AutomationDirect's NITRA pneumatic product line now includes a series of compact stainless steel,
round body cylinders. The C-series cylinders feature type 304 stainless steel
bodies with anodized aluminum alloy heads. The type 303 stainless piston rod is
equipped with Buna "N" o-ring rod seals and sintered bronze rod bushings. The
double-acting cylinders are available in 9/16 inch to three inch bore sizes and
stroke lengths from 0.25 inch to four inches. Optional clevis brackets and rod
eyes are also available. Backed with a two-year warranty, C-series compact
cylinders start at $33.
Siemens and Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology have achieved a faster production process based on selective laser melting for speeding up the prototyping of big, complex metal parts in gas turbine engines.
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