How likely are engineers to use an alternative to conventional hydraulic fluids? More than one-third of engineers surveyed in a recent Design News study say they are likely or very likely to use an alternative. Main reasons: environmental, industry acceptance, and cost.
Californiaís plan to mandate an electric vehicle market isnít the first such undertaking and certainly wonít be the last. But as the Golden State ratchets up for its next big step toward zero-emission vehicle status in 2018, it might be wise to consider a bit of history.
A customer who was thermal printing strip steel had a problem: When the strip's speed increased, the thermo printer would catch fire. When he set a flame to a piece of the strip, he couldn't get it to burn. What was the problem?