CNC machines and guitar making go together as well as “Country and Western” or “Rock and Roll.” In fact, CNC does such a good job at improving the productivity and quality of repetitive wood routing tasks that all of the major guitar makers have adopted it over the past 20 years. Gibson, though, recently took CNC use a step further when it installed a new automatic bandsaw that helps keeps its Nashville factory humming along. Read the full story here.
Researchers have been working on a number of alternative chemistries to lithium-ion for next-gen batteries, silicon-air among them. However, while the technology has been viewed as promising and cost-effective, to date researchers haven’t managed to develop a battery of this chemistry with a viable running time -- until now.
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