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.
Sciaky, provider of electron-beam additive manufacturing (EBAM) services, will start selling these machines commercially in September. The company has used its EBAM 3D printing technology for making very large, high-value, metal prototypes and production parts for aerospace and defense OEMs.
At this year’s Google I/O, the spotlight was pointed on gender inequality in the high-tech industry. Google has established a new initiative that it hopes will even out the playing field, Made w/Code. Part of this initiative will fund free online courses in basic coding.
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