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February 06, 2018Volume 14 Issue 05


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Smalley Bearing Preload Wave Spring Series
Bearing Preload is the process of adding a sustained axial load, independent of external loads. Properly preloading a bearing can increase its life and eliminate vibration and noise that result from specified clearance, manufacturing precision, and wear. Designed with gap or overlap geometry to prevent binding in tight radial spaces. Over 10,000 parts stocked and customs can be made from .157" and 4 mm to 120" and 3000 mm diameters with No-Tooling-Costs™.
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In this issue of Designfax

  • Boeing debuts first 737 MAX 7
  • New research yields super-strong aluminum alloy
  • NIST report on blockchain demystifies the technology
  • Wheels: Bugatti 3D prints world's largest titanium component
  • Mike Likes: World's highest force voice coil actuator
  • Top 5 machine vision trends for 2018
  • Reduce motion control application development time
  • Reverse Engineering add-in 2018 for SOLIDWORKS
  • Two-stage rotary latch is rugged and secure
  • Sprague pumps, boosters, and power units
  • Compact precision ring drive system
  • High-current connector for high-end battery systems
  • Videos+: Technologies and inspiration in action
    • Universal Robots opens new doors
    • Difference? Inertia, PiezoWalk & Ultrasonic Motors
  • Most Popular Last Issue
    • NASA begins all-electric X-plane motor tests
    • The magic of memristors
    • Remote vehicles that punch as hard as Abrams tanks
  • New Products
    • Electrical, Mechanical, Motion
    Cover Image: Bugatti Chiron to feature 3D-printed titanium brake calipers

News

New silicon MEMS sensor measures electric field strength

White graphene added to ceramics can give them outstanding properties

DARPA turns its unmanned anti-submarine ship prototype over to Navy for further development

Blast and impact simulations could lead to better understanding of injuries and body armor



Image - 32mm Brushless Motor Packs Massive Torque
32mm Brushless Motor Packs Massive Torque
The FAULHABER 3274 BP4 series packs a punch, yet weights half as much as competitors' motors -- and in a significantly smaller size, too. The 3274 BP4 is overload‐resistant and offers longer operational lifetime than conventional DC motors, and withstands harsh ambient conditions and temperatures from -40°C to +125.
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Feature articles

Image - Boeing debuts first 737 MAX 7
Boeing debuts first 737 MAX 7
Boeing marked a new airplane development milestone Feb. 5 as thousands of employees celebrated the debut of the first 737 MAX 7 at the company's Renton, WA, factory. The MAX 7 is the third and newest member of Boeing's 737 MAX family to come down the assembly line -- and part of the fastest-selling airplane product line in Boeing history.
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Image - New research yields super-strong aluminum alloy
New research yields super-strong aluminum alloy
Researchers at Purdue University have demonstrated how to create a super-strong aluminum alloy that rivals the strength of stainless steel, an advance with potential industrial applications. Much of the work focused on adding one magic (and common) ingredient.
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Image - New NIST report on blockchain aims to demystify the technology
New NIST report on blockchain aims to demystify the technology
Beguiling, baffling, or both -- that’s blockchain. Aiming to clarify the subject for the benefit of companies and other organizations, the National Institute of Standards and Technology has released a straightforward introduction to blockchain, which underpins Bitcoin and other digital currencies.
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Image - Wheels:<br> Bugatti brake caliper is world's largest 3D-printed titanium component
Wheels:
Bugatti brake caliper is world's largest 3D-printed titanium component

If you're going to plop down $3 million for a hypercar like the Bugatti Chiron and go from 0 to 60 mph in less than 2.5 sec, it better come with a trusty way to stop. Luckily, the French luxury automaker uses the most powerful brakes in the world, which have just been upgraded by incorporating the world’s largest titanium 3D-printed brake caliper.
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Image - Mike Likes: World's highest force voice coil actuator
Mike Likes: World's highest force voice coil actuator
H2W Technologies has developed the world’s highest force commercially available non-commutated DC linear actuator, otherwise known as a direct drive voice coil actuator. The model NCC08-75-3000-3X is capable of generating a continuous force of 300 lb (1330 N) and a peak force of 900 lb (4000 N) at a duty cycle of 10% (i.e., 1 sec on and 9 sec off). A moving mass of just under 8 lb (3.6 kg) allows for a maximum theoretical continuous acceleration of nearly 38 Gs.
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Image - Top 5 machine vision trends for 2018
Top 5 machine vision trends for 2018
In an industry such as machine vision, where new standards and technologies are being launched at an unprecedented rate, emerging trends are multiplying faster than cameras on an automation line. BitFlow, a manufacturer of frame grabbers for machine vision cameras, gives its Top 5 industry trends for this year.
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Reduce motion control application development time
ACS Motion Control has launched a new version of its SPiiPlus Application Development Kit (ADK) Suite motion control software with new simulation and motion machine interface (MMI) tools. The SPiiPlus ADK Suite Version 2.50 provides enhanced diagnostics capabilities to minimize setup, tuning, and programming time for motion control applications. With updated ACSPL+ functions, variables, and commands, Version 2.50 enables the implementation of both highly complex motion-time-event sequences with accurate positioning and timing, and simpler tasks such as point-to-point control. The ACS simulator tool models an ideal closed-loop servo system.
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Image - Reverse Engineering add-in 2018 for SOLIDWORKS
Reverse Engineering add-in 2018 for SOLIDWORKS
ReverseEngineering.com 2018 for SOLIDWORKS is a reverse engineering application fully integrated into SOLIDWORKS. Users can easily process point clouds, hard probe, and 3D laser scans directly in SOLIDWORKS. Tube measure and quick settings tooling dialog are two features new to the software. Other new capabilities and enhancements include:
  • No wait time when processing gigabytes of point cloud scan data with Voxel thinning.
  • Automatic function generates profile curves through a point cloud, allowing users to define and order equal number and spacing of points for parametric spline creation.
  • Enhanced lock plane simplifies your work flow, users can define point-to-plane snap tolerance capture with a hard probe or 3D scanner.
  • A standalone Integrated Point Cloud module that doesn’t require a SOLIDWORKS license to visualize points, hard probe, or laser scan.
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Image - Two-stage rotary latch is rugged and secure
Two-stage rotary latch is rugged and secure
Southco has expanded its successful line of rotary latching solutions with the addition of a stainless steel version of its popular R4-30 series. This two-stage rotary latch is constructed of high-strength, corrosion-resistant stainless steel, making it an ideal choice for enclosures applications exposed to demanding environments, such as an outdoor antenna tower access panel. The design prevents false latching conditions in enclosure applications and provides concealed latching for increased security and industrial design.
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Image - Sprague pumps, boosters, and power units now available from High Pressure Equipment
Sprague pumps, boosters, and power units now available from High Pressure Equipment
High Pressure Equipment Co. (HiP), a subsidiary of Graco Inc., has added Sprague hydraulic pumps, gas boosters, and power units to their family of products. Sprague air-driven power products have been providing high-pressure solutions to the oil and gas, process chemical, utility, aviation, and industrial markets for more than 60 years. The first Sprague air-operated pump was developed in 1947 and, other than minor modifications, is the same classic design today. HiP will manufacture all Sprague power products in their ISO 9001-certified Erie, PA, headquarters plant.
Learn about Sprague Air-Driven Hydraulic Pumps.
Learn about Sprague Air-Driven Gas Boosters.
Learn about Sprague Air-Driven Power Units.

Image - Compact precision ring drive system optimized for high speed and high torque
Compact precision ring drive system optimized for high speed and high torque
The Compact Ring Drive (CRD) system from Nexen Group features a precision-grade bearing and drive mechanism in a sealed housing. Freely programmable, three drive configurations allow the CRD to be optimized for high speed, high torque, or both, depending on the application. The combination of Nexen’s roller pinion technology with integrated bearing and motor/gearhead delivers a rigid, smooth system with zero backlash options from the motor through the driven load. The CRD is ideal for applications including cutting systems, gantry systems, medical products, robotics, aerospace, machine tool, semiconductor, and material handling.
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Image - High-current connector for high-end battery systems
High-current connector for high-end battery systems
Amphenol Industrial Products Group has enhanced its SurLok Plus high-current connector and cabling system. The quick connect and locking system includes a high-voltage interlock loop (HVIL) safety feature, as well as electromagnetic interference shielding (EMI) for noise immunity. These features are a requirement of high-end battery systems to ensure safety and proper operation. Ideal for use in electric vehicles, materials handling, hybrid electric vehicles, and in energy storage for commercial and residential battery storage systems, SurLok Plus is a reliable alternative to common compression lugs.
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Most popular last issue

Image - NASA begins endurance testing on cruise motors for all-electric X-plane
NASA begins endurance testing on cruise motors for all-electric X-plane
The cruise motors that will power NASA’s first fully electric X-plane, the X-57 Maxwell, to the skies have begun endurance testing on the ground. Using a test stand called Airvolt, engineers at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center are testing the motors and their motor controllers, collecting data to help verify that the experimental electric propulsion system is ready to be deemed flightworthy.
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Image - The magic of memristors: Scientists develop new technology standard that could shape the future of electronics design
The magic of memristors: Scientists develop new technology standard that could shape the future of electronics design
Memristors could hold the key to a new era in electronics, being both smaller and simpler in form than transistors, low energy, and with the ability to retain data by "remembering" the amount of charge that has passed through them -- potentially resulting in computers that switch on and off instantly and never forget.
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Image - U.S. Army looking forward to remote combat vehicles that punch as hard as Abrams tanks
U.S. Army looking forward to remote combat vehicles that punch as hard as Abrams tanks
Within five years, the Army would like to start testing remote combat vehicle prototypes, known as RCVs, which are unmanned, as light and as fast as a Stryker, but provide the same level of firepower as an M-1 Abrams tank.
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Videos+: Technologies and inspiration in action
Universal Robots opens new doors
Assembling locks all day long is an onerous task for a human but a perfect job for a cobot. That’s the conclusion at ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door and window opening solutions as they integrated UR robots on their production line. Watch how the cobots now help ensure delivery with a two-day lead time while increasing productivity and improving worker safety.
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What's the difference: Inertia, PiezoWalk & Ultrasonic Motors?
All three types provide high resolution and are self-locking at rest (no power consumption) with excellent long-term stability. If high speed is required, ultrasonic motors, whose motion is based on resonant behavior in a piezo-ceramic actuator, are ideal. PiezoWalk motors provide the highest forces. For the most compact positioning systems, piezo inertia motors, which use the stick-slip effect (a cyclical alternation of static and sliding friction), are best suited. All motors are available in multiple designs.
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