DIAX04 high-voltage, digital, modular drives are part of the SYSTEM200 modular control concept in which components can be connected to work with other control system components. Brochure details high precision at high speeds, simplified assembly and wiring, and comprehensive diagnostics. Color photographs illustrate high-power applications that DIAX04 drives can handle, including flexible transfer lines, free-form milling, and sheet-metal machining.
Mannesmann Rexroth Corp., Indramat Div., 5150 Prairie Stone Pkwy., Hoffman Estates, IL 60192, FAX (847) 645-6201.
What if algae borne of fertilizer runoff that pollutes rivers and lakes could be harvested and used as biofuel feedstock? What if the leftovers could be recycled into farm soil nutrients, eliminating at least some of the need for artificial fertilizers in the first place? Western Michigan University researchers have a plan.
Manufacturers of plastic parts recognize the potential of conformal cooling to reduce molding cycle times. Problem is, conformal molds require additive manufacturing (AM), and technologies in that space are still evolving. Costs also can be high, and beyond that, many manufacturing organizations lack the knowledge and expertise needed to apply and incorporate additive technologies into their operations.
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.