Gerwah zero-backlash couplings are available in safety, metal bellows, and servo insert designs to provide servo-quality machine and drive protection for industrial machine applications. All lines are available with multiple clamping styles. Safety couplings feature a pre-stressed Bellville spring to disengage highly dynamic servomotors within 2 to 4 msec. Metal bellows couplings feature high torsional stiffness and low inertia. Electrically insulated servo insert couplings are available to increase dampening without deformation.
Rimtec Corp., 825 N. Cass Ave., Westmont, IL 60559, FAX (630) 325-1404.
An in-depth survey of 700 current and future users of 3D printing holds few surprises, but results emphasize some major trends already in progress. Two standouts are the big growth in end-use parts and metal additive manufacturing (AM) most respondents expect.
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