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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The new composites manufacturing innovation center is intended to be a source of grand challenges for industry, like the kind that got us to the moon under JFK. These aren't the words its new CEO Craig Blue used, but that's the idea and the vision behind the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI).
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