The driven linear system (DLS) is available in a cantilevered version. The motor is mounted on the carriage plate, reducing moving weight and inertia. Options include a lightweight beam extrusion targeted for use in high speed/short stroke applications. The system can also be used for the Z axis of an X-Y-Z system or a horizontal robotic arm.
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Artificially created metamaterials are already appearing in niche applications like electronics, communications, and defense, says a new report from Lux Research. How quickly they become mainstream depends on cost-effective manufacturing methods, which will include additive manufacturing.
Sharon Glotzer and David Pine are hoping to create the first liquid hard drive with liquid nanoparticles that can store 1TB per teaspoon. They aren't the first to find potential data stores, as Harvard researchers have stored 700 TB inside a gram of DNA.
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