APEM Components Inc. is showcasing its innovative Q-Series of LED indicators, at National Manufacturing Week. The Q-Series is intended for industrial panels, panel indicators, and automation equipment and instrumentation applications in a variety of industries. They come with optional bicolor, tricolor and flashing LEDs, solder lug/quick-connect terminals, wire terminations and 200-mm elongated wires. Package sizes are offered in 6-, 8- and 14-mm sizes. Bezel styles include prominent, recessed and flush, and bezel finishes include bright chrome, black chrome and satin grey. Integral resistors allow for direct connection to 12V dc, 12V ac/dc, 24V dc, 24V ac/dc, 110V ac and 220V ac. Additional specifications include viewing angle ranging from 70 to 100 degrees (depending on model), a life expectancy of 100,000 hours, and operating temperatures of -40 to +85C. APEM Components
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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