Tubular motors and electronic controls are available for projection screens, rolling shutters, retractable awnings, interior window treatments, and other applications. Catalog covers electronic control products including decorator switches; group, remote, and automatic controls; accessories; and specialty products. Table of contents and sectional content summaries provide product references, and each electronic control product features a description, photo, application illustrations, and mechanical and electrical specifications.
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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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