Animatics Corp.'s new Integrated Servos - SM2316D-PLS2 and SM2316DT-PLS2 - have added power and functionality over the company's SM2315D and SM2315DT, all with a lower cost. The new servomotors are complete servo systems with built-in controller, amplifier and encoder and they have undergone many enhancements, including higher encoder resolution (4,000 cpr) offering smoother velocity and tighter position control, enhanced trajectory overshoot braking functions that stop larger loads fast and new high-speed position capture input enabling < 5 µsec registration. Additional enhancements include programmable software over-travel limits that eliminate cabling, choice of absolute and relative CAM mode with CAM dwell and added RS-485 port for easy communication with external devices.
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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