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A guide to twitter for engineers
Best 3D printing Web sites 1
3D printing is a hot topic. These Web sites handle everything from online 3D printing services to consumer and professional printers.
Best LinkedIn engineering groups
You can find a LinkedIn group for almost any engineering topic. The trick is to find groups that are active with a lot of ongoing discussions.
Office-Friendly 3D Printer for Prototypes
The Alaris30 3D printer is officefriendly and small enough to fit on a desk.
Miniature Single and Dual-Channel Incremental Encoders
Designated as the OPE1275 singlechannel (tachometer) and OPE2275 dual-channel encoders, these analog output encoders are designed for small-shaft motors with a shaft diameter of 2 mm (0.079 in.) and a minimum length of 3.8 mm (0.150 in.)
Positioning Stage
The Model PMT320 linear stage features ±1-micron repeatability, excellent straightness run-out accuracy, and 600 to 1,500-mm travel distances.
Military-Approved Tool Case for Civilian Use
Combat-ready 0450 tool chest designed specifically for the U.S. military as the GMTK (General Mechanics Tool Kit) is now available for civilian use
Pressure Transducers Work Wet or Dry
The P6000 line of pressure transducers for respirators, oxygen generators, laboratory instrumentation and the like, operate on a linear, amplified output of 0.5 to 4.5 Vdc.
Metal Inserts for Plastic
Inserts for Plastics Design Guide covers topics such as the specific plastic type in which the Insert will be used, torque, and tensile requirements, corrosion resistance, temperature requirements, and installation methods
Programmable Magnetic Encoder Handles 1 to 4,096 Counts/rev
The EcoMag BRIx 58 magnetic incremental encoder can be programmed to produce 1 to 4,096 counts/rev.
Magnetic-Encoder Chip
AM256 magnetic 8-bit encoder chip is for noncontact angular position encoding over 360°, providing incremental, parallel, serial SSI, and analog sinusoidal output options
Safety Light Screens Include Low-Profile Models
The EZ-SCREEN family of safety light screens now includes low-profile models that feature the first and last beams positioned at the ends of the light screen.
Heavy-Duty Slide
Heavy-Duty Slide 2 is constructed from a single rigid aluminum extrusion profile
Safety-Function Tool
SafeDesigner is a development and configuration tool for programming safety-related functions from within the Automation Studio development environment.
Handheld 3D Laser Scanner
REVscan 3D self-positioning, handheld laser scanner delivers improved surface quality and surfacereconstruction capabilities including surface-boundaries recognition and automated multiresolution
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