Newly UL- and Semko-approved is the dc and ac single line Feedthru filters from Spectrum Control Inc. (www.spectrumcontrol.com). Rated at 10-300A and intended for 0-400 Hz applications, these filters have C and Pi configurations with the dc models coming with Class Y4 capacitors while the ac models offer Class Y2 or Class Y4 capacitors. In addition, the bolt-in style with D-shaped bushing make installation easy.
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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