Duncan Electronics' bi-directional, non-contacting torque sensor allows powertrain engineers to design an accurate torque sensor into their power conversion systems. Unlike similar existing sensors, which don't go beyond 6,000 rpm, BEITorq's goes to 17,000+ rpm and allows real-time torque monitoring with significant accuracy. Thus, it replaces high-cost laboratory-grade strain gage devices. Attributes include compact design for easy integration, long life, simplicity and accuracy in zero-speed to high-rpm applications.
A new method of modeling how they are created with chemical vapor deposition (CVD) could reduce the cost of carbon nanostructures used for for research and commercial applications, including advanced sensors and batteries.
BMW has already incorporated more than 10,000 3D-printed parts in the Rolls-Royce Phantom and intends to expand the use of 3D printing in its cars even more in the future. Meanwhile, Daimler has started using additive manufacturing for producing spare parts in Mercedes-Benz Trucks.
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