MATERIALS: Seals-it, the industry leader in molded and bonded elastomers, has introduced its SEALFLEX elastomer rod end. The bonded and molded construction eliminates the noise, harshness and vibration problems associated with conventional spherical bearing type rod ends. The unique construction allows rotational, radial and axial movements that traditional rubber bushing and sleeve type ends cannot accommodate. Standard sizes are available to allow easy replacement of existing rod end applications.
The choice between helical and spur gears in gearboxes may seem straightforward. But with planetary gearboxes, however, the choice between helical and spur gears requires some additional thought. Here’s what you need to know to make the right choice.
Cas Smith is a biological engineer at Terrapin Bright Green, a consulting firm that specializes in green and sustainable design. At the core of his work is to explore how biomimicry can inform sustainable design. He discussed biomimicry and its implications for design and solving some of the world’s sustainability issues in an interview with Design News.
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