Observation windows offer operators a way to visually monitor the lubrication of their machines and are made of a polycarbonate that can withstand temperatures up to 130C/266F. With optional guard rings, the windows can withstand internal pressures up to 8.8 psi or higher. All windows are push-fit-installed, self-locking, and oil-tight. Windows are available in oil-window and oil-circulation indicator versions.
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Artificially created metamaterials are already appearing in niche applications like electronics, communications, and defense, says a new report from Lux Research. How quickly they become mainstream depends on cost-effective manufacturing methods, which will include additive manufacturing.
Sharon Glotzer and David Pine are hoping to create the first liquid hard drive with liquid nanoparticles that can store 1TB per teaspoon. They aren't the first to find potential data stores, as Harvard researchers have stored 700 TB inside a gram of DNA.
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