are currently three sizes of Ogura's series of hydraulic caliper disc
brake available: model HOB-360CP, HOB-1200CP and HOB-2800CP. They have a maximum
clamping force of 810, 2,700 and 6,300 lb, respectively. Besides modifying
pressure to change torque in an application, multiple brake modules can be used
as well as multiple brake discs.
brakes are primarily designed for heavy duty work in machining centers and
machine tools. Besides machine tool applications, these brakes can also be used
in industrial applications where high torque is required.
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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