Model 657 Super Cube position sensor is for severe environments. The 5/8-inch(3) sensor is available with standard resistance values ranging from 50(omega) to 25 k(omega) and up to 1-million shaft revolutions. Depending on the application, sensors can be provided with or without mechanical stops and with electrical travel to 320 degrees. Options include special shafts and bushings, custom wire harnesses in lieu of wire terminals, special ink systems, and high-temperature versions. Model 657 features a multi-array, conductive-plastic screen process, and laser trimming to confirm a 2% output signal.
Altair has released an update of its HyperWorks computer-aided engineering simulation suite that includes new features focusing on four key areas of product design: performance optimization, lightweight design, lead-time reduction, and new technologies.
At IMTS last week, Stratasys introduced two new multi-materials PolyJet 3D printers, plus a new UV-resistant material for its FDM production 3D printers. They can be used in making jigs and fixtures, as well as prototypes and small runs of production parts.
In a line of ultra-futuristic projects, DARPA is developing a brain microchip that will help heal the bodies and minds of soldiers. A final product is far off, but preliminary chips are already being tested.
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