Tol-O-Matic SlideRite CR (corrosion resistant) gearboxes target packaging equipment with washdown requirements or operating environments where water or high relative humidity is present. The units consist of two 45-degree helical gears that mesh at right angles and achieve shaft speeds up to 1,200 rpm. The gearbox has corrosion-resistant electroless nickel-plated geared sleeves, keys and retaining rings as well as corrosion-resistant stainless steel bearings and races. A one-piece hard-coated aluminum case provides a built-in lubricant reservoir. The factory-lubricated units are leak-proof with floating operation in either direction on keyed shafts for long-term alignment. Operating temperature range is 0 to 300F. Recommended shaft materials are either alloy steel or stainless-steel for shafting with a minimum hardness of RC40 or transmission shafting grade such as 4140 or equivalent. For more information, go to http://rbi.ims.ca/4931-508.
A new method of modeling how they are created with chemical vapor deposition (CVD) could reduce the cost of carbon nanostructures used for for research and commercial applications, including advanced sensors and batteries.
BMW has already incorporated more than 10,000 3D-printed parts in the Rolls-Royce Phantom and intends to expand the use of 3D printing in its cars even more in the future. Meanwhile, Daimler has started using additive manufacturing for producing spare parts in Mercedes-Benz Trucks.
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