Composite nut doubles actuator output
News 11/20/2000 Post a comment Most hollow-shaft stepper motor actuators use a bronze drive nut with a stainless steel leadscrew. The relative softness of bronze compared to the hardness of stainless steel causes nut wear even after minimal usage.
Elastomer adds spring to latches
News 11/20/2000 Post a comment The latest latch from Elastolatch Injection Molding Inc. bears out the idea that just a little bit of the right material can go a long way toward simplifying mechanical design.
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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