MATERIALS: H.A. Guden Co. Inc. has announced the release of a new catalog for 2010. At 28 pages, Guden’s new catalog is smaller, easier to use, and helps save more trees. And while the catalog has changed, their enormous assortment of industrial hinges, gas springs, latches, and handles has not. The purpose of the consolidated catalog is to showcase Guden’s product line rather than hard-to-read part numbers and tables. Those details as well as specifications, drawings, and 3-D CAD models are all available on Guden’s website, providing customers with the most current product information.
A Guden hinge and hardware knowledge base, including specifications, drawings, design forms, 3-D CAD models, quotes, and ordering is available on line.
Science fiction author Isaac Asimov may have the best rules for effective brainstorming and creativity. His never-before-published essay, "On Creativity," recently made it to the Web pages of MIT Technology Review.
Much has been made over the potentially dangerous flammability of lithium-ion batteries after major companies like Boeing, Sony, and Tesla have grappled with well-publicized battery fires. Researchers at Stanford University may have come up with a solution to this problem with a smart sensor for lithium-ion batteries that provides a warning if the battery is about to overheat or catch fire.
In this new Design News feature, "How it Works," we’re starting off by examining the inner workings of the electronic cigarette. While e-cigarettes seemed like a gimmick just two or three years ago, they’re catching fire -- so to speak. Sales topped $1 billion last year and are set to hit $10 billion by 2017. Cigarette companies are fighting back by buying up e-cigarette manufacturers.
Advertised as the "Most Powerful Tablet Under $100," the Kindle Fire HD 6 was too tempting for the team at iFixit to pass up. Join us to find out if inexpensive means cheap, irreparable, or just down right economical. It's teardown time!
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