News 4/3/2000 Post a comment In a setback to use of so-called zero-emission vehicles, early March found General Motors recalling its 1997 Generation I EV1 electric cars and 1997-98 S-10 Electric Trucks.
Cylinder senses piston position
News 4/3/2000 Post a comment The Parker Hannifin 2MA pneumatic cylinder with linear position sensor accurately senses the position of a piston in relation to its stroke to the nearest one-thousandth of an inch.
Pneumatics pump up drone
News 4/3/2000 Post a comment BAI Aerosystems Dragon Drone unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) provides land and sea forces with an ability to do reconnaissance, at a range of 50 miles for missions up to three hours.
What should be the perception of a product’s real-world performance with regard to the published spec sheet? While it is easy to assume that the product will operate according to spec, what variables should be considered, and is that a designer obligation or a customer responsibility? Or both?
Biomimicry has already found its way into the development of robots and new materials, with researchers studying animals and nature to come up with new innovations. Now thanks to researchers in Boston, biomimicry could even inform the future of electrical networks for next-generation displays.
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