Driven linear system allows users to specify a complete single- and multi-axis linear system to suit their design requirements. The system features the V principle linear slideway and includes an integral high-strength aluminum beam that enables the system to become a construction member of the machine or be self-supporting when mounted at each end. Catalog offers information on the system's composition, along with a diagram that calls out each part. Application examples; data and dimensions; slide load, life, and deflection information; and mechanical transmission specifications are also provided.
Bishop-Wisecarver Corp., Box 1109, Pittsburgh, CA 94565, FAX (925) 439-5931.
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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