Meterdrive linear incremental measuring system features simplified wiring and connections and more robust circuitry. In operation, Meterdrive's stainless-steel perforated tape either passes by an opto-electronic, fixed head detector, or is suspended between two points with the detector head moving. Measurement is available to a resolution of either 0.1 or 1 mm, and can be performed at speeds of up to 10m/sec. Maximum tape length is 250m when using a fixed tape, or 10m when using the spring-loaded unit, which operates like a tape measure.
Hepco Slide Systems Ltd., Lower Moor Business Park, Tiverton Way, Tiverton, Devon EX16 6TG, England, FAX +44 1884 243399.
Sciaky, provider of electron-beam additive manufacturing (EBAM) services, will start selling these machines commercially in September. The company has used its EBAM 3D printing technology for making very large, high-value, metal prototypes and production parts for aerospace and defense OEMs.
At this year’s Google I/O, the spotlight was pointed on gender inequality in the high-tech industry. Google has established a new initiative that it hopes will even out the playing field, Made w/Code. Part of this initiative will fund free online courses in basic coding.
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