By using rare-earth magnets, engineers maximized the torque in Maxon's new RE series of motors. The motors measure just 15 mm (0.59 inches) in diameter and 22.5 mm (0.86 inches) in diameter and weigh 20 g (0.71 oz). They can deliver 300 mNm (42 oz-in) of continuous torque with a maximum speed of 11,000 rpm and maximum efficiency of 73%. Each applies Maxon's patented rhombic moving coil design to provide long life, low electrical noise, fast acceleration, and high efficiency. Maxon Precision Motors, Product Code 4170.
Conventional wisdom holds that MIT, Cal Tech, and Stanford are three of the country’s best undergraduate engineering schools. Unfortunately, when conventional wisdom visits the topic of best engineering schools, it too often leaves out some of the most distinguished programs that don’t happen to offer PhD-level degrees.
Airbus Defence and Space has 3D printed titanium brackets for communications satellites. The redesigned, one-piece 3D-printed brackets have better thermal resistance than conventionally manufactured parts, can be produced faster, cost 20% less, and save about 1 kg of weight per satellite.
A group of researchers at the Seoul National University have discovered a way to take material from cigarette butts and turn it into a carbon-based material that’s ideal for storing energy and creating a powerful supercapacitor.
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