Festo Corp. has introduced the "FAST" shipping program, in which same-day shipment of stock pneumatic products is promised. Also available is three-day shipment of custom-configured products, including actuators, valves, valve manifolds, air preparation units, and accessories. The company says it will reimburse the shipping charges for orders that do not meet the FAST lead times. To learn more about the FAST program, visit http://rbi.us.ca/3850-547.
One way to keep a Formula One racing team moving at breakneck speed in the pit and at the test facility is to bring CAD drawings of the racing vehicleís parts down to the test facility and even out to the track.
Most of us would just as soon step on a cockroach rather than study it, but thatís just what researchers at UC Berkeley did in the pursuit of building small, nimble robots suitable for disaster-recovery and search-and-rescue missions.
Design engineers need to prepare for a future in which their electronic products will use not just one or two, but possibly many user interfaces that involve touch, vision, gestures, and even eye movements.
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