Baldor Electric Co. now offers a motion control programming language for use with the company's vector drive products, servo products, and new linear motion products. Called "MINT," the new language will program the company's entire line of single- to 256-axis motion products. MINT motion controllers can position 500-hp vector drives, mini brushless servo drives, ac induction servo drives, dual-axis linear stepper motors, and a variety of other products. Baldor Electric. Product Code 4366 (P)
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.
Researchers have been developing a number of nano- and micro-scale technologies that can be used for implantable medical technology for the treatment of disease, diagnostics, prevention, and other health-related applications.
SABIC's lightweighting polycarbonate glazing materials have appeared for the first time in a production car: the rear quarter window of Toyota's special edition 86 GRMN sports car, where they're saving 50% of its weight compared to conventional glass.
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