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.
Sales of semiconductors, interconnects, and other electronic components in North America were flat through the second quarter of 2015, reflecting a pattern that’s been repeating itself for several years.
An in-depth survey of 700 current and future users of 3D printing holds few surprises, but results emphasize some major trends already in progress. Two standouts are the big growth in end-use parts and metal additive manufacturing (AM) most respondents expect.
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