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|December 05, 2023||Volume 19 Issue 45|
|Do Not Let High Speeds Hold You Back|
Smalley's Revolox® Self-Locking Ring enables you to design for high RPM requirements. The "dimple & slot" design enables engineers to design around high RPM requirements safely and with ease of assembly for high production volumes. From electric motors to transmissions, upgrade to the Revolox today and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with a strong and reliable retaining ring.
|Hyundai and Kia unveil new wheel drive system for EVs|
What if you took the CV joint, drive shaft, and reducer and moved them all into the wheel for electric vehicles (EVs)? Then, you split the motor into smaller components and move those into each wheel too? That's what a development partnership between Hyundai and Kia has done, creating a new, functionally integrated wheel called "Uni Wheel."
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|2024 Ford Mustang GT California Special: Old-school fun|
Is it too early to dream of summer? The California Special package returns for the 2024 Mustang GT Premium fastback coupe and convertible models, celebrating visual cues of the 1968 original, only this time around the signature color is a very modern Rave Blue complemented with high- and low-gloss black. Rev up that advanced, 5.0-liter Coyote V8 engine, and remind yourself that warmer weather is just around the corner.
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|Bottom tapped rails available for quick ship|
Bottom tapped rails are useful for mounting from the bottom of a base, as well as when contamination protection is required -- eliminating the need for bolt-hole caps. See the available models from THK, including standard and radial LM guides and standard and radial caged ball. All units are available for quick shipping.
|Non-marring blowoff nozzle protects expensive equipment|
EXAIR's new PEEK 1/2 NPT Super Air Nozzle™ has been engineered to produce powerful blowoff without damage to expensive equipment. It features PEEK plastic construction and excellent resistance to damage from harsh chemicals and temps up to 320 F (160 C). The PEEK Super Air Nozzle is great for blowoff, cooling, and drying applications located in general industrial or corrosive environments.
|Flex thixotropic one-component dual-cure epoxy|
Master Bond UV23FLDC-80TK is a moderate viscosity, cationic-type system that offers both UV light and heat curing mechanisms. It cures readily within 20 to 30 sec when exposed to a UV light source. The adhesive can also undergo a secondary heat curing for shadowed areas, typically curing in 60 to 90 min. The system's adaptability to varying depths and applications, such as encapsulation and bonding, enhances its versatility. Well suited for uses where low stress is critical.
|Panasonic solar and EV components available from Newark|
Newark has added Panasonic Industry's solar inverters and EV charging system components to their power portfolio. These best-in-class products help designers meet the growing global demand for sustainable and renewable energy mobility systems. Offerings include film capacitors, power inductors, anti-surge thick film chip resistors, graphite thermal interface materials, power relays, capacitors, and wireless modules.
|Most popular last issue|
|NASA receives laser data from 10 million miles away|
In a technology first, NASA's Deep Space Optical Communications experiment aboard the Psyche spacecraft has beamed a near-infrared laser encoded with test data from nearly 10 million miles away -- about 40 times farther than the Moon is from Earth -- to Caltech's Palomar Observatory in California. This is the farthest-ever demonstration of optical communications.
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|Videos+: Technologies and inspiration in action|
|Autonomous excavator builds huge stone wall|
Researchers at Swiss technical university ETH Zurich recently demonstrated an autonomous excavator called HEAP by building a 6-m-high, 65-m-long dry stone wall. HEAP uses sensors that draw a 3D map of the construction site. Stones were excavated locally by the machine. Special tools and machine vision enable the machine to scan and grab a large stone and register its approximate weight and center of gravity. An algorithm determines the best position for each rock, and the excavator places it. HEAP works pretty fast, too. [Photo credit: ETH Zurich/Marc Schneider]
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