Technology forecast 1996
Features 1/8/1996 Post a comment From materials to fluid power, major technology advances are about to debut. Here is an exclusive Design News sneak preview of some breakthroughs that could boost flexibility this year.
Most machine design engineers will survey existing component manufacturers for standard linear guide products, limiting what they can do with their designs. Using extruded aluminum profile guides can customize machine designs while shrinking the bill of materials.
Practically all electronic devices today contain metals that may
be coming from conflict-ravaged African countries. And political pressures will increasingly influence how these minerals are sourced and used in products.
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