This mounting system now comes in 19 new sizes designed for larger parallel shaft helical and helical bevel gear units. The new sizes cover shaft diameters from 3.25-5 inches and 80-125 mm and come in electroless nickel or stainless steel. They use interchangeable bushings, making it cheaper to build machines for OEMs. The gear unit is also easy to remove, even after hours of operation in corrosive environments. Its small size can be mounted close to bearings or machine frames.
Imagine being able to illegally download a physical product the same way you can with music and videos. That’s basically what’s happening with 3D printing and digital manufacturing, with huge repercussions in the intellectual property domain.
Ford will be the first automaker to commercially use Alcoa's tough & fast Micromill aluminum alloy process and materials, debuting on several 2016 F-150 truck components. Alcoa will also license its Micromill process and materials technology to Danieli Group.
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