) introduced at the National Manufacturing Week its new Inter-Stop
two-section gas spring that has applications for doors, lids, and recreational vehicle
luggage storage in mind.
According to the company, the first section of the Inter-Stop helps stop the
door at a specified holding point. With the second stroke section, the door can
be stopped in any opening position by manual stopping. As soon as the holding
point is overcome, the company adds, the door opens automatically up to the end
MAKE IT TWO: Rick Moore, Stabilus'
Director of Industrial Sales, demonstrates the opening functions of the
new Inter-Stop two-section gas spring. Shown here is the model designed
for luggage storage of
Artificially created metamaterials are already appearing in niche applications like electronics, communications, and defense, says a new report from Lux Research. How quickly they become mainstream depends on cost-effective manufacturing methods, which will include additive manufacturing.
Sharon Glotzer and David Pine are hoping to create the first liquid hard drive with liquid nanoparticles that can store 1TB per teaspoon. They aren't the first to find potential data stores, as Harvard researchers have stored 700 TB inside a gram of DNA.
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