I can get behind the smartmotor concept. Having to reinvent, re-engineer, common designs should be a thing of the past. The countless interface panels I designed wiring for is the core of my belief. It's 2012, time to move on.
Though I do question Animatics decision to place the driver circuits at the motor. The intense electric fields produced by the steppers or servos can't be good for signal fidelity. Why stop there.. remove all lines and send the signal wirelessly.
Siemens and Georgia Institute of Technology are partnering to address limitations in the current additive manufacturing design-to-production chain in an applied research project as part of the federally backed America Makes program.
Most of the new 3D printers and 3D printing technologies in this crop are breaking some boundaries, whether it's build volume-per-dollar ratios, multimaterials printing techniques, or new materials types.
Independent science safety company Underwriters Laboratories is providing new guidance for manufacturers about how to follow the latest IEC standards for implementing safety features in programmable logic controllers.
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