3V Fasteners Company Inc.'s externally threaded NAS and MS parts are manufactured from
traditional titanium alloy TI-6AL-4V and weigh 40 percent less than comparable
non-titanium hardware. They are useful for applications onboard commercial and
military aircraft from actuators to seat track assemblies, among many others.
3V titanium fasteners have a high strength-to-weight ratio,
high-temperature properties and stability, low density and corrosion
resistance. Parts can be manufactured to achieve 160 KSI tensile strength,
95KSI shear strength and demonstrate fatigue performance. The fasteners can be
provided in various head types (12 point, hex, flush, flat fillister, and pan)
and drives in thread sizes -04 to -8 and diameters .093 to .500. All can be
offered either uncoated or with aluminum or cadmium plate.
In a bid to boost the viability of lithium-based electric car batteries, a team at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed a chemistry that could possibly double an EV’s driving range while cutting its battery cost in half.
Using Siemens NX software, a team of engineering students from the University of Michigan built an electric vehicle and raced in the 2013 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge. One of those students blogged for Design News throughout the race.
Robots that walk have come a long way from simple barebones walking machines or pairs of legs without an upper body and head. Much of the research these days focuses on making more humanoid robots. But they are not all created equal.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.