Danfoss (www.ic.danfoss.com) has introduced AV210, its new externally operated (or air-operated) angle-seat solenoid valves that have no diaphragm or small orifice. Featuring Kv-values from 1,110 to 17,700 gph and operating temperature from -22 to 356F, these valves are for commercial laundry, sterilizers and autoclaves, injection molding, and water, steam, and non-corrosive media applications.
A new method of modeling how they are created with chemical vapor deposition (CVD) could reduce the cost of carbon nanostructures used for for research and commercial applications, including advanced sensors and batteries.
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.
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