Bulletin No. 1031 includes information on Duralon(reg) self-lubricating composite bearings. Features include a woven Teflon(reg) fabric liner backed by a rugged casing of filament-wound fiberglass and epoxy resin. Bearings are available in thread forms; spherical shapes; and in round, square, and hexagonal diameters. Bearings are for applications where metal bearings have limitations in hard-to-lubricate or harsh environmental conditions.
Rexnord Corp., 2400 Curtiss St., Downers Grove, IL 60515, FAX (630) 969-8752.
The DDV-IP is a two-wheeled self-balancing robot that can deliver cold beverages to thirsty folks on hot summer days. A wireless RF remote enables manual control of the device beyond the act of self-balancing. All of the features of the DDV-IP result in an effective delivery vehicle while providing entertainment to the user.
Eric Doster of iFixit talks about the most surprising aspect of the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 teardown. In a presentation at Medical Design & Manufacturing Midwest, iFixit gave the Surface Pro 3 a score of one (out of a possible 10) for repairability.
Barnacles and mussels stay attached to ship hulls and rocks because of a very sticky protein glue they secrete, holding on for a long time even underwater. Researchers at MIT took mussel glue as inspiration -- and as an ingredient -- for engineering their own sticky waterproof adhesive.
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