DesignSuite is an Internet-based library database of 3D models and detailed specifications of more than 100,000 mechanical components that engineers can use in product design. The first product to be developed by InPart Inc., DesignSuite reportedly lets engineers find component data and download a 3D model of gears, motors, and other parts to their own CAD systems. InPart says such a capability has never been available before. Parker Hannifin, Aeroquip, The Torrington Company, and Thomson Industries are among manufacturers whose products are included. InPart: Product Code 4264
NASA and Boeing developed a huge, carbon composite cryogenic fuel tank for deep space missions, and started testing it last month. The 18-ft cryotank will enable heavy-lift launch vehicles to send both humans and robots into deep space.
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