New ideas from the old country
Features 9/23/1996 Post a comment Turnout at the Geneva Annual International Exhibition of Inventions demonstrates the universality of the inventive spirit. The following are just a few samples of the more than 1,000 patented designs on display this year, representing some 650 exhibitors from 40 countries.
Features 9/23/1996 Post a comment Manufacturers of power transmission equipment and systems innovate to punch up the value of their products
Focus on fasteners
Features 9/23/1996 Post a comment Like the heel of Achilles, the humble fastener can destroy the biggest of projects if it fails. The fastening industry, to prevent such catastrophes and improve the state-of-the-art in general, regularly introduces new joining and assembly techniques. Here are some examples:
A slew of announcements about new materials and design concepts for transportation have come out of several trade shows focusing on plastics, aircraft interiors, heavy trucks, and automotive engineering. A few more announcements have come independent of any trade shows, maybe just because it's spring.
Samsung's Galaxy line of smartphones used to fare quite well in the repairability department, but last year's flagship S5 model took a tumble, scoring a meh-inducing 5/10. Will the newly redesigned S6 lead us back into star-studded territory, or will we sink further into the depths of a repairability black hole?
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