Industrial Wheel Design Optimization
Features 9/30/2010 Post a comment As part of an industrial system design, high performance polyurethane wheels can be an attractive alternative material compared to rubber (solid or pneumatic), nylon or other polyurethanes to improve wheel performance and increase the safety and reliability of an application.
Patent Basics for Design Engineers
Features 9/29/2010 Post a comment As a design engineer, you work on the cutting edge of new technologies and new products. It is therefore important to be knowledgeable about not just patents, but other forms of intellectual property as well, such a trademarks, logos and brands.
Designing with Multi-axis Load Cell Sensors
Features 9/10/2010 Post a comment Custom projects often require customized sensors based on the environment in which they will be used. Thorough understanding of a project's mechanical, electrical and instrumentation requirements are key to making the right sensor choice.
Altair has released an update of its HyperWorks computer-aided engineering simulation suite that includes new features focusing on four key areas of product design: performance optimization, lightweight design, lead-time reduction, and new technologies.
At IMTS last week, Stratasys introduced two new multi-materials PolyJet 3D printers, plus a new UV-resistant material for its FDM production 3D printers. They can be used in making jigs and fixtures, as well as prototypes and small runs of production parts.
In a line of ultra-futuristic projects, DARPA is developing a brain microchip that will help heal the bodies and minds of soldiers. A final product is far off, but preliminary chips are already being tested.
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