AZCO Corp.'s SUR-SIZE TS-54 is a compact
sheeter that can accommodate materials including films, foils, paper,
nonwovens, corrugated and rubber products. Place the roll onto the unwind
support and the material is fed to the traveling knife assembly. From a color
touch screen, the operator enters the length and the number of pieces and the
unit automatically feeds out and cuts to the predetermined length and number.
As the material leaves the unit, it exits to a takeaway conveyor for manual
stacking or the takeaway conveyor can be replaced with an optional stacker. This
unit requires 110V and air.
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.
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