3D Printing for Hire: The Case of the Persnickety Prop Commented on: 1 year ago (July 14, 2014)

You'd need to confirm with the cited professor, but prop design is rather complex and the teams may be tasked with engineering their own (to be legal for the two competitions).

CFD Software Automatically Models How Moving Parts Affect Airflow Commented on: 1 year ago (May 13, 2014)

Good question! We've asked Rob Kaczmarek at Convergent to respond ... stay tuned.

Air Champ® Air-Actuated Clutches and Brakes vs. Electrically-Actuated Clutches and Brakes - A Comparative Analysis Commented on: 1 year ago (May 13, 2014)

We've asked Nexen to supply the information, but in the mean time email the international office at one of the locations listed...

Bag grippers for palletizing use linear slides Commented on: 1 year ago (May 12, 2014)

Gamal, thanks for the inquiry! Please contact the manufacturer directly for pricing information. The Rollon centers closest to you are in India (Tel.: +91 80 67027066 E-mail:...

No brats here: FIRST students smart and earnest Commented on: 1 year ago (April 14, 2014)

Indeed, the influence of currency pricing is also a major factor — machinedesign.com/blog/not-buying-it-walmart-manufacturing-fund-too-cheap ... good point, Jonathan.

Good buys (byes?) — Another look at what Chinese manufacturing means Commented on: 1 year ago (March 13, 2014)

Agreed. Perhaps if wealth could somehow follow real productivity — down to the individual — we'd have a solid meritocracy. I just read another article recently about how U.S. manufacturing has...

Hollow-shaft gearmotor ups the ante on torque Commented on: 1 year ago (January 23, 2014)

Hi Stephen, we'll see if someone from Bison can help.

Technology forecast 2014: Robots priced for the masses Commented on: 1 year ago (January 9, 2014)

Thanks, wlovell. Drop me a line anytime and let me know what designs you're working on.

Just in: Autodesk computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) on the cloud Commented on: 1 year ago (December 17, 2013)

Fantastic question. We had an interview with a source about this and will detail how they're related in a followup. Certainly the software to chug through path planning and similar tasks is better...

The ethics of UAVs Commented on: 1 year ago (December 5, 2013)

Indeed. This reminds me of what another regular reader, John Swank, emailed over to me yesterday about the remote-controlled helicopters:

"The Dayton / Cincinnati metropolitan area is...

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