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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Sciaky, provider of electron-beam additive manufacturing (EBAM) services, will start selling these machines commercially in September. The company has used its EBAM 3D printing technology for making very large, high-value, metal prototypes and production parts for aerospace and defense OEMs.
At this year’s Google I/O, the spotlight was pointed on gender inequality in the high-tech industry. Google has established a new initiative that it hopes will even out the playing field, Made w/Code. Part of this initiative will fund free online courses in basic coding.
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