The Intellect fastener-tightening system consolidates into one module all the electronic technologies needed to control, monitor, and report operations of single- and multi-spindle powerhead fastener tightening units. The integrated design eliminates the need for auxiliary control and power components, resulting in a more compact unit. Ingersoll-Rand Fastener Tightening Systems, Automation Div., 23400 Halsed Rd., Farmington Hills, MI 48335; FAX (248) 615-2327.
Producing high-quality end-production metal parts with additive manufacturing for applications like aerospace and medical requires very tightly controlled processes and materials. New standards and guidelines for machines and processes, materials, and printed parts are underway from bodies such as ASTM International.
Engineers at the University of San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering have designed biobatteries on commercial tattoo paper, with an anode and cathode screen-printed on and modified to harvest energy from lactate in a person’s sweat.
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