) introduced at the National Manufacturing Week its new Inter-Stop
two-section gas spring that has applications for doors, lids, and recreational vehicle
luggage storage in mind.
According to the company, the first section of the Inter-Stop helps stop the
door at a specified holding point. With the second stroke section, the door can
be stopped in any opening position by manual stopping. As soon as the holding
point is overcome, the company adds, the door opens automatically up to the end
MAKE IT TWO: Rick Moore, Stabilus'
Director of Industrial Sales, demonstrates the opening functions of the
new Inter-Stop two-section gas spring. Shown here is the model designed
for luggage storage of
The Beam Store from Suitable Technologies is managed by remote workers from places as diverse as New York and Sydney, Australia. Employees attend to store visitors through Beam Smart Presence Systems (SPSs) from the company. The systems combine mobility and video conferencing and allow people to communicate directly from a remote location via a screen as well as move around as if they are actually in the room.
An MIT research team has invented what they see as a solution to the need for biodegradable 3D-printable materials made from something besides petroleum-based sources: a water-based robotic additive extrusion method that makes objects from biodegradable hydrogel composites.
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