Pat Long, president of Formed Plastics, explains why rotational molding worked for a Kynar tank project while conventional wisdom may have titled toward blow or injection molding, or even fabricated metal or plastics approaches. Formed Plastics won best of show for the tank at the annual design competition of the Association of Rotational Molders. The interviewer is DN materials contributor Doug Smock (Time: 5:27).
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Some of our culture's most enduring robots appeared in the 80s. The Aliens series produced another evil android, and we saw light robot fare in the form of Short Circuit. Two of the great robots of all time also showed up: The Terminator and RoboCop.
Optomec's third America Makes project for metal 3D printing teams the LENS process company with GE Aviation, Lockheed, and other big aerospace names to develop guidelines for repairing high-value flight-critical Air Force components.
This Gadget Freak review looks at a cooler that is essentially a party on wheels with a built-in blender, Bluetooth speaker, and USB charger. We also look at a sustainable, rotating wireless smartphone charger.
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