ELECTRONICS: Johnson Electric introduces Ledex® B12 Series Box Frame Solenoids. At just 2.0 (50.8 mm) x 1.25 inches (31.75 mm) the B12 are the company’s most compact linear open frame solenoids available to date. They are specifically engineered to fit where space is at a premium and to provide fast actuation times and high performance in applications where battery powered operation may be required. Pull versions are standard; push versions are also available.
B12 Series box frame solenoids weigh just 0.3 oz. (8.5 g), provide dielectric strength of 500 VRMS for one second with holding force of 7.7 oz. (2.1 N) at 20C, and provide 100 percent continuous duty cycle operation at 20C ambient temperature. A magnetically latching version will be launched later in 2010.
A quick look into the merger of two powerhouse 3D printing OEMs and the new leader in rapid prototyping solutions, Stratasys. The industrial revolution is now led by 3D printing and engineers are given the opportunity to fully maximize their design capabilities, reduce their time-to-market and functionally test prototypes cheaper, faster and easier. Bruce Bradshaw, Director of Marketing in North America, will explore the large product offering and variety of materials that will help CAD designers articulate their product design with actual, physical prototypes. This broadcast will dive deep into technical information including application specific stories from real world customers and their experiences with 3D printing. 3D Printing is