Industrial Design Consultancy Ltd. used a wide variety of DuPont polymers in its drug-delivery system: DuPont Delrin acetal homopolymer resin for the clutch tube and locking sleeve; DuPont Zytel nylon resin for the drive shaft, inner housing, thumb pad, and piston rod cap; and DuPont Crastin polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) for the printable dose dial and rigid clip parts. (Source: DuPont Performance Polymers)
I appreciate the healthcare-specific testing performed on the separate product lines. Good design control is an absolute must during the development of medical devices and this type of specific testing helps designers quickly and accurately document compliance to FDA regulations.
Some humanoid walking robots are also good at running, balancing, and coordinated movements in group settings. Several of our sports robots have won regional or worldwide acclaim in the RoboCup soccer World Cup, or FIRST Robotics competitions. Others include the world's first hockey-playing robot and a trash-talking Scrabble player.
The DDV-IP is a two-wheeled self-balancing robot that can deliver cold beverages to thirsty folks on hot summer days. A wireless RF remote enables manual control of the device beyond the act of self-balancing. All of the features of the DDV-IP result in an effective delivery vehicle while providing entertainment to the user.
Eric Doster of iFixit talks about the most surprising aspect of the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 teardown. In a presentation at Medical Design & Manufacturing Midwest, iFixit gave the Surface Pro 3 a score of one (out of a possible 10) for repairability.
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