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.
Lithium-ion battery prices will drop rapidly over the next 10 years, setting the stage for plug-in vehicles to reach 5%-10% of total automotive sales by the mid- to late-2020s, according to a new study.
Two researchers from Cornell University have won a $100,000 grant from NASA to continue work to develop an energy-harvesting robotic eel the space agency aims to use to explore oceans on one of the moons of Jupiter.
Is the factory smarter than it used to be? From recent buzzwords, you’d think we’ve entered a new dimension in industrial plants, where robots run all physical functions wirelessly and humans do little more than program ever more capable robotics. Some of that is actually true, but it’s been true for a while.
A recent Design News-exclusive study proves that engineering professionals are at the very forefront of this push into the future and making direct financial, performance, and value impact on their organizations by being personally involved or final decision-makers on automation solution and component choices.
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