Andrew Gibson

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Andrew Gibson

Andrew has 30 years’ experience in the engineering environment, covering a wide range of markets. He joined maxon in 2017 as a Sales Engineer to give customers technical support, and he specialises in the aerospace and subsea markets.

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Young rocket engineers aim high

The swiss student association ARIS develops research rockets for the annual Spaceport America Cup. They are even working on an own rocket engine.
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Maxon Inside

Ceramic at its best

Additive manufacturing of ceramic components speeds up the production of prototype parts and opens up new possibilities.
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Predicting future changes in water quality

How maxon helped Dublin City University engineer new technology for monitoring aquatic environments
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Young Engineers Program

Blazing the trail for flying robots

As part of a focus project at ETH Zurich, eight Bachelor students built a flying manipulator that can hover in any orientation and grasp objects. The drone is even more maneuverable than a quadrocopter and has been designed with the aim of pushing aerial robotics to new heights.
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maxon takes brushed DC motors to higher temperatures

Until now, ambient temperatures up to 200°C were exclusively the domain of brushless motors; maxon has now changed that with the new HT (High Temperature) brushed DC motor.
XSun: a self-contained solar-powered drone
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XSun: a self-contained solar-powered drone

XSun designs and manufactures a drone that is both energy-independent and can make its own decisions, for fully-automated missions. The company needed reliable, high-performance sub-assemblies to design SolarXOne. This is why the start-up approached maxon for the propulsion system.
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Fighting gravity with fluid motion

When an international law firm wanted an art installation to grace its London headquarters, it turned to sculptor Daniel Chadwick. maxon drives allow this sculpture to challenge gravity.
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Exoskeleton Provides Safe Walking Assistance

Graduate students at the National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) have developed an improved exoskeleton design using maxon brushless DC motors and motor controllers.
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Lightweight Robotic Arms and Gripper for Harsh Environments

Blueprint Lab designs and manufactures products that operate in the harsh environment of the ocean floor. Since time is a crucial factor in the design process, the engineers configure their motors and gears online.
The fourth industrial revolution – changes and challenges
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The fourth industrial revolution – changes and challenges

We are now at the beginning of the 4th industrial revolution, also known as digital manufacturing, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industry 4.0. So what does this change mean for business and the workforce?
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Expert Blog

Next Generation of Moon Rovers

CubeRover, engineered by Astrobotic’s Planetary Mobility department, was designed to offer an affordable service used to carry and operate diverse scientific instruments and payloads on the surface of the moon.
Robin Phillips
Robin Phillips Aerospace Specialist
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Expertise

EPOS4 Truly micro!

Robotic, analysis, and handling systems demand compact integration of a large number of energy-efficient compact drives, combined with highly dynamic controllers and a networked bus system.
Juergen Wagenbach
Juergen Wagenbach Motion Control Specialist
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Vinyl is back in fashion

For many, the sound experience of listening to good music has gone back to the days of putting on records. With high-end specialists like Clearaudio innovating to deliver top playback quality, vinyl is back in fashion.
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No access for bacteria

Tiny drive systems for use in the human body have to be built in a clean environment, free of microbiological contamination. Welcome to the GMP cleanroom of maxon, where discipline and gelatin meet.
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The future of farming

Whether in the field, in the barn, or in the greenhouse, robots and drones already handle a lot of tasks. Here’s what they can do.
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