Model 5101 bi-stable, flag-type liquid level indicator installs in a 2-inch NPT boss at the points of indication. The unit is non-electrical and positive for use in applications where leaks can develop at pressures or clear and opaque liquids do not warrant the use of glass-type sight windows. The large indicating flag is readable at 100 ft, and this model can be used to pressures up to 900 psi/g. The indicator is available in brass and SST or all SST.
Thomas Products Ltd., 987 West St., Southington, CT 06489, FAX (860) 621-1470.
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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