Sure, there's plenty of product information out there with the web and all. But what engineers say they lack most is details on how to select and apply those products.. Well help has arrived. You can find all kinds of practical application tips at www.nfpa.com, the website of the National Fluid Power Association. Best of all: they're compiled by industry experts and engineers, not marketing people.
Two different shape-shifting polymers have been announced from two different universities: Wyss Institute at Harvard University and Zhejiang University in eastern China. Both of them change their shapes when immersed in water, and the one from Wyss Institute was made with 3D-printing techniques.
When you think of the DARPA Robotics Challenge, you may imagine complex humanoid contraptions made of metal and wires that move like a Terminator Series T-90. But what actually happened at the much-vaunted event was something just a bit different.
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