Track Handling Course
DNTV 7/15/2007 Post a comment On Consumers Union's track handling course, engineers drive hard into turns, looking for characteristic flaws such as ¿liftoff oversteer.¿
Skid Pad Circle Test
DNTV 7/15/2007 Post a comment Employing an accelerometer close to the CG of the vehicle, Consumer Reports testers drive around the skid pad circle, measuring maximum lateral G forces.
Accident Avoidance Maneuver
DNTV 7/15/2007 Post a comment An accident avoidance maneuver, usually carried out between 40-60 mph, calls on the driver to swerve through cones as if avoiding a child on a bicycle.
What if algae borne of fertilizer runoff that pollutes rivers and lakes could be harvested and used as biofuel feedstock? What if the leftovers could be recycled into farm soil nutrients, eliminating at least some of the need for artificial fertilizers in the first place? Western Michigan University researchers have a plan.
Manufacturers of plastic parts recognize the potential of conformal cooling to reduce molding cycle times. Problem is, conformal molds require additive manufacturing (AM), and technologies in that space are still evolving. Costs also can be high, and beyond that, many manufacturing organizations lack the knowledge and expertise needed to apply and incorporate additive technologies into their operations.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.