Design News and igus® Inc. have developed the manus plastic plain bearings design contest. The contest—named 'manus' to highlight courage and initiative in breaking new ground in bearing technology—aims to promote new and atypical ways that design engineers have made use of plastic bearings in their applications. Winners will be awarded cash prizes of up to $5,000 and announced at the National Design Engineering Show (NDES) in Chicago, held February 23-26, 2004. Applications are due January 31, 2004. For more information, go to www.designnews.com/manus.
A make-your-own Star Wars Sith Lightsaber hilt is heftier and better-looking than most others out there, according to its maker, Sean Charlesworth. You can 3D print it from free source files, and there's even a hardware kit available -- not free -- so you can build one just in time for Halloween.
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