SLK + 6 spd = fun
News 11/20/2000 Post a comment With Mercedes 2001 SLK320 roadster, I found you can indeed have fun driving without getting into difficulty-with either the car or the law.
Composite nut doubles actuator output
News 11/20/2000 Post a comment Most hollow-shaft stepper motor actuators use a bronze drive nut with a stainless steel leadscrew. The relative softness of bronze compared to the hardness of stainless steel causes nut wear even after minimal usage.
Elastomer adds spring to latches
News 11/20/2000 Post a comment The latest latch from Elastolatch Injection Molding Inc. bears out the idea that just a little bit of the right material can go a long way toward simplifying mechanical design.
Foam helps recover naval treasure
News 11/20/2000 Post a comment Archeologists and other researchers are much closer to unlocking the mysteries surrounding the disappearance of the H.L. Hunley, the first fully submersible submarine to sink an enemy ship in combat.
Jackscrews move with the tides
News 11/20/2000 Post a comment Engineers designing a new gangway for the Port of Seattle faced a formidable challenge. They wanted to make sure that passengers had as smooth a time boarding and disembarking the cruise ships as they did on their seagoing vacations.
MuCell process saves energy
News 11/20/2000 Post a comment An engineering study recently commissioned by Western Massachusetts Electric Company found that the MuCell process could save over $16,000 annually on a new 400-ton molder.
Fuel cells struggle to beat a bad rap
News 11/6/2000 Post a comment The U.S. Department of Energy is challenging the assumption that fuel cells are expensive and weigh too much through a government/private industry project called the Solid state Energy Conversion Alliance.
Automotive Hall of Fame
News 11/6/2000 Post a comment The Automotive Hall of Fame has inducted a wide range of contributors to the automobile industry ranging from Enzo Ferrari to Douglas Fraser, labor activist and former president of the UAW.
In this new Design News feature, "How it Works," we’re starting off by examining the inner workings of the electronic cigarette. While e-cigarettes seemed like a gimmick just two or three years ago, they’re catching fire -- so to speak. Sales topped $1 billion last year and are set to hit $10 billion by 2017. Cigarette companies are fighting back by buying up e-cigarette manufacturers.
Microchip recently released the 3D TouchPad, the first USB PC Peripheral device that couples 2D multi-touch input with 3D air gesture technology. The company seeks the help of developers to further enhance the capabilities of the technology.
To give engineers a better idea of the range of resins and polymers available as alternatives to other materials, this Technology Roundup presents several articles on engineering plastics that can do the job.
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