Near-net extrusion process produces special-shaped titanium and stainless-steel components for manufacturers in the automotive, aerospace, defense, machine tool, and industrial equipment manufacturing industries. Near-net extrusion operation begins with a solid round bar of titanium or stainless steel that is cut into shorter billets. Each billet is induction-heated to the correct extrusion temperature and coated with a powdered glass during transfer to the extrusion chamber.
One way to keep a Formula One racing team moving at breakneck speed in the pit and at the test facility is to bring CAD drawings of the racing vehicleís parts down to the test facility and even out to the track.
Most of us would just as soon step on a cockroach rather than study it, but thatís just what researchers at UC Berkeley did in the pursuit of building small, nimble robots suitable for disaster-recovery and search-and-rescue missions.
Design engineers need to prepare for a future in which their electronic products will use not just one or two, but possibly many user interfaces that involve touch, vision, gestures, and even eye movements.
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