MATERIALS/FASTENING: A new series of Corrosion-Resistant Pull-Down Latches from All Metric Small Parts (aMsp) is designed for various types of boxes and transportation equipment. Because springs are used, a tightening force is applied when the latch is closed. Since the latch is stainless steel, it has excellent corrosion resistance. The holes for a padlock are on the side, preserving the appearance, even when there is no lock. 3-D CAD models are available for download on the aMsp website.
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.
Clean diesel continues to be the fuel of choice for transportation authorities in major U S cities, in spite of competitive options aimed at reducing emissions, according to a nonprofit agency that represents diesel engine and equipment manufacturers.
A panel at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas discussing upcoming FAA regulations for non-military drones brought out many of the issues that concern both industry and federal regulators.
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