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.
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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