Igus' plastic bearings are made for smooth operation in a number of applications, including high-tech camera equipment like camera jibs. The bearings are economical, and prevent corrosion between jib parts. They also help handle heavy loads. The G300, for example, allows a camera weighing up to 50 lbs to easily pivot up and down. EZ FX's jibs, which use the Igus bearings, are used in many settings such as TV stations, churches, weddings and movie sets.
What should be the perception of a product’s real-world performance with regard to the published spec sheet? While it is easy to assume that the product will operate according to spec, what variables should be considered, and is that a designer obligation or a customer responsibility? Or both?
Biomimicry has already found its way into the development of robots and new materials, with researchers studying animals and nature to come up with new innovations. Now thanks to researchers in Boston, biomimicry could even inform the future of electrical networks for next-generation displays.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.