Aerotech's ABRS series rotary air-bearing stages provide superior angular positioning, velocity stability and error motion performance in an exceptionally low-profile package. The stages have been optimized to minimize stage height and its low profile reduces the effective working height of the system while minimizing "stack-up" related errors. A clear aperture can be used for product feed-through, laser beam delivery, cable clearance or application-specific requirements. Large air-bearing surfaces provide high stiffness and load capacity, producing excellent axial and radial error motions, and tilt error motion as well. The resulting face error motion is a benefit for applications requiring exceptional planar performance.
Researchers have been working on a number of alternative chemistries to lithium-ion for next-gen batteries, silicon-air among them. However, while the technology has been viewed as promising and cost-effective, to date researchers haven’t managed to develop a battery of this chemistry with a viable running time -- until now.
Norway-based additive manufacturing company Norsk Titanium is building what it says is the first industrial-scale 3D printing plant in the world for making aerospace-grade metal components. The New York state plant will produce 400 metric tons each year of aerospace-grade, structural titanium parts.
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