Micro-Mini(TM) "Ratchet" connectors feature contact inserts that maintain side load strength, which exceeds current standards by five times. The vibration-resistant ratchet coupler design prevents loosening in severe, high-vibration applications while the epoxy-coated coupler passes the 500-hour salt-spray test per Mil-Std-202F for corrosion resistance. The watertight seal meets IP-67 and NEMA-6P ratings, and the easy-stripping PVC-jacketed cable and molded-to-cable connector junction are bonded for connector-to-cable reliability.
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Siemens and Georgia Institute of Technology are partnering to address limitations in the current additive manufacturing design-to-production chain in an applied research project as part of the federally backed America Makes program.
Most of the new 3D printers and 3D printing technologies in this crop are breaking some boundaries, whether it's build volume-per-dollar ratios, multimaterials printing techniques, or new materials types.
Independent science safety company Underwriters Laboratories is providing new guidance for manufacturers about how to follow the latest IEC standards for implementing safety features in programmable logic controllers.
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