This stainless steel crankshaft gear made by Capstan Atlantic won an award of distinction in the hardware-and-appliances category. Used in a residential standby generator, this 18-tooth helical gear is initially produced to an AGMA Class 7 quality. But Capstan brings the gear up to a Class 10 quality with subsequent boring, facing, broaching and gear rolling steps. The gear winds up with a density of 7.0 g/cm3, a yield strength above 450 MPa, a tensile strength of 520 MPa, and an apparent hardness range of 52-60 HRA. For more information on Capstan Atlantic, go to http://rbi.ims.ca/4932-549.
Producing high-quality end-production metal parts with additive manufacturing for applications like aerospace and medical requires very tightly controlled processes and materials. New standards and guidelines for machines and processes, materials, and printed parts are underway from bodies such as ASTM International.
Engineers at the University of San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering have designed biobatteries on commercial tattoo paper, with an anode and cathode screen-printed on and modified to harvest energy from lactate in a person’s sweat.
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