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.
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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