From the editors of Machine Design magazine - this 17-page guide gives you a basic understanding of the 3D printing process and a checklist to help identify the best 3D-Printing process for your application.
Though often overlooked, noncircular gears deliver unusual output motion and speed characteristics. Plus, for some applications, they do it better than other mechanical devices and more economically than servos.
Once considered too fragile for the factory floor, personal computers now come in tough industrial versions with software that lets them perform numerous functions needed for machine control applications
Using the speed of digital signal processors and advanced motor modeling, new technology will enable adjustable-speed drives to operate open loop and deliver equivalent performance to that produced by present units operating with closed-loop.