The VQ5000 series of high flow valves are designed for use in automotive, brickwork, forestry, mineral processing, machine tool, and metal casting industries to drive large bore actuators. The five-port solenoid valve is engineered for large bore actuator applications requiring rapid movement of heavy loads. It provides a high coefficient of volume flow up to 4.4 Cv. It is available with single or double solenoids in both metal and rubber seal construction. SMC Corp.http://rbi.ims.ca/4911-589
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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