Mag-Form(reg) thread-forming fastener is for fastening die-cast magnesium and other low-ductility materials and is able to thread- form into magnesium and provide a stronger, more reliable joint. As the Mag-Form fastener is driven, the high-degree flank angle compresses the mating material, rather than roll-forming the material. This type of action creates strong mating threads, while minimizing debris generation and the potential for fracture of the application material. With the Mag-Form design, users are also available to eliminate off-line tapping operations.
The 100% solar-powered airplane Solar Impulse 2 is prepping for its upcoming flight, becoming the first plane to fly around the world without using fuel. It's able to do so because of above-average performance by all of the technologies that go into it, especially materials.
With major product releases coming from big names like Sony, Microsoft, and Samsung, and big investments by companies like Facebook, 2015 could be the year that virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) finally pop. Here's take a look back at some of the technologies that got us here (for better and worse).
Good engineering designs are those that work in the real world; bad designs are those that don’t. If we agree to set our egos aside and let the real world be our guide, we can resolve nearly any disagreement.
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