Tol-O-Matic's new RCS series of Rod Cylinder Slides includes a choice of linear ball and composite bearing models in five bore sizes from 20 to 50 mm. Stroke lengths for each size are available, off-the-shelf, in one inch increments up to 12 inches. The series also includes several standard features including: ISO style repairable cylinders with integral air cushions and dowel pin locating holes on the tooling plate and slide body. Each model variation has been tested and validated for max load at more than 200 million linear inches of travel, according to the company.
University of Southampton researchers have come up with a way to 3D print transparent optical fibers like those used in fiber-optic telecommunications cables, potentially boosting frequency and reducing loss.
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