Urbee to Be First 3-D Printed Car
Features 12/20/2010 6 comments Kor EcoLogic is throttling up digital prototyping tools and 3-D printers to accelerate the prototype stage of its Urbee hybrid vehicle development project
Design Decisions: Cable Carrier Specification
Features 12/16/2010 Post a comment When designing machines, cable carriers are critical to protecting the cables and hoses used in the moving parts of the system. This Design Decisions installment explores the key specification points for making the right cable carrier decisions.
Model-Based Design for Automation
Features 12/9/2010 Post a comment For OEMs, modularity of systems is not yet a widely deployed factor in the product development cycle. To make systems reuse a part of the design strategy, self-documenting simulation models can help sustain inter-departmental know-how and reduce time to market.
Producing high-quality end-production metal parts with additive manufacturing for applications like aerospace and medical requires very tightly controlled processes and materials. New standards and guidelines for machines and processes, materials, and printed parts are underway from bodies such as ASTM International.
Engineers at the University of San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering have designed biobatteries on commercial tattoo paper, with an anode and cathode screen-printed on and modified to harvest energy from lactate in a person’s sweat.
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