Now available in the Free CAD library from VirtualCAD is an entire laundry list of fasteners including Socket Head Cap Screws, Shoulder Screws, Flat and Button Head Screws, Set Screws, Pressure Plugs, and Dowel Pins. Addressing engineers' need for more detail in their drawings, the CAD library lets the user control the amount of detail by turning it on and off, or resetting it, to avoid larger file sizes. To view these 3D CAD models, go to www.virtualcad.com.
A slew of announcements about new materials and design concepts for transportation have come out of several trade shows focusing on plastics, aircraft interiors, heavy trucks, and automotive engineering. A few more announcements have come independent of any trade shows, maybe just because it's spring.
Samsung's Galaxy line of smartphones used to fare quite well in the repairability department, but last year's flagship S5 model took a tumble, scoring a meh-inducing 5/10. Will the newly redesigned S6 lead us back into star-studded territory, or will we sink further into the depths of a repairability black hole?
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