Design Engineer - Profiles of Scientists and Engineers

submitted by: nsf

What’s it really like to be an engineer or a scientist? What does a design engineer really do all day? You’re about to find out! Meet the next generation of engineers and scientists in these profiles of young professionals, who may just inspire you to join them. Amanda Parkes shows us some of her latest engineering projects and helps us find out what it’s like to be a design engineer.

Safe Hydrogel Padding: use in safe clothing

submitted by: GZE

Polymer effect (Hydrogel particles inside PU melt matrix):
The polymer coating will absorb and bind the excess of moisture migrating through the FR cotton fabric if the temperature is maintained below the threshold.
In case temperature increases, the coating will release the sweat accumulated, reproducing the human natural sweating process through evaporative cooling.
Projected and developed by Grado Zero Espace -www.gzespace.com

Oricalco - thermal shape memory fabric

submitted by: GZE
The first orthogonal weaving example of Nitinol. The 'Thermal Shape Memory Alloy' is characterized by its extraordinary ability to recover any shape, pre-programmed, upon heating. Until today this light weight alloy with about 50% Titanium inside has been used in advanced sectors like space and recently in medical applications. Moreover this fabric is the first for which the shape memory alloy, named Nitinol, was weaved orthogonally - that is to say that Oricalco is the first fabric with...