SAD servo motors range from a fraction of a kW to several 100 kW. One of the company’s units uses a single Cm3 connector from ITT Cannon instead of two traditional round connections. Targeting servo motors below 100 mm with flange sizes of 60 × 60 mm or smaller, the connector provides variable shielding from a movable metal wall that separates the signal and power portions. In addition to being smaller than conventional circular connectors, the single Cm3 weighs 50 percent less. The unit’s design provides a simple connection for fast installation and low maintenance.
Sciaky, provider of electron-beam additive manufacturing (EBAM) services, will start selling these machines commercially in September. The company has used its EBAM 3D printing technology for making very large, high-value, metal prototypes and production parts for aerospace and defense OEMs.
At this year’s Google I/O, the spotlight was pointed on gender inequality in the high-tech industry. Google has established a new initiative that it hopes will even out the playing field, Made w/Code. Part of this initiative will fund free online courses in basic coding.
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