Workholding systems for CNC machining centers include Qwik-Lok which can fixture two parts for vertical machining centers, allowing many units to be grouped into a limited machining envelope. Other systems include the Multi-Lok for horizontal machining centers and the Chick Indexable workholding system. Catalog includes the entire product and accessory line for horizontal and vertical machining centers. A photograph, dimensional drawings, and specifications are provided for each product.
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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