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.
The Beam Store from Suitable Technologies is managed by remote workers from places as diverse as New York and Sydney, Australia. Employees attend to store visitors through Beam Smart Presence Systems (SPSs) from the company. The systems combine mobility and video conferencing and allow people to communicate directly from a remote location via a screen as well as move around as if they are actually in the room.
An MIT research team has invented what they see as a solution to the need for biodegradable 3D-printable materials made from something besides petroleum-based sources: a water-based robotic additive extrusion method that makes objects from biodegradable hydrogel composites.
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.