The fluid power portion of the show demonstrated a range of new products designed to capture emerging trends, such as miniaturization, energy savings, hydraulic/electric hybrids, and advanced automation software.
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The Hägglunds CBM hydraulic motor from Bosch Rexroth was created to take over from the tried-and-true Hägglunds Marathon motor. The Hägglunds CBM packs 50% more torque into a motor that is smaller and up to 50% lighter than its predecessor, giving it a high torque-to-weight ratio.
(Source: Bosch Rexroth)
The engineers and inventors of the post WWII period turned their attention to advancements in electronics, communication, and entertainment. Breakthrough inventions range from LEGOs and computer gaming to the integrated circuit and Ethernet -- a range of advancements that have little in common except they changed our lives.
Neil Fromer is the executive director of the Resnick Institute, a program for energy and sustainability at the California Institute of Technology, working to develop new ideas and research technologies related to providing a sustainable future. He spoke to us about the severity of the current drought in California and how solar energy can help prevent such situations in the future.
From home enthusiasts to workers on the manufacturing floor, everyone's imagination is captured by the potential of 3D printing. Prototyping, spare parts creation, art delivery, human organ creation, and even mass product production are all being targeted as current and potential uses for the technology.
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.