Honda Civic Hybrid (http://rbi.ims.ca/4921-546). The 2006 Civic Hybrid connects a 20 hp/76 ft-lb permanent magnet motor to a four-cylinder spark ignition engine to provide a total of 110 hp at 6,000 rpm. Mounted behind the rear seat, the Intelligent Power Unit (IPU) contains the battery and its controls, the inverter for the motor, the air conditioning inverter, and a dc-to-dc converter. The hybrid's Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH) battery has a rated capacity of 5.5 Ah and high voltage output of 158V. To warn service personnel and others of the presence of high voltage (greater than 60V), high-voltage cables that interconnect these components are color coded orange as identified in SAE-J1127.
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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