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.
Producing high-quality end-production metal parts with additive manufacturing for applications like aerospace and medical requires very tightly controlled processes and materials. New standards and guidelines for machines and processes, materials, and printed parts are underway from bodies such as ASTM International.
Engineers at the University of San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering have designed biobatteries on commercial tattoo paper, with an anode and cathode screen-printed on and modified to harvest energy from lactate in a person’s sweat.
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