Bearing no blame
News 8/21/2000 Post a comment Sick and tired of having fingers pointed at bearings as the leading cause of machine downtime and failures, bearing manufacturer SKF recently asked some engineers to debunk the myth.
Linear motors, or not?
News 8/21/2000 Post a comment Although many of its competitors have incorporated linear motors into new machine tool designs, engineers at Lamb Technicon say that the technology has yet to offer the appropriate price/performance trade-off to justify its use.
Robo mower won't cop out
News 8/21/2000 Post a comment Friendly Robotics has developed the RL500 robotic lawnmower that uses a miniature electronic brain based on its proprietary Robo-Scanrtechnology to systematically cut grass.
The DDV-IP is a two-wheeled self-balancing robot that can deliver cold beverages to thirsty folks on hot summer days. A wireless RF remote enables manual control of the device beyond the act of self-balancing. All of the features of the DDV-IP result in an effective delivery vehicle while providing entertainment to the user.
Eric Doster of iFixit talks about the most surprising aspect of the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 teardown. In a presentation at Medical Design & Manufacturing Midwest, iFixit gave the Surface Pro 3 a score of one (out of a possible 10) for repairability.
Barnacles and mussels stay attached to ship hulls and rocks because of a very sticky protein glue they secrete, holding on for a long time even underwater. Researchers at MIT took mussel glue as inspiration -- and as an ingredient -- for engineering their own sticky waterproof adhesive.
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