Igus' plastic bearings are made for smooth operation in a number of applications, including high-tech camera equipment like camera jibs. The bearings are economical, and prevent corrosion between jib parts. They also help handle heavy loads. The G300, for example, allows a camera weighing up to 50 lbs to easily pivot up and down. EZ FX's jibs, which use the Igus bearings, are used in many settings such as TV stations, churches, weddings and movie sets.
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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