UFM Series ac-to-dc converters for off-line switching power supplies measure 1.45 X 2.28 X 0.5 inches. They convert common ac line voltage to 300V dc inputs for most industry-standard dc-to-dc converters, accept inputs of 90 to 265V ac, and deliver up to 1,500W of output power. Technical bulletin offers a mechanical outline and includes a product description, a list of key features, and a chart of characteristics.
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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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