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.
Producing high-quality end-production metal parts with additive manufacturing for applications like aerospace and medical requires very tightly controlled processes and materials. New standards and guidelines for machines and processes, materials, and printed parts are underway from bodies such as ASTM International.
Engineers at the University of San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering have designed biobatteries on commercial tattoo paper, with an anode and cathode screen-printed on and modified to harvest energy from lactate in a person’s sweat.
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