Warner Electric's newest actuators have a number of new features. A round, ground ball nut makes ball bearing transition a lot more consistent than a tapped square nut, and lasts longer. It also uses bearings to support the motor shaft, not bushings. The actuators also over limit switch and potentiometer options. They are small enough to fit in confined areas, but still can move loads from 25 to 1,330 lbs. They are weatherproofed, too, so they can be used outside. No maintenance is needed either, since the adjustments and lubrication is made at the factory. Stock orders will ship in 24 hours, are handled by Warner Electric's staff, and the actuators are backed by Warner Electric's premium service.
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.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.