Two- and three-axis motion and cursor control force sensors provide a linear output in all three axes, resulting in smooth motion control. The sensors have been tested to 10 million cycles in all three axes. The sensing element consists of a ceramic substrate with a perpendicular post. As force is applied to the top of the post, the substrate microscopically deflects, producing strain couples in specific areas of the substrate. The magnitude of the strain in the X, Y, and/or Z axis defines the direction and rate of motion.
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A simple new chemical method for repairing and recycling notoriously difficult carbon fiber composites has been developed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research. An entire component can be completely recycled, including reclaiming its expensive carbon fibers for reuse.
In today’s connected world we are seeing the beginning of connected homes, smart grids, self-driving automobiles, drones, and many other amazing devices. Out of all the soon-to-be connected devices, which device poses the greatest dangerous to its users and society?
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