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|May 17, 2022||Volume 18 Issue 19|
|Latest forging press tech reduces costs of titanium parts|
To produce large, complex titanium parts cost effectively, Pennsylvania-based FPD Company, a machine shop that produces aerospace and medical components, decided to invest in a unique new custom press capable of greater control with higher tonnage. The new equipment can produce near-net shapes that require minimal to no machining while significantly lowering titanium input costs.
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|Great Resource: Unit Conversion Tool|
With Smalley's engineering tools, convert popular spring units such as force or retaining ring thrust capacities into metric units. Convert units such as mass and weight, angular measurements, velocities, temperatures, pressures, densities, and more! This is a very good resource to bookmark.
|12 principles of modern military leadership: Part 2|
Leadership is paramount to the success of any army -- and any organization in general. Leaders not only make life-and-death decisions sometimes, but directly control the climate and quality of life of their subordinates. Capt. Ron Roberts of the U.S. Army's Asymmetric Warfare Group discusses 12 fundamental leadership principles, citing educational and inspirational historical examples along the way. How much do they apply to what you do? Part 2 of 2.
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|FAULHABER AM3248 Stepper Motor: Exceptionally high speed and dynamics|
With a maximum of 10,000 rpm, FAULHABER stepper motor AM3248 achieves a speed five times higher than comparable stepper motors and, combined with a gearhead reduction of 100:1, it delivers a torque of 5 Nm. It has a diameter of just 32 mm and is ideally suited for a wide range of applications including aerospace, lab automation, large optical systems, the semiconductor industry, robotics, and 3D printing.
|EdgeCool cools computer servers in the rack|
The new EdgeCool system for rack-mounted computer servers revolutionizes IT cooling by transforming server racks into their own portable, energy-saving server rooms. The patented split system from DENSO Products and Services Americas is made up of a condenser and an evaporator that fit easily into almost any open or sealed server rack. The self-contained equipment eliminates the need for more floor space, a dedicated server room, or disruptive and costly building modifications.
|Customize your geared stepper motors online|
Lin Engineering's hybrid stepper motors matched with High Precision Planetary Gearboxes are the perfect solution for applications that require higher torque. Their gearboxes are designed and manufactured in-house and offer low backlash and high efficiency. They are available in multiple popular gear ratios including 5:1, 10:1, 20:1, and 50:1.
|New PressFit encoders for small motors|
With the introduction of the evolutionary PressFit rotary encoders from HEIDENHAIN, small-motor manufacturers finally have a better solution for incorporating automated mounting for feedback devices. This new ExI 11xx encoder series features a unique compact design that allows fast and simple mounting by press-fitting into a motor housing while still allowing surrounding space for cables and seals. PressFit encoders are made for integration into motors with a flange size as small as 40 mm x 40 mm or an axis height of only 20 mm.
|Solenoids vs. voice coil actuators|
What are the differences between solenoids and voice coil actuators? Engineers at Moticont have the answers in a new blog entry. Both of these devices are electromechanical units capable of accomplishing similar tasks. Learn the major differences between the two so you can select the correct device type for your application.
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