The company has introduced new linear stepper motor stages that travel at speeds up to 80 inches/sec with stroke lengths to 144 inches, and acceleration to 1G. Four models offer 2, 6, 10, and 20 lbs of continuous force. The 2- and 4-phase steppers are ideal for pick-and-place, wire bonding, parts transfer, semiconductor waver handling, inspection machines, and other robotic applications. H2W Technologies Inc.http://rbi.ims.ca/4911-613
A make-your-own Star Wars Sith Lightsaber hilt is heftier and better-looking than most others out there, according to its maker, Sean Charlesworth. You can 3D print it from free source files, and there's even a hardware kit available -- not free -- so you can build one just in time for Halloween.
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