Design engineers may not drive racecars for a living, but many like their cars to have some zip. Here's a look at how some famously fast cars fared in the most recent Design Newsautomotive survey. Design Newsreaders were asked to name their dream vehicle—without any concern for price or practicality. Forget about a real Ferrari in the driveway, though. The most popular car driven by survey respondents is the Ford Taurus.
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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