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)
What should be the perception of a product’s real-world performance with regard to the published spec sheet? While it is easy to assume that the product will operate according to spec, what variables should be considered, and is that a designer obligation or a customer responsibility? Or both?
Biomimicry has already found its way into the development of robots and new materials, with researchers studying animals and nature to come up with new innovations. Now thanks to researchers in Boston, biomimicry could even inform the future of electrical networks for next-generation displays.
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.