E-900 Quick Lube linear motion spray lubricant features a lasting film, offering anti-wear protection and corrosion and oxidation-resistance. Used in ball screw assemblies and linear bearing/shafting assemblies, the lubricant avoids inter-ball friction due to its low starting torque. The E-100 Quick Lube linear motion spray lubricant provides high temperature and corrosion resistance for rolled, ground, or milled acme thread screw assemblies. PAG-1 is a non-aerosol grease used in spot lubrication. Nook Industries, www.nookindustries.com. Enter 651
Soybean and corn resin
ENVIREZ® 5000 soybean and corn resin is designed for the agricultural, transportation, off-road, and construction industries, in sheet-molding-compound for compression-molding applications. The renewable-source resin is currently used by John Deere to manufacture composite hoods and body panels in the agricultural and off-road markets. Ashland Specialty Chemical Co., www.ashspec.com. Enter 652
Lithium-ion battery prices will drop rapidly over the next 10 years, setting the stage for plug-in vehicles to reach 5%-10% of total automotive sales by the mid- to late-2020s, according to a new study.
Two researchers from Cornell University have won a $100,000 grant from NASA to continue work to develop an energy-harvesting robotic eel the space agency aims to use to explore oceans on one of the moons of Jupiter.
Is the factory smarter than it used to be? From recent buzzwords, you’d think we’ve entered a new dimension in industrial plants, where robots run all physical functions wirelessly and humans do little more than program ever more capable robotics. Some of that is actually true, but it’s been true for a while.
A recent Design News-exclusive study proves that engineering professionals are at the very forefront of this push into the future and making direct financial, performance, and value impact on their organizations by being personally involved or final decision-makers on automation solution and component choices.
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