Vernon's cutting machines use a Windows-based operating system with color icons, 2D and 3D-dimensioned graphics, and network-compatible communications. The cutting software is CAD-CAM compatible with leading design software, and factory service technicians can link to field machines in real time with Internet-based software. The machines range from 2 to 5-axis models, and can cut diameters from 2-84-inches O.D. and the machines' roller beds and conveyor designs accommodate lengths up to 40 ft, with five sizes of machine beds and three computer controls available.
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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