A virtual community for the battery industryis now live at www.iBattery.com. The site is open to commercialbattery users, manufacturers, and suppliers, and encompasses battery chargers, smart-chip techno-logies, and test equipment. Other features include electronic catalogs, yellow pages, publications, and online consulting services. The site is laid out much like a community, so you can visit the battery museum, the product screening room, or inventory trading post.
Most machine design engineers will survey existing component manufacturers for standard linear guide products, limiting what they can do with their designs. Using extruded aluminum profile guides can customize machine designs while shrinking the bill of materials.
Practically all electronic devices today contain metals that may
be coming from conflict-ravaged African countries. And political pressures will increasingly influence how these minerals are sourced and used in products.
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