Sunday, June 26, 2016

Philippine Made First Hybrid Electric Train Unveiled

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the Philippine National Railways (PNR) unveiled their first Philippine made hybrid electric train. The five-car Electric Hybrid Train (EHT) is designed and developed locally that could run on standard railroad tracks.

DOST Secretary Mario Montejo, PNR General Manager Joseph Allan Dilay and PNR Chairman board of directors' Manuel Torres graced the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the PNR Tutuban Station.

The EHT has seven trains operating in Metro Manila, from Caloocan City to Alabang. And after 3 to 6 months the Electric Hybrid Trains will operates outside Metro Manila, from Tutuban to Calamba.

Hope the DOST can also develop a hybrid bus in the near future.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Motorbike for Wheel Chair, Freedom to Roam for PWDs

The motorbike for wheel chair would be a good project for our PWDs, and off-course with the clear and clear path for them.

Here's another cool project, a motorized wheel chair.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

3D Printed Cars: The Future of Car Manufacturing?

Carmudi sheds light on how the 3D printing is disrupting the automotive industry.

May 13, 2015 - Nearly 30 years ago, Ford bought the third 3D printer ever made. Today, the value of the car industry’s printing work is about $267 million and already, a 3D tech company in China has created a bright orange electric-powered sedan which cost just $1,770 to manufacture. According to venturebeat, the 3D printing in the auto industry is expected to be worth $1.25 billion by 2019, Carmudi sheds light on the different ways in which 3D printing is disrupting the auto industry today.

Faster prototypes

3D printing is already challenging the conventional work practices of car manufacturers.  Time is money and by using 3D printing, car manufacturers can quickly create a tangible prototype of a would-be car model. Moreover, car manufacturers are always looking for ways to cut costs and 3D printing allows for creation of prototypes in a matter of hours. Then, once the prototype is tried and tested, they simply have to update the design and print it out again for further testing.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Made in China 3D Printed Car for just $1,770

Sanya Suhai, a Chinese 3D company from Hainan province unveils the first Made in China’s 3D printed sedan car.

According to report, the 3D printed vehicle dubbed as 'Tyrant Gold' took less the 2 months on building, and takes five days on printing process using low-cost composite materials.

Chen Mingqiao, the chief designer explained, "The density of the material is much lighter than that of the metal, only one-seventh or one-eighth,” and added, “Lighter weight will help save energy in the future.”

The cost to build the three-dimensional printed sedan car is just $1,770, and powered by rechargeable batteries with speed reach of up to 40 kilometers per hour (24 mph).

It's cheap, but would you drive this Made in China 3D printed car?