Never underestimate the web's resourcefulness. A recent search for fluid power subjects turned up a few unique sites worthy of a second glance:
Hydra-Pneu Consulting (www.fluidpower1.us) offers brainteasers to keep the hydraulic-inclined minds occupied
Pneumatics Online provides calculators in both metric and imperial units to measure valve flow, cylinder force, and cylinder bore size at www.pneumaticsonline.com.
Pump School enables engineers to learn about rotary pumps on their own time, in addition to providing information on tough applications, typical liquids, and rotary pumping principles. Go to www.pumpschool.com.
BMW has already incorporated more than 10,000 3D-printed parts in the Rolls-Royce Phantom and intends to expand the use of 3D printing in its cars even more in the future. Meanwhile, Daimler has started using additive manufacturing for producing spare parts in Mercedes-Benz Trucks.
Researchers have been developing a number of nano- and micro-scale technologies that can be used for implantable medical technology for the treatment of disease, diagnostics, prevention, and other health-related applications.
SABIC's lightweighting polycarbonate glazing materials have appeared for the first time in a production car: the rear quarter window of Toyota's special edition 86 GRMN sports car, where they're saving 50% of its weight compared to conventional glass.
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