|August 16, 2022||Volume 18 Issue 31|
|You need motion control components?|
HIWIN has them in stock!
Many models of rolled ballscrews PLUS supports, ballsplines, linear guideways, crossed roller bearings and stages are in stock at our Chicago factory, where HIWIN can cut and machine to our spec or yours. Fast shipment to meet applications in machine tool, medical, lab, packaging, metal fab, semicon and advanced high-precision automation equipment.
See everything HIWIN offers!
|Cool Electronic Cabinets|
Prevent hot weather failures that can affect production. UL Listed Cabinet Coolers produce 20-degree Fahrenheit air from an ordinary supply of compressed air to cool electrical controls. Thermostat control minimizes air usage. Maintains the NEMA 4, 4X (stainless steel) and 12 rating of the enclosure.
Website offers video, CADs and more.
|Two new rifles coming to Army close-combat soldiers|
The U.S. Army recently awarded a contract to manufacturer SIG SAUER for two new weapons for soldiers involved in close-quarters combat. The XM5 will replace the M4/M4A1 carbine rifle, while the XM250 will replace the M249 Squad Automatic Weapon. In addition to improved accuracy, the new firing systems provide greater energy on the target.
Read the full article.
|Smarter 3D printing makes better parts faster|
3D printers may soon get better at producing intricate metal and plastic parts, thanks to new software developed at the University of Michigan that reduces harmful heat buildup in laser powder bed fusion printers. Called SmartScan, the software demonstrated a 41% improvement in heat distribution and a 47% reduction in deformations.
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|What is the C-Flex Pivot Bearing?|
It's a flexure-based bearing utilizing internal flat crossed springs, capsuled in a cylindrical housing, to provide precise rotation with low hysteresis and no frictional losses. The C-Flex bearing will offer indefinite life when used within its rated load and rotation values. Applications include Medical, Industrial, and Aerospace.
Advantages include: Frictionless, Backlash-free, Self-centering, Simple installation, Low hysteresis, Vacuum applications, Stock items, No lubrication, No maintenance, and Indefinite life.
Learn more from C-Flex, The Leader in Flexing Metal Technology.
View the C-Flex Pivot Bearing training page.
|All-new Lexus RX: Refined luxe with lots of options|
If you're a fan of SUVs, it's hard not to love the Lexus RX. It's sporty, luxurious, powerful, and oozes quality, with great design and an aspirational, confident attitude. The all-new 2023 Lexus RX is the company's fifth-gen model and will be offered in six grades (including an RX-first F SPORT Performance variant) and in four new powertrain options.
Read the full article.
|Top Tech Tip: Innovative way to take up tolerances!|
Smalley Linear Springs are a continuous wave formed (marcelled) wire length produced from spring-tempered materials. They act as a load-bearing device with approximately the same load/deflection characteristics as a wave spring. Linear Springs are now available as a standard part in carbon and stainless steel, with over 200 sizes.
Learn specs and applications.
|One Touch Fasteners slash set-up times|
Quick-release One Touch Fasteners from Fixtureworks provide quick and easy locking and unlocking for fixture plates, covers, machine components, and more. These quarter-turn clamping fasteners have clearly visible ON and OFF markings and are ideal for fast-changeover applications and frequent disassembly, providing reliable hold up to 100 lb. Lots of versions available, including standard, retractable, heavy duty, and knob- and button-locking pins.
Learn more and see case study examples.
|Adhesives for titanium: Lap shear strength tests|
When it comes to bonding titanium to itself or to other substrates, Master Bond has formulated a range of reliable, high-strength adhesives that yielded excellent results when tested for their lap shear strength using titanium substrates. Titanium is known for its high strength, corrosion resistance, and heat transfer properties. See the results of which epoxies performed the best when also considering different processing and operation conditions.
Read the Master Bond results.
|Customizable encoders for white goods, automation, controls, more|
Elma Electronic now offers the E18 family of price-competitive, robust mechanical incremental encoders that offer a high-quality alternative to system designers struggling to find a drop-in, rugged encoder for harsh environments with a footprint that matches their current PCB design. E18 encoders are available in a variety of configurations, including with or without push buttons and threaded bushings. Their "Swiss Click Indexing System" epitomizes quality turning feel.
|Belt-driven actuators for harsh environments|
Rollon's newly enhanced Plus System lineup of belt-driven linear actuators can be integrated seamlessly with industrial machines. Combining sturdy construction, protective features (sealed), and high-performance characteristics for load, moment control, speed, and acceleration, the Plus System family features an anodized aluminum structure and steel reinforced driving belt. Three types available: Plus System ELM completely enclosed unit, Plus System ROBOT for multi-axis or SCARA robots, and Plus System SC for vertical motion in gantry applications.
|3-Day Course: Advanced Design for Additive Manufacturing|
Wohlers Associates, powered by ASTM International, is offering a three-day, hands-on Advanced Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM) Certificate Course Sept. 28-30 in partnership with and hosted by America Makes in Youngstown, OH. Learn about Topology Optimization, Lattice Structures, Reducing Support Material using DfAM, Part Consolidation, and more. The course includes considerations for metal, polymer, and composite materials.
|Most popular last issue|
|Radar gets a major digital makeover|
Sandia is giving radar a major digital makeover. Researchers are working to replace legacy analog radars commonly used by the military with a new, digital, software-defined system. The overhauled design promises U.S. warfighters unprecedented flexibility and performance.
Read the full article.
|Videos+: Technologies and inspiration in action|
|Top Product: How Nord-Lock washers work|
Can you get a design and functional edge with a wedge? In this animated video, Nord-Lock explains the principle behind their original wedge-locking technology that secures bolted joints even when exposed to severe vibration and dynamic loads. The company says it is impossible for this washer type to loosen unintentionally, due to the wedge created underneath the bolt head and nut.
View the video.