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New KF Series From SoLiCoSoLiCo | Product Brief SoLiCo's KF Series LED indicators are available with three 30 mm lens styles in five colors. Terminals are .250 quick connect, or screw type, wire leads to follow. LED illumination is provided by multiple encapsulated LED chips with ratings of 14 VDC, 28 VDC, and 120 VAC with cUL pending. Contact SoLiCo Sales for pricing and additional information.
Multicore Programming Resource KitNational Instruments | White PaperNI LabVIEW simplifies multicore application development, enabling programmers to automatically benefit from the increased performance of multicore technology with little to no change to applications. Learn more with these multicore resources: white papers, webcasts, and LabVIEW toolkits.
With the debut of the television show “Sport Science,” the intangibles of sports are suddenly falling. Read our spotlight article for more on the measurement techniques used on the show. Email me with your thoughts.
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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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