Made for drop prevention, workplace clamping, and emergency stopping, these cylinders use a locking mechanism and a new type of air cushion. They come in 32, 40, 50 and 63 mm bore sizes. The system is compact, with a simple design on the lock unit with no extra projections, and the air cushion eliminates the need for a cushion ring, making it even smaller. It features a simple, lightweight one-way lock mechanism for installation in tight spaces.
BMW has already incorporated more than 10,000 3D-printed parts in the Rolls-Royce Phantom and intends to expand the use of 3D printing in its cars even more in the future. Meanwhile, Daimler has started using additive manufacturing for producing spare parts in Mercedes-Benz Trucks.
Researchers have been developing a number of nano- and micro-scale technologies that can be used for implantable medical technology for the treatment of disease, diagnostics, prevention, and other health-related applications.
SABIC's lightweighting polycarbonate glazing materials have appeared for the first time in a production car: the rear quarter window of Toyota's special edition 86 GRMN sports car, where they're saving 50% of its weight compared to conventional glass.
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