Fit Anywhere: New panel top version
of HAND-TRAK--an optic mouse with no moving parts--can operate at any
With a proven technology that's resistant to sand, dirt, mud, and vibration, the new panel top version of HAND-TRAK™, an optical input device from ITAC Systems Inc., has attracted close looks from military contractors, says Jim McKinney, ITAC's VP of sales. McKinney asserts that HAND-TRAK is fit for harsh-environment operations, such as on a navy ship or a desert HumVee, thanks to its Gestural Input Engine™ design (http://rbi.ims.ca/4390-533), which is sealed, NEMA 4/IP66-compliant, and has no moving parts. HAND-TRAK can operate under high G forces and at any angle, McKinney adds, and can be attached with screws, double-sided tape, Velcro®, or placed loose on an existing control panel.
Producing high-quality end-production metal parts with additive manufacturing for applications like aerospace and medical requires very tightly controlled processes and materials. New standards and guidelines for machines and processes, materials, and printed parts are underway from bodies such as ASTM International.
Engineers at the University of San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering have designed biobatteries on commercial tattoo paper, with an anode and cathode screen-printed on and modified to harvest energy from lactate in a person’s sweat.
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