers)

Aluminum framing systems are modular systems assembled from extruded aluminum profiles. They include accessories that are used to build machine frames, jigs, and many other types of industrial products.

Armouring Machines (22 suppliers)

Armouring machines apply a protective, metallic outer sheath to cables, flexible conduit or flexible pipe.

Automated Tape Laying (ATL) and Automated Fiber Placement (AFP) Equipment (9 suppliers)

Automated tape laying (ATL) and automated fiber placement (AFP) equipment place composite tape on flat or shaped molds to fabricate multi-layered composite structures. The placement of tape by ATL/AFP machines is precisely controlled by computer to create layers with specific alternating carbon fiber orientations aligned with the expected loads for high mechanical strength. ATL machines lay relatively wide tape (typically 3 in to 12 in). AFP machines place a band comprised of several individually-driven narrow tapes (typically 1/8 in to 1/2 in width), enabling fabrication of more highly curved and complex part geometries compared to ATL. Composite tapes are typically comprised of fiber tows consisting of fiber reinforcement (e.g. carbon fiber) pre-impregnated (prepregged) with thermoset or thermoplastic resin.

Casting Machines (39 suppliers)

Casters and casting machines handle and process molten metals, alloys, and materials to form a net shape, near-net shape, or continuous stock shape. Variations include die casting machines, vacuum casting machines, continuous or strand casting machines, and ingot casting machines.

Cold Runner Systems (7 suppliers)

Cold runner systems are used in injection molding machines to convey material from the nozzles to the mold cavity.  The material is cooled in the channel between the nozzle and the cavity (the runner) and ejected with the part.

Downstream Extrusion Equipment (95 suppliers)

Downstream extrusion equipment is used to finish and inspect parts once they have been extruded. Post-extrusion processing operations include cooling, cutting, pulling, texturing, embossing and profile inspection.

Electrical Coil Winding Machines (59 suppliers)

Electrical coil winding machines are used to wind coils for motors, transformers, inductors and chokes.

Electron Beam Processing Equipment (26 suppliers)

Electron beam machines, equipment or systems are used to process materials using a very focused energy source with a very small wavelength.

Extrusion Machines (335 suppliers)

Extrusion machines force or pull unformed material into alignment guides and shaped dies to produce lengths of stock forms and cross-sectional shapes.

Filament Winding Machines (33 suppliers)

Filament winding machines place or wind continuous fibers on a mandrel surface in a precise geometric pattern. They are central components in fabric and composite material manufacturing.

Flatbed Cutters (25 suppliers)

Flatbed cutters use a large, flat work surface and an X-Y cutting head to cut materials such as paper, vinyl, cardboard, textiles, glass, and other materials.

Foundry Equipment and Supplies (152 suppliers)

Foundry equipment and foundry supplies used in die casting, investment casting and other metal casting operations.

Hot Runner Systems (29 suppliers)

Hot runner systems are used in injection molding machines to convey molten plastic from the nozzle to the mold cavity.

Impregnation and Sealing Equipment (42 suppliers)

Finishing and coating systems, equipment and components, are used to prepare and apply paint, organic and inorganic coatings on to surfaces in industrial applications.

Industrial Parts Dryers (32 suppliers)

Part Dryers are devices used to dry discrete parts or components.

Lubricators and Lubrication Systems (518 suppliers)

Lubricators and lubrication systems are used to apply controlled or metered amounts of lubricant.

Modular Framing Systems (188 suppliers)

Modular framing systems are essential industrial erector sets made of steel, aluminum, or composite materials.

Pneumatic Lubricators (150 suppliers)

Pneumatic lubricators in compressed air lines atomize oil into aerosol form for injection into the air stream to lubricate downstream pneumatic tools, cylinders, motors, and valves.

Press Brake Tooling (30 suppliers)

Press brake tooling includes dies and punches used with a press brake to form, bend or flatten sheet metal.

Pultrusion Machines (10 suppliers)

Pultrusion machines use shaping and curing to manufacture rods, tubes and structural shapes with a specified cross-section.

Rapid Prototyping Equipment (259 suppliers)

Rapid prototyping equipment produces a three-dimensional (3D) paper, plastic, wax, ceramic or metal prototype or pattern.

Robotics (1,412 suppliers)

Robots and robotic components and accessories.

Sheet and Film Dies (17 suppliers)

Sheet and film dies, also referred to as slit dies, create large, thin expanses of plastic material from extruded polymers.

Straighteners (70 suppliers)

Straighteners are used to straighten wire or wire products from rolls or coils.

Stranders, Bunchers and Cablers (24 suppliers)

Stranders, bunchers and cablers are used to twist together wires, conductors and cables. Stranders are machines containing reels of materials to be twisted that rotate around a central axis and a take-up reel that is located outside the rotating member. Bunchers and cablers are rotating machines where the take-up is inside the rotating part of the machine, and the supply wire is located outside of the rotating member. The difference between a buncher and a cabler is the material processed. Bunchers are used with un-insulated wire and cablers are used with insulated cables.

Support Pillars (21 suppliers)

Support pillars are mold components that are mounted between the back-up plate and the rear clamping plate of a mold.  They increase the mold’s capacity to support the projected cavity area.

Tenoners (21 suppliers)

Tenoners are woodworking machines that are used to produce tenons, projecting wooden members that fit into a mortise.

Textile Machines (238 suppliers)

Textile machines are used in the fabrication and processing of fabrics and textiles such as spinning, weaving, warping, and dyeing.

Thermoforming and Vacuum Forming Equipment (73 suppliers)

Thermoforming equipment and vacuum forming equipment forms thermoplastic sheets or films over molds into finished shapes.

Tire Manufacturing Equipment (16 suppliers)

Machinery, tools, and equipment used in the tire manufacturing industry.

Tube Clamp Connectors (27 suppliers)

Tube clamp connectors are structuring components used to fasten tubing together in flexible or modular construction systems. These systems are essentially industrial-grade Erector® sets made of steel, aluminum, or composite materials.

Tube Mills and Pipe Mills (19 suppliers)

Tube mills and pipe mills fabricate metal tubes and pipes. Tube and pipe mills typically consist of a series of machines to form, weld, and cut metal plate or sheet to finished tube or pipe form.

Welding Tables and Fixturing Tables (25 suppliers)

Welding tables and fixturing tables are used to temporarily hold work pieces in place during welding, inspection, testing, and other applications.


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