Eastern Air Devices' new hysteresis synchronous motor operates at speeds more than four times those of similar motors. It reportedly achieves those speeds with low speed variation, a much desired trait in medical and optical applications. The size 44, 3-phase, single-speed motor operates at 15,000 continuous rpm while maintaining a smooth, quiet, and efficient constant speed drive. Torque rating is 13.5 oz-in with continuous output of 1/5 hp.
Some of our culture's most enduring robots appeared in the 80s. The Aliens series produced another evil android, and we saw light robot fare in the form of Short Circuit. Two of the great robots of all time also showed up: The Terminator and RoboCop.
Optomec's third America Makes project for metal 3D printing teams the LENS process company with GE Aviation, Lockheed, and other big aerospace names to develop guidelines for repairing high-value flight-critical Air Force components.
This Gadget Freak review looks at a cooler that is essentially a party on wheels with a built-in blender, Bluetooth speaker, and USB charger. We also look at a sustainable, rotating wireless smartphone charger.
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