Six out of ten engineers say that standard sizing is the most important feature when selecting a motor, according to a recent survey by Design News and Control Engineering Magazines. Price follows as the second most important feature, followed by standard housing construction and the type of mounting. As for what sizes are key, NEMA 11 and NEMA 23 are the two most popular frame sizes.
Design collaboration now includes the entire value chain. From suppliers to customers, purchasing to outside experts, the collaborative design team includes internal and external groups. The design process now stretches across the globe in multiple software formats.
A new high-pressure injection-molding technology produces near-net shape parts with 2-inch-thick walls from high-performance materials like PEEK, PAI, and carbon-filled polymers. Parts show no voids, sinks, or porosity, have more consistent mechanical properties, and are stronger.
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