Top three applications in manus: The First North American Plastic Bearing Design Contest will be unveiled on Monday, February 23 at the National Design Engineering Show in Chicago's McCormick Place. A panel of judges from MIT and the Univ. of Rhode Island selected the awardees for challenging and creative use of plastic bearings in applications from automated machinery to sports equipment for the handicapped. If you can't be there in Room S101B at 2 p.m., log on to www.manus.igus.com to have a peek at these winning ideas.
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.
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