Alternating coil sets, each one a different diameter, gives this spring added flexibility--literally and figuratively. Smaller coils nest inside larger coils to halve compression length; spokes between large and small coil sets allow greater radial loads; ability to accommodate misalignment exceeds that of rubber bushings. Potential applications: floating shafts, hinges, suspension struts.
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The first Tacoma Narrows Bridge was a Washington State suspension bridge that opened in 1940 and spanned the Tacoma Narrows strait of Puget Sound between Tacoma and the Kitsap Peninsula. It opened to traffic on July 1, 1940, and dramatically collapsed into Puget Sound on November 7, just four months after it opened.
Noting that we now live in an era of “confusion and ill-conceived stuff,” Ammunition design studio founder Robert Brunner, speaking at Gigaom Roadmap, said that by adding connectivity to everything and its mother, we aren't necessarily doing ourselves any favors, with many ‘things’ just fine in their unconnected state.
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