Air cylinders feature a V-seal design that prevents seal collapse and blow-by, ensuring constant contact with the cylinder barrel. The reversible piston provides dimensional consistency, and standard cylinders are interchangeable with cylinders having options such as bumpers, or a magnet used to actuate a reed switch. The cylinders feature stainless-steel barrels and piston rods and oil-permeated, ball-sized rod bushings.
Humphrey Products Co., Box 2008, Kalamazoo, MI 49003.
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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