The VD series vibration damper features a TPE center that is designed to provide shock and vibration protection, and blind hole ends that provide rigid mounting in wood, particle board and threaded metal or plastic. The ends are molded in flame-retardant UL94 V0 Nylon 6/6. According to the company, the parts are easily installed by hand and accept a variety of panel thicknesses.
Altair has released an update of its HyperWorks computer-aided engineering simulation suite that includes new features focusing on four key areas of product design: performance optimization, lightweight design, lead-time reduction, and new technologies.
At IMTS last week, Stratasys introduced two new multi-materials PolyJet 3D printers, plus a new UV-resistant material for its FDM production 3D printers. They can be used in making jigs and fixtures, as well as prototypes and small runs of production parts.
In a line of ultra-futuristic projects, DARPA is developing a brain microchip that will help heal the bodies and minds of soldiers. A final product is far off, but preliminary chips are already being tested.
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