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.
The company says it anticipates high-definition video for home security and other uses will be the next mature technology integrated into the IoT domain, hence the introduction of its MatrixCam devkit.
Siemens and Georgia Institute of Technology are partnering to address limitations in the current additive manufacturing design-to-production chain in an applied research project as part of the federally backed America Makes program.
Most of the new 3D printers and 3D printing technologies in this crop are breaking some boundaries, whether it's build volume-per-dollar ratios, multimaterials printing techniques, or new materials types.
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