Tangless(reg) helical coil inserts and tools are available in metric versions. Inserts are used to provide permanent, strong, wear-resistant, stainless-steel screw threads in lightweight metals like aluminum. The inserts have no tangs to break off, retrieve, or lose. The bi-directional design eliminates orienting the insert before installation. Notches at both ends provide quick and non-destructive removal.
Kato Fastening Systems Inc., 11836 Fishing Point Dr., Suite 400, Newport News, VA 23606, FAX (757) 873-4920.
Unlike industrial robots, which suffered a slight overall slump in 2012, service robots continue to be increasingly in demand. The majority are used for defense, such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs); and agriculture, such as milking robots.
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