How to chose between hydraulics and electromechanics
Features 10/19/1998 Post a comment When selecting power mediums, engineers face a multitude of choices. Often, however, the first step is to choose between two broad categories of technology--hydraulics and electomechanics. Here, engineers from the same parent company describe the application niches for each technology, and offer rules of thumb for the gray areas in between.
Here come the '99s
Features 10/5/1998 Post a comment Just ahead of the new millenium, car makers are gearing up with new styling, engines, transmission technologies, body designs, safety features, and electronic goodies that will make next year a pleasure in the vehicle of your choice
Conventional wisdom holds that MIT, Cal Tech, and Stanford are three of the country’s best undergraduate engineering schools. Unfortunately, when conventional wisdom visits the topic of best engineering schools, it too often leaves out some of the most distinguished programs that don’t happen to offer PhD-level degrees.
Airbus Defence and Space has 3D printed titanium brackets for communications satellites. The redesigned, one-piece 3D-printed brackets have better thermal resistance than conventionally manufactured parts, can be produced faster, cost 20% less, and save about 1 kg of weight per satellite.
A group of researchers at the Seoul National University have discovered a way to take material from cigarette butts and turn it into a carbon-based material that’s ideal for storing energy and creating a powerful supercapacitor.
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