This is a compact device, weighing only 50g in brass and stainless steel, and 23g when made out of aluminum. It's about the size of a stack of 10 quarters. It can control output pressures from 0-20 psig and works in low-pressure regulation such as ½ psig. The maximum rated inlet supply pressure is 500 psig. It can keep a constant output pressure despite input pressure swings. It is designed for applications such as gas storage tanks.
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.
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