Mini suction cups are for handling small items and are available in Models U and B. Model U is available in 2 and 3 mm in diameter sizes, and is for flat and slightly curved surfaces. Model B with bellows is available in sizes 5 and 8 mm in diameter, and compensates for level adjustment. The bellows provides a lifting movement to separate thin items. All these cups are available in an electrically conductive silicone rubber, and this anti-static silicone is rubber reinforced with carbon black.
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A Tokyo company, Miraisens Inc., has unveiled a device that allows users to move virtual 3D objects around and "feel" them via a vibration sensor. The device has many applications within the gaming, medical, and 3D-printing industries.
In the last few years, use of CFD in building design has increased manifolds. Computational
fluid dynamics is effective in analyzing the flow and thermal properties of air within spaces. It can be used in buildings to find the best measures for comfortable temperature at low energy use.
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