For those worried about the longevity of fuel tank labels, Meese Orbitron Dunne Co. (www.modroto.com) has a more enduring solution. The company can now provide custom fuel tanks with molded-in logos, warnings, illustrations, serial numbers, and other full-color designs. These polymer-based graphics become an integral part of the crosslinked polyethylene tanks during the rotational molding process—and they provide the same wall thickness and mechanical properties as the rest of the tank. Available in sizes up to 50 gallons, the tanks can serve in lawn-and-garden, marine, recreational, and construction applications.
Using a 3D printer, CNC router, and existing powertrain components, a team of engineers is building an electric car from scratch on the floor of the International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago this week.
In November, a European space probe will try to land on the surface of a comet moving at about 84,000 mph and rotating with a period of 12.7 hours. Many factors make positioning the probe for the landing an engineering challenge.
NinjaFlex flexible 3D printing filament made from thermoplastic elastomers is available in a growing assortment of colors, most recently gold and silver. It's flexible and harder than you'd expect: around 85A (Shore A).
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