Now available for industrial control and embedded rack systems applications is the DRL Series from Astrodyne (www.astrodyne.com). Featuring a cage-covered package with snap-on DIN rail mounts, the DRL Series of enclosed switching power supplies is intended for use in size-restrictive applications that require power levels of 25-320W output. The series accepts universal input from 85 to 265V ac, and 30 models are available to provide single outputs from 5 to 48V dc. It also comes with integral input EMI filtering and 3,000V ac I/O isolation.
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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