The IMPACT 2000 (International Modular Pneumatic Actuator Control Technology) is designed to allow all of the elements of a pneumatic control circuit to be connected into one manifold unit. It features improved sealing integrity, a 30 percent saving in cost and a 25 percent reduction in weight. The use of stainless steel and a list of type approvals makes the product ideal for use in gas, oil, petrochemical and food processing industries.
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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