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New Exoskeleton Shoulders Rehab Burden for Stroke Patients

Published on: October 16, 2019

Bob Whitford is not a man who gives up easily, not in his personal or professional pursuits. Whitford, a senior occupational therapist at St. David’s Medical Center in Austin, Texas, lost his arm as a young boy but overcame his disability to achieve success in competitive cycling. He eventually won a bronze medal in cycling […]

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3D-printed igus® polymer piano hammer is the “first major innovation in the instrument in decades”.

Published on: October 11, 2019

The piano is one of the world’s most popular musical instruments, but its mechanics and design are much the same as those made a century ago or more. Now, an English piano builder—who is an engineer and a pianist as well—devised what is being called a unique hammer system incorporating 3D-printed tribopolymer components that produce improved sound as well as durability and climate resistance.

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igus unveils first plastic-steel hybrid energy chain

Published on: October 9, 2019

Lighter than steel chains, longer unsupported lengths than plastic chains October 9, 2019 – igus has developed the first plastic-steel hybrid energy chains for safe and compact vertical guidance of cables and hoses. The new energy supply system, called the YE.42, is 50 percent lighter than conventional steel chains due to the high-performance polymers manufactured […]

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readychains accelerate productivity for machine and plant builders

Published on: September 11, 2019

Manufacturers can improve efficiency with harnessed energy chains September 11, 2019 – Machine and plant manufacturers can reduce production costs, improve efficiency and reduce potential sources of error from the start of the product life cycle by using readychains from igus, the Germany-based manufacturer of motion plastics. Readychain systems provide an economical and swift solution […]

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How Harmonic Bionics designs lightweight, upper-body exoskeletons

Published on: September 3, 2019

In human anatomy, the shoulder presents one of the most challenging and complex physical problems for physicians and therapists. Shoulders and their intricate anatomical patterns also provide a unique test for developers of exoskeletons, who need to keep their units light and compact while incorporating an extensive range of movement.

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