With embedded Ethernet and web-server capability, iSeries
controllers connect directly to an Ethernet network with a standard RJ-45
connector to send and receive data in standard TCP/IP packets and serve up a web
page. The device serves a web page over an Ethernet LAN or over the Internet so
engineers can monitor and control the process through a web browser from
anywhere in the facility or in the world.
"In fact, iSeries devices are full stand-alone Internet appliances
that do more than just bridge between serial and Ethernet," explains Newport
Electronics General Manager Steve Hollander. "It's actually one of the world's
smallest web servers, so it works without a computer functioning as a proxy
server and master-to-slave instruments connected though serial communications."
Producing high-quality end-production metal parts with additive manufacturing for applications like aerospace and medical requires very tightly controlled processes and materials. New standards and guidelines for machines and processes, materials, and printed parts are underway from bodies such as ASTM International.
Engineers at the University of San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering have designed biobatteries on commercial tattoo paper, with an anode and cathode screen-printed on and modified to harvest energy from lactate in a person’s sweat.
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