ACE Controls has introduced NuCushions, a cost-effective alternative for pneumatic cushions in pneumatic cylinders. Designed for external mount, NuCushions reportedly provide quite operation without the need for adjustment, eliminating the need for the bleed needle assembly, cushion spud, and spud seal. In addition, NuCushions are unaffected by oil, grease, chemicals, sunlight, salt spray, and hydraulic fluids, resulting in longer pneumatic cylinder life. For more information, go to www.acecontrols.com
A new method of modeling how they are created with chemical vapor deposition (CVD) could reduce the cost of carbon nanostructures used for for research and commercial applications, including advanced sensors and batteries.
BMW has already incorporated more than 10,000 3D-printed parts in the Rolls-Royce Phantom and intends to expand the use of 3D printing in its cars even more in the future. Meanwhile, Daimler has started using additive manufacturing for producing spare parts in Mercedes-Benz Trucks.
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