Four Selcom® SLS 5006/50-RU non-contact laser measurement sensors from LMI Technologies are being used to measure the thickness of calendered sheet at the Vredestein Banden BV tire plant in Enschede, The Netherlands. Measuring the true shape and dimensions of the fresh and uncured material, the sensors are mounted in a dual head set up on two tracks on both sides of the calendered sheet. Real-time control of the roller gap minimizes fluctuations and monitors the thickness of the rubber sheet to be within tolerance. Go to www.lmint.com to find out more.
Conventional wisdom holds that MIT, Cal Tech, and Stanford are three of the country’s best undergraduate engineering schools. Unfortunately, when conventional wisdom visits the topic of best engineering schools, it too often leaves out some of the most distinguished programs that don’t happen to offer PhD-level degrees.
Airbus Defence and Space has 3D printed titanium brackets for communications satellites. The redesigned, one-piece 3D-printed brackets have better thermal resistance than conventionally manufactured parts, can be produced faster, cost 20% less, and save about 1 kg of weight per satellite.
A group of researchers at the Seoul National University have discovered a way to take material from cigarette butts and turn it into a carbon-based material that’s ideal for storing energy and creating a powerful supercapacitor.
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