Hyundai Motor Co. has launched production of a hydrogen fuel cell-powered crossover vehicle, with the intent of building and leasing 1,000 of them by the end of 2015.
GE is working on a new 3D printing method, known as cold spray, in which metal powders are sprayed from a nozzle at extremely high velocities on metal objects.
In an age of globalization and rapid changes through scientific progress, two of our societies' (and economies') main concerns are to satisfy the needs and wishes of the individual and to save precious resources. Cloud computing caters to both of these.
NASA's Robonauts are being developed for inter-planetary travel, and to take over for astronauts when the work becomes too dirty or dangerous.
New materials handling guidelines from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health give recommended engineering controls for nanoscale materials, which just keep proliferating.
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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? Thats 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 whats possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.