Universal end arm effector reduces engineering and build time by allowing a wide range of adjustment for quick and easy set-up. Grippers, vacuum cups, part sensors, and locating pins are mounted with swivel brackets to enhance flexibility. The units are lightweight and exceptionally rigid. Applications include robotic part handling and transfer ones.
BTM Corp., 300 Davis Rd., Marysville, MI 48040, FAX (810) 364-6178.
Researchers have been working on a number of alternative chemistries to lithium-ion for next-gen batteries, silicon-air among them. However, while the technology has been viewed as promising and cost-effective, to date researchers haven’t managed to develop a battery of this chemistry with a viable running time -- until now.
Norway-based additive manufacturing company Norsk Titanium is building what it says is the first industrial-scale 3D printing plant in the world for making aerospace-grade metal components. The New York state plant will produce 400 metric tons each year of aerospace-grade, structural titanium parts.
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