Velmex's line of assemblies come with brand new compact optical encoders, made for precise positioning or gauging in manufacturing and testing. The screw-driven slides measure absolute travel distance and position with an encoder, offering 1-micron and 5-micron resolutions. The LED digital readout has an RS-232C interface, zero reset button and an inch/metric toggle switch. The stages come in 2.5, 4, 6 and 9-inch cross-sectional widths for loads up to 300 lb, and many UniSlide models offer travels ranging from 1 to 84 inches. Modular UniSlide Assemblies can be put together to make multi-coordinate systems.
The company says it anticipates high-definition video for home security and other uses will be the next mature technology integrated into the IoT domain, hence the introduction of its MatrixCam devkit.
Siemens and Georgia Institute of Technology are partnering to address limitations in the current additive manufacturing design-to-production chain in an applied research project as part of the federally backed America Makes program.
Most of the new 3D printers and 3D printing technologies in this crop are breaking some boundaries, whether it's build volume-per-dollar ratios, multimaterials printing techniques, or new materials types.
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