The 4800 Series finishing tools are for metal, wood, and solid surface materials. Designed for cleaning, polishing, and surface conditioning applications, the 4800 is available with a 0.3- or 0.9-hp motor. Technical bulletin describes the product's key features and lists dimensions. A chart details specifications such as rpm, nominal power, weight, and length. Information on accessory kits is also provided.
Cooper Industries, Cooper Power Tools Div., Box 1410, Lexington, SC 29071, FAX (803) 359-2013.
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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