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Counter Balance CorporationCounter Balance Corporation | Reference GuideCounter Balance Corporation's introductory brochure highlights modular counter balance systems. They have safely lifted lids and decks from 1.0 to 1,500 pounds in industries including industrial-commercial, food, furniture and automotive. Counter Balance works with their customers both in the office and in the field to assist in development and design of a counter balance in an application.
Motion Without Limits(TM)Bishop-Wisecarver | Reference GuideBishop-Wisecarver answered a problem that Axometrics Inc. experienced with their Spectropolarimeter, which tests LCD polarization to maximize the manufacturing process. Learn more about Bishop-Wisercarver's custom solution for this problem and other custom options that Bishop-Wisecarver can provide.
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New 0.9 Degree Size 23 Linear ActuatorsHaydon Switch & Instrument, Inc. (Haydon) is proud to announce that their size 23 hybrid linear actuators are now available with a 0.9 degree step angle. This new step angle is designed for higher resolution and allows for a full step linear movement of 0.0000625" (1.6 microns). Click Here.
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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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