The LW-3 linear servomotor is encased in a U-shaped moving slide which is supported by four bearings. The base is constructed of precision-machined, black oxide steel. Integrated into each stage is a reflective 50 lines/mm encoder tape scale and reader head for position feedback. The LW-3 is capable of standard travels of up to 46 inches with velocities of 200 inches/second with payloads up to 11 lbs.
The company says it anticipates high-definition video for home security and other uses will be the next mature technology integrated into the IoT domain, hence the introduction of its MatrixCam devkit.
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.
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