Stromag (www.stromaginc.com) says it has developed new coatings for servomotor brakes that increase friction and eliminate rust. Says the company's Bob MaLain, the coatings let engineers design equal performance into smaller packages. Smaller drive packages more common today place more demands on the holding brake to produce more torque for its size.
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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