Canada-based Palcan Fuel Cells (www.palcan.com) has unveiled a prototype scooter that is powered by the company's metal hydride hydrogen storage technology and 2 kW fuel cell stack system. Designed as a low-end mass transport vehicle and aimed at markets for smaller internal combustion engines such as in two- and three-wheeled applications, the scooter has generated interest from scooter OEMs in Europe and Asia, Palcan said. It added that China has endorsed the company's proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells technology.
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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