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Ann R. Thryft
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Re: Plastic bearings?
Ann R. Thryft   9/13/2013 12:53:13 PM
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You're welcome, kenkad41. The main reason I found the car interesting was the fact that it uses plastic bearings, as well as the fact that it's designed completely differently and for a specific function--commuting.

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Plastic bearings?
kenkad41   9/9/2013 10:36:50 AM
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Thank you Ann for the concept car article.  As you know, our STEM program has many problems.  STEM seriously needs to use our retired technical professionals as mentors.  This is simply not happening and I put the blame directly on instructors in our educational system.  There is/are solutions.  We need publications such as Design News to help promote special initiative projects nationwide.  The projects need to address specific societal needs.  Urban commuting transportation is just one example that we are trying to interest students in.  This is technology that students can see themselves actually using.  I would like to see a national contest on this subject, pitting educational institutions against each other and or states competing against each other.  We simply need to find better outlets for our younger generations aspirations.  Again, thank you for highlighting the concept vehicle initiative.

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Plastic bearings?!
Ann R. Thryft   8/30/2013 1:25:54 PM
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Although I've written about engineering plastics in extreme environments such as high-temperature under-hood applications, I was still surprised at igus' plastic bearings being strong enough for use in this concept car.





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