The NanoGage Model 100 short-range position sensor is a small electro-optic sensor with performance reportedly equivalent to a precise capacitance gage but with a 3-mm standoff, little sensitivity to electromagnetic inference and a large measurement bandwidth. It is ideal for a variety of applications, including maintaining a closed-loop position, automated focusing at a specific surface height, run-out measurements or vibration measurements.
Producing high-quality end-production metal parts with additive manufacturing for applications like aerospace and medical requires very tightly controlled processes and materials. New standards and guidelines for machines and processes, materials, and printed parts are underway from bodies such as ASTM International.
Engineers at the University of San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering have designed biobatteries on commercial tattoo paper, with an anode and cathode screen-printed on and modified to harvest energy from lactate in a person’s sweat.
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