RENCO Encoders of Goleta, CA, has announced the addition of a new 3-D feature to their website. Now customers can log on to the RENCO homepage (www.renco.com) and view various different encoders from all sides. Viewers can also download 3-D or 2-D versions of an encoder in different CAD and graphic formats. The website enables viewers to make their own encoder by selecting parts available in the catalog and creating a 3-D model of their specific design that can be rotated, zoomed, and viewed on screen. Users may also obtain price and delivery information by submitting their particular specifications for an RFQ.
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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