D01 Series high-density, cable-to-chassis and cable-to-cable nine-position connectors are for medical, process control, and test and measuring equipment. The connectors offer a 1.732-inch mating length and 0.512-inch OD with 1A rated crimp or solder-cup contacts. The rugged ultem housing and low-force contact system provides more than 10,000 mating cycles. The connectors provide a shock-free plastic housing with a pushbutton-style, plug-to-receptacle latch.
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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