Electric Cylinders - What They Are, and Why You Should Be Using Them by Christopher Nook
Date: Mar 05 2021

Electric Cylinders - What They Are, and Why You Should Be Using Them

Electric Cylinders (or electro-mechanical cylinders) are captive linear actuators designed as a modular system. Due to lower maintenance costs, enhanced motion control, and a long list of additional benefits, electric cylinders are rapidly replacing pneumatic cylinders in multiple industries.

Lead Screw Accuracy for Liquid Dispensing and Fluid Management Applications by Christopher Nook
Date: Jan 07 2021

Lead Screw Accuracy for Liquid Dispensing and Fluid Management Applications

Helix Linear Technologies designs lead screws, custom machined and molded nuts and linear actuators to suit specific application loads, life, accuracy, and other performance requirements for use in medical fluid management.

ASIMO  - stands for Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility. by Christopher Nook
Date: Dec 08 2019

ASIMO - stands for Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility.

ASIMO is a bipedal humanoid robot Honda has been developing with a goal to develop robots that will coexist with and be useful to people since its first introduction in 2000. In 2011, the latest version was introduced with world's first autonomous behavior control technology.

Bosstown Dynamics: New Robot Can Fight Back! by Christopher Nook
Date: Nov 04 2019

Bosstown Dynamics: New Robot Can Fight Back!

In June 2019, Corridor Digital released a video in which a robot in the style of Boston Dynamics is abused in a variety of manners, before finally fighting back against the humans attacking it.

5 Steps to Designing Linear Actuators for Medical Devices by Christopher Nook
Date: Oct 25 2019

5 Steps to Designing Linear Actuators for Medical Devices

Although the term “linear actuator” can be defined broadly as any mechanical device that converts energy into controlled, straight-line motion, the definition narrows in the context of devices used for medical treatment and biomedical/chemical research.

Get Moving with a Precision Linear Actuator by Christopher Nook
Date: Aug 08 2019

Get Moving with a Precision Linear Actuator

Stepper motor driven screw linear actuators have been used for a while in a variety of applications. Integrated motor screw units used to only be available in high volume runs or too costly to consider. Building your own with expensive couplings and support bearings, mounting and aligning the assembly – add up to overwhelming costs.

Leadscrew Connections  in Solidworks by Christopher Nook
Date: Jun 05 2019

Leadscrew Connections in Solidworks

This short video shows you how to use Solidworks to mate a lead screw with a stepper motor.

Autistic Students Thrive In CNC Machining by Christopher Nook
Date: Jun 05 2019

Autistic Students Thrive In CNC Machining

Students with Autism thrive in the world of CNC Machining.

What is a Stepper Motor? by Christopher Nook
Date: Jun 04 2019

What is a Stepper Motor?

A stepper motor is one of the most common motors used in motion control applications, primarily positioning applications.