Brass/bronze valves range from 1/8 inch through 3 inches in size, and are available in a one-, two-, or three-piece design. All designs include a blowout-proof stem for safety and Teflon seats. The valves are available in VNH brass mini valve, VMH brass two-piece, VMH exhaust brass two-piece, VMA(ring) bronze two-piece, and VBA bronze three-piece versions.
DynaQuip Controls, 10 Harris Industrial Park, St. Clair, MO 63077.
Altair has released an update of its HyperWorks computer-aided engineering simulation suite that includes new features focusing on four key areas of product design: performance optimization, lightweight design, lead-time reduction, and new technologies.
At IMTS last week, Stratasys introduced two new multi-materials PolyJet 3D printers, plus a new UV-resistant material for its FDM production 3D printers. They can be used in making jigs and fixtures, as well as prototypes and small runs of production parts.
In a line of ultra-futuristic projects, DARPA is developing a brain microchip that will help heal the bodies and minds of soldiers. A final product is far off, but preliminary chips are already being tested.
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