For some engineers, finding a solution to their product design challenges is a straightforward process. But for others, it’s a more complicated journey. Science Friction takes you through five of those journeys and reveals how polymer components helped solve their problems.
Episode 5: Alfred from Dexai Robotics
19:19Hosts Adam and Avory speak with Justin Rooney from Dexai Robotics about their flexible robotic arm (and sous chef), Alfred. Designed with self-lubricating iglide® PRT slewing rings, Alfred uses different utensils to help prepare meals, such as salads and steaks, in commercial kitchens.
Episode 4: The M1 Caliber from REEKON Tools
22:21Hosts Adam and Avory speak with Alex LeGendre, a former project manager at REEKON Tools, about the company’s M1 Caliber. It’s a measuring device that makes it easier for professionals to cut materials accurately and is designed with maintenance-free iglide® clip bearings for optimal performance in dirty, dusty environments.
Episode 3: UN&UP's Robotic Medical Device System
20:28Hosts Adam and Avory speak with Mike Sabo from UN&UP, a medical device company located in St. Louis, Missouri, about their robotic system designed to treat abnormal heart rhythms in patients at rural hospitals. The system includes three iglide® PRT slewing rings from igus®.
Episode 2: Technology Management at OU Law Library
24:29Hosts Adam and Avory speak with Kenton Brice from the University of Oklahoma College of Law about a TV monitor slide project at the school's library, which is designed with micro flizz® and drylin® hybrid systems from igus®. The slides make it easier for faculty and students to quickly and easily reconfigure the visual layout of their classroom.
Episode 1: R Theta Bot from 72 Concepts
17:43Hosts Avory Brookins and Adam Spacht sit down with Josh Scott of 72 Concepts, a custom engineering company out of Houston, Texas. The trio discuss the company's machine-tending device called the R Theta Bot, which was developed for engineers looking for a cost-effective solution with just enough speed and precision. Later on in the conversation, the group dives deeper into the world of automation and Industry 4.0 as a whole.