Universal testing machines determine the mechanical properties of metals, plastics, and composites. The Super "L" UTM is a hydraulic machine with testing capacities from 12,000 to 600,000 lb/ft and higher, and the S-Series benchtop UTM determines tension, compression, shear and flexural strength, and other properties. Bulletin 115-G explains testing functions, capacities, and other features and includes a photograph of each machine.
Tinius Olsen Testing Machine Co. Inc., Box 429, Willow Grove, PA 19090, FAX (215) 441-0899.
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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