Rulon 1337 and 1439 materials are following the Saint-Gobain's Rulon 641 material, and designed to meet FDA compliant bearings regulations. The Rulon 1439 material holds up well in submerged applications, while the Rulon 1337 resists wear against lower hardness mating surfaces. The 1337, 1439, and 641 materials all work well with stainless steel and come in standard or custom sizes. They can withstand temperatures from -400 to 550F (-240 to 288C) in continuous operation. Their self-lubricating design needs no maintenance.
The 100% solar-powered airplane Solar Impulse 2 is prepping for its upcoming flight, becoming the first plane to fly around the world without using fuel. It's able to do so because of above-average performance by all of the technologies that go into it, especially materials.
With major product releases coming from big names like Sony, Microsoft, and Samsung, and big investments by companies like Facebook, 2015 could be the year that virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) finally pop. Here's take a look back at some of the technologies that got us here (for better and worse).
Good engineering designs are those that work in the real world; bad designs are those that don’t. If we agree to set our egos aside and let the real world be our guide, we can resolve nearly any disagreement.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.