|January 24, 2023||Volume 19 Issue 03|
|New Corvette E-Ray with hybrid eAWD propulsion|
Hold on to your hat. They are really mixing things up at Chevrolet for the new year with the introduction of the first-ever Corvette E-Ray. The mid-engine hybrid uses an advanced electrified propulsion system in addition to its 6.2L LT2 Small Block V8, enabling all-season performance and a breakneck 0-to-60 time of 2.5 sec -- the quickest production Corvette ever.
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|Top Tech Tips: 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.
|CNC: Reduce runout with ANCA's new complete tool runout compensation|
Manufacturing high-quality, high-performance tools requires the Total Indicator Runout (TIR) to be perfect or minimal for overall tool life and surface finish. Runout can cause shortened tool life and poor surface finish, and in drills and reamers can result in oversized holes. A new option in ANCA's ToolRoom cures runout woes and helps to increase tool life and productivity.
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|Fluke 831 Laser Shaft Alignment Tool|
Misalignment causes at least half of all damage to rotating machinery, but instead of fixing the problem, teams often just treat the symptoms by replacing bearings, couplings, and seals. The new Fluke 831 Laser Shaft Alignment Tool makes shaft alignment easy with an intuitive guided user interface that enables quick and complete shaft alignment without advanced training or complicated programs.
|New rotary microstage includes built-in controller|
The new M3-RS-U2-4.5-360 Rotary Smart Stage from New Scale Technologies is a miniature positioning module that simplifies the task of embedding high-precision rotary motion into scientific and industrial instruments. The latest addition to the M3 Smart Stage family provides point-to-point angular positioning with closed-loop resolution better than 0.022 degrees. M3 Smart Stages integrate piezoelectric motors, position sensors, and built-in controllers in compact modules that accept direct digital input from a system processor.
|Flame-resistant composites for EV applications|
IDI Composites International has introduced a new thermoset composite material delivering critical performance benefits for electric vehicle (EV) applications, FLAMEVEX™ is a flame-resistant lightweight composite that has been used on battery packs, which have passed the stringent Chinese Standard GB/T 31467.3 test, commonly known as the China bonfire test. This material offers designers a strong, lightweight, and cost-effective alternative to steel and aluminum materials traditionally used to enclose battery packs in EV applications. Flame performance levels can be tailored.
|Electrically insulative toughened epoxy meets NASA low outgassing specifications|
Master Bond Supreme 42HT-2ND Black is a two-part, non-drip epoxy system designed for bonding, sealing, and coating applications. It is capable of withstanding temps up to 450 F (232 C), meets NASA low outgassing standards, and is recommended for applications that require vacuum compatibility. This epoxy is electrically insulative and withstands rigorous thermal cycling. It offers a high strength profile and a forgiving mix ratio.
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|Most Popular Items 2022: Part 1|
New Army rifles, 2,000-hp Ford SuperVan, Air Force Palletized Weapon System, Porsche 911 Sport Classic 2023, Bugatti Mistral, Xerox aluminum 3D printer, latest Raspberry Pi, electro corrosion in e-motors, 3D-printable foam. Plus, the most popular products, applications, and tips.
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|Most Popular Items 2022: Part 2|
2024 Ford Mustang, lithium-sulfur EV battery, new B-21 Raider stealth bomber, all-electric 2024 Chevrolet Silverado pickup, sharkskin film on airplanes, revolution in metal stamping, world's fastest ball bearing for EV motors. Plus, the most popular products, applications, and tips.
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|Videos+: Technologies and inspiration in action|
|10 design tips for sheet metal bending from Xometry|
Sheet metal bending is one of the most commonly used methods to form sheet metal fabricated parts. The costs and quality depend on various factors, including setup costs, material costs, and design complexity. To ensure an optimum bend and to avoid deformation, the experts at Xometry recommend following certain design tips for every type of sheet metal part feature.
View this informative Xometry video.