We reported earlier this year in Design News that
magnetoresistive devices are becoming prevalent in pneumatic products. Bimba
recently provided more proof of that by introducing a new giant magnetoresistive
(GMR) switch with a patented auto-detect feature that configures switch
The switch is used with pneumatic actuators and cylinders. The
4-mm round sensor does not protrude from actuators. Rather, it slides in a track
in the company's actuators. It's available with built-in fault protection and
two pigtail lead lengths or quick-connect cable lengths. Response time is 0.10
For more information, contact Bimba Manufacturing Co., Rte. 50 N,
Monee, IL 60449, or visit www.bimba.com.
A new method of modeling how they are created with chemical vapor deposition (CVD) could reduce the cost of carbon nanostructures used for for research and commercial applications, including advanced sensors and batteries.
BMW has already incorporated more than 10,000 3D-printed parts in the Rolls-Royce Phantom and intends to expand the use of 3D printing in its cars even more in the future. Meanwhile, Daimler has started using additive manufacturing for producing spare parts in Mercedes-Benz Trucks.
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