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 Dutch are known for their love of bicycling, and they’ve also long been early adopters of green-energy and smart-city technologies. So it seems fitting that a town in which painter Vincent van Gogh once lived has given him a very Dutch-like tribute -- a bike path lit by a special smart paint in the style of the artist's “Starry Night” painting.
For decades, engineers have worked to combat erosion by developing high-strength alloys, composites, and surface coatings. However, in a new paper, a team at Jilin University in China turned to one of the most deadly animals in the world for inspiration -- the yellow fat-backed scorpion.
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