Differential phase-shifter gearboxes are for machines with limited space requirements where register, tension control, and positioning are important. Applications include in-line web-fishing equipment, textile machinery, and timing or cutoff knives. Brochure contains schematic drawings of each unit; detailed formulas for ratios; and radial load, torque and thermal-power capacity, efficiency, speed, and maximum backlash data.
Andantex USA Inc., 1705 Valley Rd., Wanamassa, NJ 07712, FAX (908) 493-2949.
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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