Systems and components for additive manufacturing
Aerotech has a wide range of additive manufacturing motion systems and components to fit any application including motors, controllers, goniometers, and custom systems.
Aerotech offers a full range of additive manufacturing motion systems and components to fit any application. Components include linear, rotary, lift and Z-axis stages, goniometers, motion controls, drives and motors. Custom systems include multi-axis, gantry, air-bearing, cleanroom and vacuum-prepped. Minimum step size are up to 1 nm, in-position stabilities are to <1 nm. Accuracies are up to 250 nm. Controllers are available in stand-alone and software-only version with 1 to 32 axes of synchronized control. Brush, brushless, torque, linear, and rotary motors are available, depending on need and specification.
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Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.