In what may be a growing trend, Del-Tron Precision has presented its entire linear bearing product line in movable 3D images and downloadable CAD models on its website. The 3D and CAD functions enable visitors to its website to pan, rotate, and zoom in on any of the company's linear bearing products, and even directly insert product CAD models into their own drawings without downloading. Visitors may download a 3D model in one of about 100 different formats. For more info and to view Del-Tron Precision's products in 3D, go to www.deltron.com or to www.CADRegister.com, an online resource that provides downloadable CAD models from different manufacturers.
Two different shape-shifting polymers have been announced from two different universities: Wyss Institute at Harvard University and Zhejiang University in eastern China. Both of them change their shapes when immersed in water, and the one from Wyss Institute was made with 3D-printing techniques.
When you think of the DARPA Robotics Challenge, you may imagine complex humanoid contraptions made of metal and wires that move like a Terminator Series T-90. But what actually happened at the much-vaunted event was something just a bit different.
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