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.
What should be the perception of a product’s real-world performance with regard to the published spec sheet? While it is easy to assume that the product will operate according to spec, what variables should be considered, and is that a designer obligation or a customer responsibility? Or both?
Biomimicry has already found its way into the development of robots and new materials, with researchers studying animals and nature to come up with new innovations. Now thanks to researchers in Boston, biomimicry could even inform the future of electrical networks for next-generation displays.
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