|January 24, 2012||Volume 08 Issue 03|
|Easy-to-install plastic spherical bearings|
igubal® spherical bearings are easy to install and compensate for misalignment. They are made from high-performance, low-cost plastics, which have excellent vibration dampening properties and are lubrication-free. The resistance of igubal® bearings to dirt and dust makes them ideal for applications where a standard greased bearing would not be suitable. Compared to their metal counterparts, igubal® spherical bearings weigh up to 80% less and help save on installation space thanks to a low profile.
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|Introducing Rogan’s |
Bondable Liquid Silicone Rubber WIDGET
Rogan Corporation can over-mold a New Generation of Bondable Liquid Silicone Rubber directly onto plastic and metal components. This process can simplify supply chain and inventory management, and improve product reliability and features. Design opportunities include: integral seals and gaskets for waterproofing complex geometries and electronic interconnects, integral membranes, diaphragms, vales, switch covers, shock and vibration protection, and sound dampening. Rogan is a Full Turn-Key Custom Contract Manufacturer.
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Small-but-mighty micromotors power 5-axis CNC unit
There is a clear trend toward making components as small and compact as possible, even in mechatronic components. It saves both raw materials and costs. A new compact 5-axis CNC machine is now making the production of complex small components easier. Despite its small size, the use of brushless micro-drives means the system can offer all the properties that were previously the domain of larger systems.
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Incredibly durable, flat flexible cables
Cicoil's super-hardy flat silicone cables are designed for applications that require absolute reliability in mission-critical and extreme environments. The cables shown were made for unmanned ground-based military robotic vehicles, but we're sure that you can dream up a use for Cicoil technology too. The flat silicone cables with encapsulated conductors provide space and weight savings, enhanced flexibility, greater current-carrying capacity, reduced skewing effects, and better electrical characteristics. They are unaffected by exposure to severe vibration, G-forces, abrasion, water, extreme temps, flames, and harsh weather conditions.
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|Videos+: Technologies and inspiration in action|
|Smart Window is sci-fi display technology come to life|
The future of display technologies was made blazingly clear at the recent 2012 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Samsung demonstrated its Transparent Smart Window technology, which wowed participants and garnered a tradeshow innovation award. What's so cool about a solar-powered kitchen, office, or living-room window that turns into a dazzling working computer display or TV monitor at the touch of a finger? Um … just about everything.
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|World's fastest 6-axis robots|
The advanced-design VS-Series six-axis articulated robots from DENSO are the world's fastest in their class. See them perform with lightning speed and even take a "swim." But don't blink. These things can really move.
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|Detroit Auto Show 2012: Cars make a comeback|
Preview some of the hottest debut vehicles and maybe learn a little along the way. Who would have thought that Honda would make a move to build its new high-end Acura NSX sports car in Ohio, when just a few years ago the entire auto industry was super shaky? Vroom vroom.
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