Gearbox producer Excel Gear has pivoted from producing a
five-axis, materials handling crane and battleship gun turret gearbox to providing
gearboxes for the wind power industry. In addition, Excel Gear has recently
been asked to provide engineering as well as components for wind energy repair
service companies. Excel Gear says that wind energy OEMs have only recently
sought to extend their domestic supplier base to keep up with the growing
demand for gearboxes, gears and repair services.
Excel Gear is an engineering-based company with expertise
originating from the machine tool and materials handling equipment industries.
The company designs and manufactures custom gearing. Excel Gear also designs,
builds and tests gearboxes and complex high-speed spindles and CNC heads.
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Samsung's Galaxy line of smartphones used to fare quite well in the repairability department, but last year's flagship S5 model took a tumble, scoring a meh-inducing 5/10. Will the newly redesigned S6 lead us back into star-studded territory, or will we sink further into the depths of a repairability black hole?
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NASA engineer Brian Trease studied abroad in Japan as a high school student and used to fold fast-food wrappers into cranes using origami techniques he learned in library books. Inspired by this, he began to imagine that origami could be applied to building spacecraft components, particularly solar panels that could one day send solar power from space to be used on earth.
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