The linear motion and assembly technologies sector will continue to be more
application-orientated and market-driven, comments Kevin Gingerich, Director of
Marketing Services of Bosch Rexroth Corp. (www.boschrexroth-us.com).
To meet customer's preference, Gingerich notes, Bosch Rexroth is promoting
its inch-based aluminum framing system at the National Manufacturing Week.
Design characteristics of the new system are identical with those of the
metric profiles, according to the company. The new profiles come with the
well-known Rexroth edge, which allows flush mounting of profile cover strips to
create a smooth and finished surface.
In addition, Bosch Rexroth's parametric 3D design software FMSsoft version
6.41 and online framing shop now also feature inch-based profiles.
The company also sees increasing development in work station components,
METRIC ALTERNATIVE: To meet customer's
preference, Bosch Rexroth is promoting its inch-based aluminum framing
system that features the same design characteristics as those of the
New versions of BASF's Ecovio line are both compostable and designed for either injection molding or thermoforming. These combinations are becoming more common for the single-use bioplastics used in food service and food packaging applications, but are still not widely available.
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