Composite spherical and journal bearings are for use in hostile environments, particularly where corrosion resistance is important. These bearings feature a spherical outer surface and are constructed of Teflon and polyester fibers woven into a self-lubricating, bondable fabric supported by a filament-wound, fiberglass epoxy shell. The bearings are self-aligning and can take dynamic misalignment, oscillating, and linear motion. The bearings are targeted for use in surgical and optical equipment, especially where corrosive fluids such as blood and saline solution are present.
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Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have published two physics-based models for the selective laser melting (SLM) metals additive manufacturing process, so engineers can understand how it works at the powder and scales, and develop better parts with less trial and error.
The Internet happened.” Those three words spoken yesterday by Marc Ostertag, North America president of B&R Automation at Pacific Design & Manufacturing, now taking place in Anaheim through Feb. 11, continues to bring ever-lasting changes to our ways of life and will undoubtedly transform manufacturing.
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