Here's a bike that runs entirely on electricity. Zero Motorcycles of Santa Cruz, CA has introduced the Zero DS, a fully electric, dual-sport motorcycle built for both the city street and the dirt trail. The Zero DS was designed from the ground up as an electric vehicle. Each component on the bike — such as aircraft-grade aluminum with lightweight strength — was designed to minimize weight and maximize energy density. The Zero DS is emissions free, and its parts are non-toxic and almost entirely recyclable. The bike's power pack consists of lithium-ion cells that are landfill-approved.
Most machine design engineers will survey existing component manufacturers for standard linear guide products, limiting what they can do with their designs. Using extruded aluminum profile guides can customize machine designs while shrinking the bill of materials.
Practically all electronic devices today contain metals that may
be coming from conflict-ravaged African countries. And political pressures will increasingly influence how these minerals are sourced and used in products.
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