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.
Producing high-quality end-production metal parts with additive manufacturing for applications like aerospace and medical requires very tightly controlled processes and materials. New standards and guidelines for machines and processes, materials, and printed parts are underway from bodies such as ASTM International.
Engineers at the University of San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering have designed biobatteries on commercial tattoo paper, with an anode and cathode screen-printed on and modified to harvest energy from lactate in a person’s sweat.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.