Parker Hannifin's new PROmech™ Series linear actuators come completely assembled and tested and include linear bearings, drive screw, thrust bearings, motor mount, coupling and motor. Targeted Life Sciences applications include microplate or slide handling, analytical and diagnostic instruments, optics positioning and syringe pumps. The LP28 linear actuator is designed for payloads of less than five lbs and has a miniature cross section at 28 x 28mm with travels that range from 5 to 500mm. The LD28 is a linear thrusting mechanism for applications requiring 10 lbs of thrust or less in a compact package. It has a miniature cross section at 28 x 28mm with travels that range from 5 to 250mm, depending on speed and thrust requirements. For more information, go to http://rbi.ims.ca/4922-508.
An in-depth survey of 700 current and future users of 3D printing holds few surprises, but results emphasize some major trends already in progress. Two standouts are the big growth in end-use parts and metal additive manufacturing (AM) most respondents expect.
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