With manned research ships getting too expensive, unmanned drones are being evaluated as an alternative.
Machine tool manufacturer DMG MORI has developed a new automatic turning machine with multiple spindles for producing turned and milled parts in both boring and bar machining. Key components to the company’s MULTISPRINT multi-spindle automatic lathes series are readychain harnessed energy supply systems from igus, the Germany-based manufacturer of motion plastics.
A Spanish manufacturer is using industrial robots equipped with cable guides from igus® for quick and efficient riveting of aircraft fuselages on one of the world’s most widely-used planes.
Bob Whitford is not a man who gives up easily, not in his personal or professional pursuits. Whitford, a senior occupational therapist at St. David’s Medical Center in Austin, Texas, lost his arm as a young boy but overcame his disability to achieve success in competitive cycling. He eventually won a bronze medal in cycling […]
The piano is one of the world’s most popular musical instruments, but its mechanics and design are much the same as those made a century ago or more. Now, an English piano builder—who is an engineer and a pianist as well—devised what is being called a unique hammer system incorporating 3D-printed tribopolymer components that produce improved sound as well as durability and climate resistance.
In human anatomy, the shoulder presents one of the most challenging and complex physical problems for physicians and therapists. Shoulders and their intricate anatomical patterns also provide a unique test for developers of exoskeletons, who need to keep their units light and compact while incorporating an extensive range of movement.