Now available in the Free CAD library from VirtualCAD is an entire laundry list of fasteners including Socket Head Cap Screws, Shoulder Screws, Flat and Button Head Screws, Set Screws, Pressure Plugs, and Dowel Pins. Addressing engineers' need for more detail in their drawings, the CAD library lets the user control the amount of detail by turning it on and off, or resetting it, to avoid larger file sizes. To view these 3D CAD models, go to www.virtualcad.com.
University of Southampton researchers have come up with a way to 3D print transparent optical fibers like those used in fiber-optic telecommunications cables, potentially boosting frequency and reducing loss.
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