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Millions of cycles are made possible with plastic bearings.
Converting Machined Parts to Die Castings
While there are a number of situations where machined parts are a good option, it is clear that even with fairly low volumes, die casting is something that should be considered, as it is often the better option.
How Advanced Materials Improve Aerospace Engines
As aerospace manufacturers look for high-temperature materials that increase performance, improve fuel efficiency and satisfy safety standards, while lowering manufacturing costs, advanced ceramics and high-performance superalloys play an increasingly important role in aerospace engine design.
Recovery rates for wounded U.S. soldiers are improving dramatically because of advanced processes for producing custom cranial implants.
Boeing Eyes Next-Generation Composites
Boeing's next-generation aircraft, developed with NASA, will use up to 90 percent composites and be delivered as an integrated assembly, eliminating the need for thousands of fasteners.
More than 350 fittings are available in standard configurations including barbed ends for tubing, threads, caps and plugs.
A Finland-based company has introduced what it claims is the first smart door lock that can be powered from energy harvested from a mobile device.
This charts show the pros and cons of five drive-train technologies.
A UK-based consortium comprised of the Centre for Process Innovation, Merck, and Polysolar are working on a design for integrated photovoltaic windows.
A new development kit expedites proof-of-concept for applications requiring an ultra-thin force or pressure sensor.
A researcher from The Ohio State University has designed objects that harness vibrations from the movement of swaying buildings or bridges to provide alternative energy.
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