Oilgear's latest pump offers several mechanical, hydraulic and electrohydraulic servo valve controls. The pump can be interchanged in the field, needing no disconnection from the main drive or system piping. Users can choose one of three capacities per single frame size. It can run on low-viscosity or other special fluids, and resists contamination, made up of a hardened cylinder surface on a hardened valve plate, and has pistons running on a hardened swashblock surface. It also has multiple displacements with two mountings, sealed front bearings, thru-shaft availability, a maximum continuous speed of 3,600 rpm, a peak pressure of 5,000 rpm (350 bar), and theoretical maximum displacements from 0.66 cubic inches (10.8 ml/rev) to 1.35 cubic inches/rev (22.1 ml/rev).
An in-depth survey of 700 current and future users of 3D printing holds few surprises, but results emphasize some major trends already in progress. Two standouts are the big growth in end-use parts and metal additive manufacturing (AM) most respondents expect.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.