The BAI Intellidrive Series of compact indexers are for positioning applications and operate in velocity, torque, indexing, and teach modes to drive brush and brushless servomotors. BAIs also feature analog and RS232 interfaces and will accept standard clock and direction inputs for stepping-system replacements. The BAI Intellidrive is capable of point-to-point motion from a stored program initiated from an input. Acceleration, deceleration, and velocity parameters can be pre-defined for the moves.
Altair has released an update of its HyperWorks computer-aided engineering simulation suite that includes new features focusing on four key areas of product design: performance optimization, lightweight design, lead-time reduction, and new technologies.
At IMTS last week, Stratasys introduced two new multi-materials PolyJet 3D printers, plus a new UV-resistant material for its FDM production 3D printers. They can be used in making jigs and fixtures, as well as prototypes and small runs of production parts.
In a line of ultra-futuristic projects, DARPA is developing a brain microchip that will help heal the bodies and minds of soldiers. A final product is far off, but preliminary chips are already being tested.
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