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|June 28, 2022||Volume 18 Issue 24|
|Pilot recounts tales of SR-71 Blackbird|
The SR-71 reconnaissance aircraft flew missions around the globe from 1966 to 1998 at speeds above Mach 3 and altitudes of 85,000 ft or more. Although its many contributions to national security will never be fully revealed to the public, the Skunk Works marvel holds world aviation records for its speed and altitude. In this interview with former SR-71 pilot Col. Buzz Carpenter, you'll hear a first-hand account of the aircraft's power and majesty.
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|Turn any pipe or hose into a conveyor! Now with custom options|
EXAIR's Line Vac Air Operated Conveyors provide an efficient method of converting ordinary pipe, hose, or tubes into powerful in-line conveyors. EXAIR can customize Line Vacs to different specs, such as unique sizes, shapes, and materials, for the perfect system fit. Even smaller sizes can be created while still offering the same quality of conveyance. In applications where stock aluminum or 303 and 316 stainless steels won't work, alternate materials are available. Prices start at just over a hundred bucks.
|High-torque flat motors for UAVs and robotics|
maxon's ECX flat BLDC motors are perfectly tailored to compact drive solutions that need a high torque. ECX motors are optimized for max performance thanks to their special winding tech and segmented magnets. These external-rotor motors feature a ratio of torque to weight and size that is second to none and are ideal for use in unmanned aerial vehicles and robotics. The iron-wound motors are available with diameters of 22 mm, 32 mm, and 42 mm in short or long versions. All variants are available with integrated encoders or speed controllers for a complete drive system.
|Slash setup times with One Touch Sliding Locks|
One Touch Sliding Locks from IMAO Fixtureworks provide quick and secure positioning and locking. Users can prevent misalignment and quickly lock with a quarter turn of the knob or handle. Ideal for slide position adjustment with a sliding bar or a slotted hole, these easy-to-use sliding locks reduce set-up times in a wide variety of applications. They feature secure locking with a wedge mechanism.
|Most popular last issue|
|Corvette 70th Anniversary Edition|
Chevrolet is celebrating the 70th anniversary of its iconic Corvette with special edition cars. Corvette is the longest running nameplate of any car on the road today, and its 70th Anniversary Edition package includes special badging and features for 2023 Corvette Stingray 3LT and Z06 3LZ coupe and convertible models.
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|Researchers unveil a secret of stronger metals|
Using a laser to launch metal particles at supersonic speeds at a surface, researchers at MIT have been able to study exactly what happens when tiny crystalline grains that make up a bulk metal form -- down to the nanometer scale. Their experiments showed they could increase one metal's strength almost tenfold.
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|Videos+: Technologies and inspiration in action|
|Cold Jet: What can you blast with dry ice?|
What can you do with a dry-ice blasting system? Learn all about Cold Jet's capabilities, from automotive restoration, coatings and corrosion removal, and parts finishing to mold and weld line cleaning and more. Learn how putting recycled CO2 to work can replace harmful processes with a water-free, waste-free, and chemical-free solution. Check out Cold Jet's YouTube channel for lots of individual applications after this intro.
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