The Hydraulics Institute has just introduced a new subscription-based service for engineers, which enables them to receive automatically the most recent ANSI-HI pump standards—hot off the press. Four new standards are expected to be released this year. Users have a choice of formats: CD-ROM, web-based, or hard copy. Downloadable copies of the 2003 standards, cross-reference guide, and master index are available free at www.pumps.org.
Parallax Inc. is known for developing the Basic Stamp microcontroller development board and educational accessory kits. In addition to developing a user-friendly educational platform to learn about 8-bit microcontrollers and software programming, it created a multicore 32-bit chip called the Propeller.
Researchers working with additive manufacturing have said multimaterial techniques will allow industry “to fabricate materials with combinations of density, strength, and thermal expansion that do not exist [yet].”
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