New drives can be set up with unlimited travel lengths
These drives are made for applications such as traveling gantries and columns, pick and place robots, and material handling systems. They come in metric pitches from module 1.0-16.0, with linear force capacities of up to 31,000 lb. They come with standard rack segment lengths up to 3m, but segments can be mounted end-to-end for unlimited travel lengths. They come in soft, induction-hardened, quenched and tempered and hardened and ground (AGMA 12) quality levels.
The FDA has just released draft guidelines for using 3D printing in the design, development, and manufacture of regulated medical products. Although the recommendations are non-binding, they do set some much-needed parameters.
We're talking a look at 10 of the coolest technologies being developed by the US military today. In addition to saving lives on the battlefield, don't be surprised if you see some of these in your daily life some time in the near future.
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