Design for the Global Marketplace
Features 6/22/1998 Post a comment With companies in all industries scrambling to sell their products internationally, the engineers who do the designing are facing the challenge of satisfying foreign standards and tastes. Engineers from ten leading companies share their insights on what it takes to compete internationally in a special roundtable discussion sponsored by Design News and the Square D Company.
BMW has already incorporated more than 10,000 3D-printed parts in the Rolls-Royce Phantom and intends to expand the use of 3D printing in its cars even more in the future. Meanwhile, Daimler has started using additive manufacturing for producing spare parts in Mercedes-Benz Trucks.
Researchers have been developing a number of nano- and micro-scale technologies that can be used for implantable medical technology for the treatment of disease, diagnostics, prevention, and other health-related applications.
SABIC's lightweighting polycarbonate glazing materials have appeared for the first time in a production car: the rear quarter window of Toyota's special edition 86 GRMN sports car, where they're saving 50% of its weight compared to conventional glass.
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