BionicOpter: The Dragonfly Inspires
COMPONENT, SYSTEM AND APPLICATION SOLUTIONS FOR DESIGN ENGINEERS
The Dragonfly Inspires
Festo has spent years developing and
supporting projects that have basic technical principles derived from nature to arrive
at its latest effort, a bionic dragonfly.
Green energy is the wave of the future,
but more often than not the technology
is sadly disappointing when it comes to
output with a high price-point.
MIT Student Inventor
Awarded for Innovative
Nikolai Begg has invented a puncturing
device with a highly sensitive tip that
retracts its blade at the exact moment
necessary, within 1/100th of a second.
From bearings to computer systems to
galactic hardware, rising temperatures
have a tendency to make life a
nightmare for design engineers.
Corporations Kill Eagles
Being an entrepreneur requires enthusiasm, risk-taking, self-motivated energy; it
also suggests something that most corporations don’t have, a sense of ownership.
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6 First Look
8 At Issue
10 New Products
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PRODUCT DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT®
The 260 Series brushless
DC WOB-L air compressor
and vacuum pump from
Thomas is designed for
applications requiring a
small, lightweight pump.
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PEM’s new heat sink
mounting system securely
attaches heat sinks to
circuit boards with a firm,
constant contact for
optimum heat dissipation.
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