The Linear Transfer Vehicle is billed as an accurate high-speed linear transfer system that takes full advantage of the latest advances in linear servo drive technology. It is designed to revolutionize material movement applications through its speed and precision, thus allowing material handlers and manufactures to move, pick and put away product with greater efficiency. It reportedly moves at speeds that are 10 times faster than conventional belt drive systems, with a positioning accuracy of 0.010 inch.
Sales of semiconductors, interconnects, and other electronic components in North America were flat through the second quarter of 2015, reflecting a pattern that’s been repeating itself for several years.
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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