A 12-bit color line scan camera from Atmel Corp. (www.atmel.com) pushes operating speeds up to 40 million pixels per second, improving the resolution available for demanding industrial applications such as circuit board inspection. The Akyla HD has either 1024- or 2048-pixel resolution and a data rate of 40 MHz. The $7,240 camera supports the CameraLink serial interface.
Researchers have been working on a number of alternative chemistries to lithium-ion for next-gen batteries, silicon-air among them. However, while the technology has been viewed as promising and cost-effective, to date researchers haven’t managed to develop a battery of this chemistry with a viable running time -- until now.
Norway-based additive manufacturing company Norsk Titanium is building what it says is the first industrial-scale 3D printing plant in the world for making aerospace-grade metal components. The New York state plant will produce 400 metric tons each year of aerospace-grade, structural titanium parts.
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