The company uses its own PCB-mounted Series 70 switches instead of ordinary metal dome membrane switches in its custom-built interfaces. The switches have a reactive click that is easy for the user to feel and hear, making them more comfortable to use. They are reliable, too, offering up to 5 million operations. They have an LED illumination in a variety of colors, and white LED illumination behind removable color insertion strips is also available, making it easy for customers to customize their model. They are designed for instrumentation, machine tools, and other applications. EAO Switch Corp.http://rbi.ims.ca/4928-600
A new service lets engineers and orthopedic surgeons design and 3D print highly accurate, patient-specific, orthopedic medical implants made of metal -- without owning a 3D printer. Using free, downloadable software, users can import ASCII and binary .STL files, design the implant, and send an encrypted design file to a third-party manufacturer.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.