This system could make an excellent gearing system for wind energy. Low gears for light winds and adapt upwards as the wind increases maximizing the rotation of the mill. Usually mills are single gear and either take a certain amount of wind to start (which can cause the mill to sit still for long periods) or they spin too fast and have to employ a braking system at higher speeds.
Siemens and Georgia Institute of Technology are partnering to address limitations in the current additive manufacturing design-to-production chain in an applied research project as part of the federally backed America Makes program.
Most of the new 3D printers and 3D printing technologies in this crop are breaking some boundaries, whether it's build volume-per-dollar ratios, multimaterials printing techniques, or new materials types.
Independent science safety company Underwriters Laboratories is providing new guidance for manufacturers about how to follow the latest IEC standards for implementing safety features in programmable logic controllers.
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