In what may be a growing trend, Del-Tron Precision has presented its entire linear bearing product line in movable 3D images and downloadable CAD models on its website. The 3D and CAD functions enable visitors to its website to pan, rotate, and zoom in on any of the company's linear bearing products, and even directly insert product CAD models into their own drawings without downloading. Visitors may download a 3D model in one of about 100 different formats. For more info and to view Del-Tron Precision's products in 3D, go to www.deltron.com or to www.CADRegister.com, an online resource that provides downloadable CAD models from different manufacturers.
The DDV-IP is a two-wheeled self-balancing robot that can deliver cold beverages to thirsty folks on hot summer days. A wireless RF remote enables manual control of the device beyond the act of self-balancing. All of the features of the DDV-IP result in an effective delivery vehicle while providing entertainment to the user.
Eric Doster of iFixit talks about the most surprising aspect of the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 teardown. In a presentation at Medical Design & Manufacturing Midwest, iFixit gave the Surface Pro 3 a score of one (out of a possible 10) for repairability.
Barnacles and mussels stay attached to ship hulls and rocks because of a very sticky protein glue they secrete, holding on for a long time even underwater. Researchers at MIT took mussel glue as inspiration -- and as an ingredient -- for engineering their own sticky waterproof adhesive.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.