This online catalog offers views of the company's linear motion products online that customers can view, zoom and rotate. The images are available in all major CAD formats, and can be viewed with a free downloadable viewer for non-CAD viewing. Viewable products include ball slide assemblies, anti-creep linear slides, crossed roller slides, precision series, high precision series, mini posi-drive stages, posi-drive stages, friction free actuators, crossed rolled rail sets, crossed roller slide tables, and micro miniature automated positioning stages, with other products added later.
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.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.