The Haydon Kerk
Engineering Development Center offers customers the ability to order online
from a standard listing of prototype parts available for 24-hour shipment. The
online ordering system allows an engineer to quickly obtain off-the-shelf
linear motion components for concept testing while evaluating their needs for
an application-specific customized linear motion solution. It offers quick
turnaround for off-the-shelf and customized prototypes. Parts ordered through
the online system are available for same day shipment while customized parts can
be available in a matter of days. Hybrid and canstack linear actuators,
precision lead screw assemblies, RGS and LRS linear rail systems, ScrewRail
linear actuators, and drives are all available. Applications for linear motion
products span a variety of high-tech industries including medical instruments,
life science research equipment, laboratory instrumentation, semiconductor
manufacturing, optics and laser equipment, and military/aerospace applications.
The Beam Store from Suitable Technologies is managed by remote workers from places as diverse as New York and Sydney, Australia. Employees attend to store visitors through Beam Smart Presence Systems (SPSs) from the company. The systems combine mobility and video conferencing and allow people to communicate directly from a remote location via a screen as well as move around as if they are actually in the room.
An MIT research team has invented what they see as a solution to the need for biodegradable 3D-printable materials made from something besides petroleum-based sources: a water-based robotic additive extrusion method that makes objects from biodegradable hydrogel composites.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.