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HRL Researchers Develop Active Variable Stiffness Vibration Isolator

HRL Researchers Develop Active Variable Stiffness Vibration Isolator

An active variable stiffness vibration isolator has been developed by researchers from HRL Laboratories’ Sensors and Materials Laboratory. This isolator is capable of millisecond actuation times and 100x stiffness changes, independent of the static load. In the words of Principal Investigator Christopher Churchill, “This performance surpasses existing mechanisms by at least 20 times in either speed or useful stiffness change." [More]
Coating on Solid Surface Increases Liquid’s Boundary Layer Velocity

Coating on Solid Surface Increases Liquid’s Boundary Layer Velocity

It is possible to make liquids slide over a solid surface, similar to a bobsleigh on ice, as discovered in research conducted by physicists from Saarland University and the ESPCI in Paris. A coating applied at the boundary between the solid surface and the liquid induces the liquid to slide through. The sliding effect increases the liquid’s average flow velocity and its throughput. [More]
Harper Awarded Major Contract for Nuclear Material Processing Equipment with KEPCO Nuclear Fuel (KNF)

Harper Awarded Major Contract for Nuclear Material Processing Equipment with KEPCO Nuclear Fuel (KNF)

Harper International, world leader in thermal processing solutions for advanced materials, was recently awarded a contract for a Pusher furnace line with KEPCO Nuclear Fuel (KNF). [More]
Iglidur Releases Video of Self-Lubricating Bearings

Iglidur Releases Video of Self-Lubricating Bearings

Tribopolymer specialist igus® now offers 16 iglidur® bearing materials, each one in 113 different standard DIN ISO 3547 dimensions up to diameters of 50 mm. Totalling over 1,300 standard parts, igus® covers all conceivable demands on plain bearings that can be delivered from stock, within 24 hours, and with no minimum order quantities. [More]
Researchers Aim to Create Portable Device for Measuring Effects of Friction on Tennis Courts

Researchers Aim to Create Portable Device for Measuring Effects of Friction on Tennis Courts

A group of engineers from the University of Sheffield has collaborated with the International Tennis Federation (ITF) to develop a portable, handheld device, which could determine the amount of friction produced by players on tennis courts. [More]
Purdue Researchers Discover Sinuous Flow Deformation in Metals

Purdue Researchers Discover Sinuous Flow Deformation in Metals

Researchers at Purdue University have discovered sinuous flow deformation in metals, and an astonishingly simple method to suppress this deformation. This discovery could help advance manufacturing by increasing the efficiency of machining, and by reducing the energy and force required for metal processing. [More]
Computer Simulations Lead to Production of Material Exhibiting Superlubricity

Computer Simulations Lead to Production of Material Exhibiting Superlubricity

Scientists at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) have identified a material that demonstrates superlubricity at the macroscale. Computer simulations using the Mira supercomputer have helped advance the design for a near-frictionless material. [More]
Castrol EDGE Fuses Video Games Technology and Real World Driving Experience in Titanium Trial Driving Challenge

Castrol EDGE Fuses Video Games Technology and Real World Driving Experience in Titanium Trial Driving Challenge

Castrol EDGE has premiered its latest Titanium Trial driving challenge, featuring Formula Drift professional Matt Powers driving his Roush Stage 3 Mustang whilst wearing a state-of-the-art Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 headset: blind to the real world around him, but fully-immersed in a rapidly changing 3D virtual world. [More]
Nanoscopic Study of Rubber Friction on Road Surfaces

Nanoscopic Study of Rubber Friction on Road Surfaces

Bo Persson and his colleagues at the Jülich Research Center, have discovered new temperature and velocity-dependent properties of rubber friction on asphalt. [More]
Cortec Releases New Brochure on Lubricants

Cortec Releases New Brochure on Lubricants

Cortec® has published its NEW Lubricant Brochure. This brochure delivers information on all that Cortec® lubricants have to offer our customers and clients. The available lubricants are detailed and categorized into four categories: greases, metalworking fluids, oils, and other lubricants. The brochure includes a buyer’s guide that expands upon the products’ descriptions, packaging options, and applications. [More]