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Plastic Gears Reinforced With Carbon Fibre Could Replace Metal In Cars

Plastic Gears Reinforced With Carbon Fibre Could Replace Metal In Cars

Given the sheer amount of torque and power needed to propel a car that weighs thousands of kilos, you’d think that parts made from plastic would disintegrate in minutes. But researchers have developed a plastic gear reinforced with carbon fibre that’s strong enough to actually be used as a replacement…

A 5m Elastic Band Powers This Sleek 3D-Printed RC Car

A 5m Elastic Band Powers This Sleek 3D-Printed RC Car

Elastic-powered toys don’t sound particularly exciting these days when you can get a buy a flying toy helicopter that fits in the palm of your hand. But three students at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena created this stunning RC car, made from 3D-printed plastic and carbon fibre,…