|December 20, 2011||Volume 07 Issue 47|
|Slapshot robot aims to create game-changing hockey sticks|
With the widespread adoption of composite ice hockey sticks over the past decade, frequent stick breakage is all too common. But Hockey Robotics, with the help of MapleSim software and a hot-shot robot, is aiming to change all that.
|High-speed chilling keeps processed food out of the bacterial danger zone|
The rapid chilling of cooked products is particularly beset with challenging temperature parameters that, if violated, can open the door to product contamination. The latest development in chillers for food processors, Lyco Manufacturing's Easy-Flow, represents a quantum shift in cooling speed.
|Kilobots make moves to leave the nest|
Computer scientists and engineers at Harvard University have developed and licensed technology that will make it easy to test collective algorithms on hundreds, or even thousands, of tiny robots.
Rexroth eBooks for mobile devices
Bosch Rexroth has developed a slick new informational tool for engineers and OEM project managers on the go: The Rexroth GoTo eBook. Optimized for iPad, it combines all current GoTo Focused Delivery Program catalogs into an easy-to-use digital format, with added features such as embedded videos, helpful white papers, and links to online Rexroth resources. Rexroth‘s most popular electric drives and controls, hydraulics, pneumatics, linear motion, and aluminum structural framing products are presented. E-reader platforms like the Kindle, Nook, and other systems are also supported.
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|Turbocharge your electromagnetics design|
MotorSolve v2.6 includes several new features: synchronous reluctance motor templates, improved loss predictions, and enhanced stator winding modeling with 3D viewing and more accurate end-effect calculations. Motor efficiency can be determined with greater accuracy due to improved loss predictions. Mechanical factors such as friction, windage, and stray losses can now be accounted for.
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|Videos+: Technologies and inspiration in action|
|Super-bolting made simple|
Don’t bust a gut like the guy pictured here. Multi-Jackbolt tensioners from Superbolt make large-diameter bolting safer for workers, reduce installation times, and best yet are super easy — only hand/air tools are required for any diameter nut or bolt. Watch "The Simple Solution To Bolting Problems," then check out the Superbolt 32-page catalog and the application example brochures.
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|3D med device prototypes are big hit|
Kablooe Design has worked with some of the nation's largest medical technology companies creating prototypes for medical devices that have changed the way patients are treated, significantly improving quality of life for thousands of people. This insightful video explains how the company saved at least $250,000 and 12 to 14 weeks using the RedEye On Demand service and fused deposition modeling (FDM) 3D printing technology for only one med device prototype.
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