igus has developed what it claims is the world’s first tribologically enhanced plastic filament for 3D printers, which are used to print full-size, three-dimensional objects. Specifically created for motion control applications, the low-friction material is 50 times more resistant to wear and abrasion than conventional 3D printer materials, according to the German plastics company.
Automotive Lightweighting Using Advanced High-Strength Steels from SAE International is intended to help design engineers make informed decisions on what basic materials to use and how to optimize them to achieve cost-effective weight reduction and, consequently, better fuel efficiency.
The finalists will compete against eight others from around the world to win a 12-month engineering role with Infiniti Red Bull Racing, complete with accommodation in the U.K., Infiniti company car, and full salary.
Oregon State University’s Global Formula Racing (GFR) team took top honors with a total score of 876.6 at the Formula SAE Michigan competition, held May 14-17 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, MI.