A new piezoceramic material manufactured using nanotechnology improves ignition-system performance. The "nano-fiber-in-nano-pore" technology uses metallic nano-fibers to increase voltage output, power-output efficiency, and effective surface area of piezoelectric ceramics.
A piezo high-voltage power supply offers efficiency as high as 85-90%.
In ignition systems, the materials' enhanced electrical characteristics allow engineers to use the material three ways to improve ignition performance:
As a high-voltage transformer charging a high-voltage capacitor to deliver a single spark
As a high-voltage igniter delivering a series of high-voltage sparks in a frequency range from 0.1 Hz to 100 kHz
As a high-voltage discharger producing a stable and continuous discharge across a gap.
We looked at a number of sources to determine this year's greenest cars, from KBB to automotive trade magazines to environmental organizations. These 14 cars emerged as being great at either stretching fuel or reducing carbon footprint.
Healthcare might seem to be an unlikely target application for the Internet of Things technology, but recent developments show small ways that big-data is going to make an impact on patient care moving into the future.
A quick look into the merger of two powerhouse 3D printing OEMs and the new leader in rapid prototyping solutions, Stratasys. The industrial revolution is now led by 3D printing and engineers are given the opportunity to fully maximize their design capabilities, reduce their time-to-market and functionally test prototypes cheaper, faster and easier. Bruce Bradshaw, Director of Marketing in North America, will explore the large product offering and variety of materials that will help CAD designers articulate their product design with actual, physical prototypes. This broadcast will dive deep into technical information including application specific stories from real world customers and their experiences with 3D printing. 3D Printing is