Content posted in May 2012
Indy 500 Drivers Sweat the Tech Details
This year, when Indy teams search for a competitive edge on the track, they're going to have to dig deeper into the mechanical aspects of the car than ever before in the history of the race.
Nylon 12 Replacements Include Bioplastics
The worldwide nylon 12 shortage is forcing automakers and suppliers to look at alternative materials with chemical, heat, and salt resistance for quick connectors, multi-layer flexible tubing, and assemblies. Many of the replacement candidates are bio-based polyamides.
Conference Aims to Beef Up Power Plants
Better materials for constructing electrical power plants, including a variety of alloys, are becoming increasingly important to their operation and have sparked a new international conference on the subject.
Robots Star in 3D Systems' Consumer Push
With its latest acquisition of My Robot Nation, 3D Systems is adding to its portfolio of consumer-oriented 3D printing technology, which includes the Cubify.com content site and the Cube personal 3D printer.
In the wake of a fatal accident involving a Tesla Model S in autopilot mode, the auto industry may need to rethink the future of autonomous driving.
Pico Interactive is developing a stand-alone system, the Pico Neo, that it hopes will transform virtual reality into a more mobile and accessible experience.
A survey by Arena Solutions finds that half of all product companies do not use PLM. They manage their parts using Excel or nothing.
Modular approach simplifies assembly of demand-based, custom-configurable valve systems.
Wearable electronics may soon have another alternative to cumbersome batteries for power with the development of a new ultra-thin solar cell flexible enough to wrap around a pencil.
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