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.
A Tokyo company, Miraisens Inc., has unveiled a device that allows users to move virtual 3D objects around and "feel" them via a vibration sensor. The device has many applications within the gaming, medical, and 3D-printing industries.
In the last few years, use of CFD in building design has increased manifolds. Computational
fluid dynamics is effective in analyzing the flow and thermal properties of air within spaces. It can be used in buildings to find the best measures for comfortable temperature at low energy use.
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