Latest release to the U.S. market by SKF USA Inc. is the General Catalog #5000, which features advanced technical information including a new friction model and the latest product listings. Other technical content includes revised speed ratings, a new model for determining required lubrication viscosity, and a new method for determining lubricant service life for grease-lubricated bearings. Available in print and on CD-ROM, the catalog is also accessible online as the SKF Interactive Engineering Catalog (http://rbi.ims.ca/3850-527)
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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