Model 70-653 medium-duty fastener with hooked claw is for retaining lids and covers and is screw-adjustable to give 10-mm tolerance when fitting. The fastener also features a pin seal facility for security and an optional safety catch to prevent any accidental opening. Model 70-653 comes in mild steel with a hardened and tempered carbon steel claw in iridescent yellow, zincplate passivate finish. Applications include process engineering and metalworking.
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.