Simple to use, even with oxidized, tin-plated wiring
Sonobond's SpliceRite Wire Splicers can quickly splice wire bundles, making a true metallurgical bond without arcs, sparks or fumes. There's no need for crimping, clipping, soldering or dipping, and SpliceRite can even bond wire bundles with oxidized or tin-plated wires, something ordinary splicers can't do. It uses the company's own patented "Wedge-Reed" system of high vibratory force and low amplitude coupling, and comes in both 1500 and 2500W capacity. Users can control welds by height, energy or time. The splicer's microprocessor can interface with a computer via RS232 port, and it can store and recall up to 250 jobs. It is easy to use, running off the push of a button once set up.
Altair has released an update of its HyperWorks computer-aided engineering simulation suite that includes new features focusing on four key areas of product design: performance optimization, lightweight design, lead-time reduction, and new technologies.
At IMTS last week, Stratasys introduced two new multi-materials PolyJet 3D printers, plus a new UV-resistant material for its FDM production 3D printers. They can be used in making jigs and fixtures, as well as prototypes and small runs of production parts.
In a line of ultra-futuristic projects, DARPA is developing a brain microchip that will help heal the bodies and minds of soldiers. A final product is far off, but preliminary chips are already being tested.
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