LVDTs Go the Distance
Blog 1/4/2011 Post a comment Distance-measuring sensors range from precise laser interferometers to simple potentiometers, but for linear distance measurements in industrial equipment and testing apparatus, a linear variable differential transformer (LVDT) proves difficult to beat.
More and more robots are becoming more autonomous all the time. Now Lockheed Martin has completed a demo mission with two completely autonomous robotic vehicles performing resupply, reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition.
Producing high-quality end-production metal parts with additive manufacturing for applications like aerospace and medical requires very tightly controlled processes and materials. New standards and guidelines for machines and processes, materials, and printed parts are underway from bodies such as ASTM International.
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