Courtesy of Ferrari bearing supplier SKF, visitors to the Design
News' booth at National Manufacturing Week can win a pair of tickets for
the 2004 U.S. Grand Prix at Indianapolis on June 20. All you have to do is drop
by the booth (#2811) and slip a business card into the box there. You'll also
see on display Michael Schumacher's World Championship Ferrari Formula 1 car to
help you get revved up for the race. The car embodies the most advanced
technologies in aerodynamics, materials, controls, and powertrains. A special
display also highlights the cutting edge bearings SKF develops for racing
More and more robots are becoming more autonomous all the time. Now Lockheed Martin has completed a demo mission with two completely autonomous robotic vehicles performing resupply, reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition.
Producing high-quality end-production metal parts with additive manufacturing for applications like aerospace and medical requires very tightly controlled processes and materials. New standards and guidelines for machines and processes, materials, and printed parts are underway from bodies such as ASTM International.
Engineers at the University of San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering have designed biobatteries on commercial tattoo paper, with an anode and cathode screen-printed on and modified to harvest energy from lactate in a person’s sweat.
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.