|February 21, 2012||Volume 08 Issue 07|
|Free Whitepaper: True Cost of Bearing Lubrication|
igus®' in-depth whitepaper discusses how bearing lubrication failures affect your budget and the environment. Read the whitepaper to understand the hidden and unrealized costs of lubricating and re-lubricating a bearing. Also, understand how improper bearing lubrication can increase expenses exponentially, and discover how dry-running, self-lubricating bearings can make machines operate better and reduce your budget.
Download the free igus® whitepaper. Note: There is no sign-up required.
|Introducing Rogan’s |
Bondable Liquid Silicone Rubber WIDGET
Rogan Corporation can over-mold a New Generation of Bondable Liquid Silicone Rubber directly onto plastic and metal components. This process can simplify supply chain and inventory management, and improve product reliability and features. Design opportunities include: integral seals and gaskets for waterproofing complex geometries and electronic interconnects, integral membranes, diaphragms, valves, switch covers, shock and vibration protection, and sound dampening. Rogan is a Full Turn-Key Custom Contract Manufacturer.
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All-in-one workstation with swappable parts
Design-wise, who hasn’t wished for a powerful computer with easily accessible, changeable parts? Well, HP’s new Z1 all in one is just that, featuring a tool-less chasis and a very sweet 27-in. display. Built for computer-aided design, digital media, and entertainment professionals, this just-launched customizable powerhouse brings “plug-and-play” to new heights. Be sure to check out the “making of the HP Z1" video for insights from the designers. Pricing starts at $1,899.00.
Find out more about the HP Z1.
|Heads Up: Vehicle safety technology migration|
A new report from the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) shows that it typically takes three decades for a promising safety feature first introduced in a few luxury cars to spread to 95% of vehicles on the road. Wow. We thought it was more like 10 or 15 years, at most. This report is only available in .pdf form (sorry about that, but luckily it’s formatted like a mag article).
Read the article.
|Most popular last issue|
|How do you fight fire in space?|
Improving fire-fighting techniques in space and getting a better understanding of fuel combustion here on Earth are the focus of a series of experiments on the International Space Station, led by a professor at the Jacobs School of Engineering at the University of California, San Diego. A first round of experiments ran from March 2009 to December 2011. A second round kicked off in January and is set to last a year or more.
Read the full article.
|Videos+: Technologies and inspiration in action|
|F-35 fighter testing: 2011 is 'year of firsts'|
The F-35A flight test team at Edwards AFB, CA, recounts 2011, a productive year of test that they call "the year of the firsts." From flight envelope expansion to mission systems, and KC-10 fuel testing to sensor fusion, the team made great strides testing the F-35A fighter, a conventional takeoff and landing craft that is the smallest, lightest F-35 version and the only one in the series equipped with an internal cannon. The fighter's fraternal twin, the F-35B, is a short-takeoff and vertical-landing craft.
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|5 reasons why SpaceClaim is best for sheet metal|
Cut your sheet metal manufacturing prep time in half. SpaceClaim’s 2011 enhancements include that you can work with imported STL files, explore unbelievable sheet metal tools, manage large assemblies, access an awesome free TraceParts library, and other mind-blowing upgrades. Check out the latest that SpaceClaim engineering software has to offer for sheet metal design.
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