Generally, molecules in liquid crystals will automatically self-organize in a well-ordered manner.
The Goodyear AERO concept is a two-in-one tire designed for the autonomous, flying cars of the future. This concept would work both as a tire for driving on the road and a “propeller” for flying through the sky.
Natural rubber from rubber trees is a raw material with a limited supply. Synthetically produced rubber, on the other hand, has not yet been able to match the abrasion behavior of the natural product, rendering it unsuitable for truck tires.
Could rubber and plastic from tyres, washing into rivers and streams, be contributing to pollution in waste water? A group of scientists from Denmark are using a system from Renishaw to find out.
Scientists from the University of Sheffield have developed and successfully tested a new way of protecting concrete from fire damage using materials recycled from used tires.
The food and beverage sector has been a long-held area of focus for NSK, which is one the world’s largest manufacturers of rolling bearings. Specific to this industry, NSK rolling bearings feature highly relevant design attributes such as rustproof materials, sealed construction and lifelong lubricants that are compatible with foodstuffs.
Each year, about 27 million tires end up in landfills, dumps and stockpiles, where they pose health and environmental hazards.
Cracked toys or broken boots are often discarded, but instead of throwing these things away, it would be better to let them fix themselves.
Mechanical systems like motors and engines depend on two main types of motions of stiff components.
Colorite, a Tekni-Plex business, has announced the expansion of its Cellene® thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) compounds for healthcare and a wide variety of other applications such as foodservice, packaging component etc. The company has added 12 grades to its previously-available 28 TPE formulations.