MiniTec(reg) extrusion is for framing with a high strength-to-weight ratio. The 45 X 45 mm UL-style extrusion is for general engineered structures where weight must be minimized. MiniTec modular aluminum framing is used for custom construction. Applications include guards, enclosures, fixtures, workstations, machine bases, and frames. The MiniTec system uses an 8.2-mm T-slot, and the shape of the slot accepts standard 1/4-20 square nuts. Standard finish is 206 R1 clear hard anodize.
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Artificially created metamaterials are already appearing in niche applications like electronics, communications, and defense, says a new report from Lux Research. How quickly they become mainstream depends on cost-effective manufacturing methods, which will include additive manufacturing.
Sharon Glotzer and David Pine are hoping to create the first liquid hard drive with liquid nanoparticles that can store 1TB per teaspoon. They aren't the first to find potential data stores, as Harvard researchers have stored 700 TB inside a gram of DNA.
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