In this episode, we talk about additive manufacturing being used to create fuel injection nozzles for marine applications and the subterranean 3D printed drone being used to combat food insecurity. As always, you can find these and other interesting & impactful engineering articles on Wevolver.com.
This podcast is sponsored by Mouser Electronics.
(2:46) - 3-D Printed Engine Parts
The large marine engines of the world’s cargo ships are an important focus area in the maritime industry’s efforts to become more sustainable. An essential component in this context is the injection nozzle, which injects fuel into the engine, where it is mixed with oxygen to ensure optimal combustion. Fuel-oxygen mixture is critical to combustion engine performance, it can massively affect output power, efficiency, emissions, engine lifetime, etc.
Additive manufacturing can be leveraged for optimal performance by creating fuel injector nozzles with geometries that were not possible before due to the limitations of traditional manufacturing techniques.
(11:56) - Subterranean Drone Combating Food Insecurity
Crover is a team of 25 based out of Edinburgh, Scotland that is developing a robot to traverse through bulk solids and powders. They’ve developed a unique robot capable of moving through powdery solids in a non-destructive manner making it an ideal solution for monitoring the condition of stored grain in silos and therefore preventing billions of dollars in food waste every year.
What’s great about this technology is that it can also be leveraged to explore the lunar and martian surfaces since they have a similar powdery surface.
Episode 54 was brought to you by Mouser Electronics, Farbod & Daniel’s favorite electronics distributor. Click here to read the article discussing the possibilities of 3D printing in the automotive industry.
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