The manufacturing world has enough acronyms to make your head spin. So when marketing phrases come around they are usually squashed or clumped in with universal concepts like lean and continuous improvement....More
The next round of products includes a thermal interface material that also provides EMI shielding; a fiber-optic, linear-positioning sensor that doesn't impede MRI imaging; and a stepper-motor driver IC that reduces noise when operating at low motor speeds.
Ball-screw drives have long been considered noisy by definition. Companies that buy and use them are increasingly requiring that their machine tools operate more quietly to improve the work environment by reducing noise levels....More
The new bearing falls in line with the push for greater aircraft-engine efficiency over the next two decades, as environmental and climate-protection legislation imposes stricter engine requirements....More