The company's compression/extension machined springs are engineered to incorporate multiple features into a single component. They feature the opportunity to incorporate attachments that best benefit the application, such as the ability for the ends of a compression spring to be flat and square. Also, the slot is of constant width from end to end, so there is no progressive touching of adjacent coils that would produce sound, debris or non-linearity.
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.
Independent science safety company Underwriters Laboratories is providing new guidance for manufacturers about how to follow the latest IEC standards for implementing safety features in programmable logic controllers.
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