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Content posted in June 2013
Video: Ball Splines
NB Corp 

Six Load And Accuracy Factors Designed Into Ball Splines - This four minute video explaines the advantages of having four grooves on the shaft, 4-point contact of the ball to the raceway or groove, precisely ground and not drawn raceways, the keyless cylinder nut mounting system and more.
White Paper: NI's Control Design Guide for Next-Generation Machines
National Instruments 

The Control Design Guide for Next-Generation Machines explains the challenges machine builders face today and demonstrates proven methods and solutions to get ahead of the competition. Experience the impact graphical system design and customizable off-the-shelf hardware has on the design process and business success.
White Paper: Streamline the IC Design to Tapeout Process
Open Text 

Calling all IC designers. Cut your development time for the entire design flow, from initial concept and IP integration all the way through to placement and routing, including the final physical layout. As you’ll see in this detailed whitepaper, the OpenText Exceed onDemand design tool offers some inherent advantages unique to the space. The paper will also cover nanometer semiconductor design trends as a driver for an enterprise quality solution.
White Paper: Evaluating actuators for washdown in food and beverage applications
Tolomatic 

Pneumatic, hydraulic and electric actuators are critical moving components in equipment used for food and beverage processing and packaging. Materials, design, fabrication and maintenance affect actuator performance and compliance with food safety guidelines. White paper describes how to select the most appropriate actuators for these challenging environments.
White Paper: Effective Thermal Management Is Key to Military/Aerospace Microelectronics
Fabrico 

Electronics used in military and aerospace applications are becoming increasingly smaller, more powerful, and more complex, generating excess heat. Fabrico works with its mil/aero customers to ensure that thermal management issues are addressed early in the design to avoid costly changes in manufacturing. Read our Application Note to learn more.
White Paper: See How the Next Generation Agilent Truevolt DMMs Make a Big Difference across Industries

Agilent 

With Agilent’s new Truevolt DMMs, setting up measurements and documenting/sharing results is fast and intuitive. See how Truevolt DMMs help real-world customers easily solve real-world problems. Click here to order your Truevolt DMM measurement briefs and case studies now!
White Paper: Specialized Adhesives Withstand Thermal Cycling

Master Bond, Inc. 

Is this white paper for you? To find out, check out the video from Design News’ Rich Nass available here.
Work Kit: Linear Motion & Mechatronics @ Work Kit features “Mechatronics: Top 5 Mechanical Considerations for Electrical Engineers”
Bosch Rexroth 

Read “Mechatronics: Top 5 Mechanical Considerations for Electrical Engineers”, one of the informative resources in the new Linear Motion & Mechatronics @ Work Kit from Bosch Rexroth. This free, custom-created digital archive can help improve the flexibility, productivity and energy efficiency of your manufacturing solutions. Packaged in a digital drive, it includes technical papers, helpful videos and online links to multiple Rexroth online configuration tools.
Boker’s 2013 Washer Catalog
Boker's Inc. 

Boker's 2013 Washer Catalog, providing a comprehensive reference guide for flat washer selection. This 60-page handbook is complete with detailed information on the company’s extensive sizing, material, secondary operations and more.
White paper: Additive manufacturing drives production of race-ready parts.
Stratasys 

Additive manufacturing (AM) has been crucial in the motor sports world for years. Now, race teams are revealing that AM parts will go far beyond review and evaluation. They have found that AM is ready to hit the track and endure the rigors of high-speed racing. To learn how NASCAR and other automotive companies use additive manufacturing to design and test parts and prototypes for speed and performance download this whitepaper.
White paper: 3D PRINTERS VS. 3D PRODUCTION SYSTEMS: 10 Distinguishing Factors to Help Select a System
Stratasys 

This paper addresses the capabilities, roles and positioning of systems geared for professional use. Beginning with the most basic information - the definition of 3D printers - this whitepaper positions the two product classes.
White paper: The Accuracy Myth: Don’t Make the Mistake of Confusing High Resolution With Accuracy
Stratasys 

In this whitepaper Stratasys discusses accuracy and resolution in additive manufacturing and the misconceptions of each.




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