The SP + and SP + High Speed® series planetary gearheads are featured in a new 32-page guide from Alpha Gear Drives. The guide includes such technical information as data and diagrams on the gearheads' accuracy, acceleration, noise, and backlash characteristics. The new SP+ series has several new features, including noise levels lower than 64 dB(A), a high torque capacity, and a longer lifetime because of improved torsional rigidity. The SP+ High Speed version can run up to 4,500 rpm in continuous operation. To find out more, visit www.alphagear.com.
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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