A quarter-turn screw typically uses a spring feature to keep it in place when it is in a locked position. The attached components are firmly held in place, but under spring load, they can still move and are susceptible to loosening under vibration. In sealing applications, spring-loaded designs can be a problem because they don't provide a very tight joint.
This quick-insertion, quarter-turn screw clamps as well as a standard threaded screw.
This D-shaped threaded screw inserts and is held captive in a round clearance hole. The mating part uses a D-shaped hole to create a quick-insertion-type screw that, when rotated a quarter turn, engages the straight section of the D hole to provide a clamping force.
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Are they robots or androids? We're not exactly sure. Each talking, gesturing Geminoid looks exactly like a real individual, starting with their creator, professor Hiroshi Ishiguro of Osaka University in Japan.
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.