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Unmanned Sailing Vehicle Tested for Data-Gathering Capabilities

Published on: February 3, 2020

With manned research ships getting too expensive, unmanned drones are being evaluated as an alternative.

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Harnessed energy supply systems help create new technology

Published on: January 29, 2020

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.

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Plane assembly takes swift flight with help from igus® cable guides

Published on: January 27, 2020

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.

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New Exoskeleton Shoulders Rehab Burden for Stroke Patients

Published on: October 16, 2019

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 […]

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3D-printed igus® polymer piano hammer is the “first major innovation in the instrument in decades”.

Published on: October 11, 2019

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.

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How Harmonic Bionics designs lightweight, upper-body exoskeletons

Published on: September 3, 2019

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.

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