Siemens Targets Electric Car Business
News 12/20/2010 2 comments With the launch of its Inside Electric Cars division, Siemens is positioning itself as a global provider of an entire range of technologies for electric car designers and manufacturers.
Saving energy with ABB drives
News 12/9/2010 Post a comment Processes driven by electric motors consume vast quantities of electricity and even small improvements can lead to dramatic savings. The installed base of ABB drives, which control the power consumed by electric motors, saves an equivalent of 180 million tons of CO2 each year.
Introducing Design Decisions
News 12/8/2010 Post a comment This editorial platform will be open to anyone - industry supplier or practicing engineer - to point out the highlights in making one type of design decision over another.
What if algae borne of fertilizer runoff that pollutes rivers and lakes could be harvested and used as biofuel feedstock? What if the leftovers could be recycled into farm soil nutrients, eliminating at least some of the need for artificial fertilizers in the first place? Western Michigan University researchers have a plan.
Manufacturers of plastic parts recognize the potential of conformal cooling to reduce molding cycle times. Problem is, conformal molds require additive manufacturing (AM), and technologies in that space are still evolving. Costs also can be high, and beyond that, many manufacturing organizations lack the knowledge and expertise needed to apply and incorporate additive technologies into their operations.
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