Self-clinching studs and nuts are available with a special Teflon coating used to mask the threads and prevent adhesion of undesirable substances to external and internal threads. The coatings can be applied to precise areas of all materials and finishes to protect threads from electro-deposited platings, primers, paint, and weld splatter. The coatings also add lubricity to fastener threads, reducing driving friction, heat buildup, and thread galling.
Audi is testing a new technology that eases many assembly activities at its Neckarsulm plant: the so-called "chairless chair." The device's carbon-fiber construction allows employees to sit without a chair. At the same time, it improves their posture and reduces the strain on their legs.
Just when you thought mobile technology couldn’t get any more personal, Procter & Gamble have come up with a way to put your mobile where your mouth is, in the form of a Bluetooth 4.0 connected toothbrush.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.