Miniature short-stroke air cylinders feature patented Snap-Cap(reg) end caps, which eliminate the need for space-robbing threads, fasteners, snap rings, or tie rods. An elastomeric end-cap retainer provides an inherent cushioning effect. Square and rectangular cylinders can be mounted at either end or any side for a total of six possible mounting configurations, without the use of mounting brackets.
Sciaky, provider of electron-beam additive manufacturing (EBAM) services, will start selling these machines commercially in September. The company has used its EBAM 3D printing technology for making very large, high-value, metal prototypes and production parts for aerospace and defense OEMs.
At this year’s Google I/O, the spotlight was pointed on gender inequality in the high-tech industry. Google has established a new initiative that it hopes will even out the playing field, Made w/Code. Part of this initiative will fund free online courses in basic coding.
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