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If this is your first time registering, please check your inbox for more information about the benefits of your Forbes account and what you can do next! When China first became a global industrial epicenter it was known for contract manufacturing, OEMs, abject knock-offs, and an entire ecosystem of producers who flooded the markets of the world with low cost, no-name electronics, textiles, and other goods. However, the game has now changed for many of China’s manufacturers; it’s no longer merely about production but innovative design, signature products, and brand identity. This has caused a revolutionary change in business models as well as a monumental paradigm shift of what “made in China” now means. But how and why did this transition begin? This picture taken on January 7, 2015 shows a member of staff waiting for customers at a Xiaomi shop… [+] in Beijing. WANG ZHAO/AFP/Getty Images On the farthest fringes of Shenzhen, in the Laokeng Industrial Zone of Pingshan New Town, sits the speckled pink-walled factory of Gaoyu Electronics, a relatively small manufacturer of cooling technologies for electronic devices. This company doesn’t stand out from many other s...

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Composite leaf springs: Saving weight in production : CompositesWorld

Chevrolet’s Corvette has included transverse composite leaf springs, manufactured by Liteflex (Englewood, Ohio, U.S.), since 1981. Source | General Motors Composite leaf springs are not new to the automotive industry. In fact, the leaf spring itself dates back to the horse-drawn carriage. By design, leaf springs absorb vertical vibrations caused by irregularities in the road. Variations in the spring deflection allow potential energy to be stored as strain energy and then released more gradually over time. Composites are well-suited for leaf-spring applications due to their high strength-to-weight ratio, fatigue resistance and natural frequency. Internal damping in the composite material leads to better vibration energy absorption within the material, resulting in reduced transmission of vibration noise to neighboring structures. The biggest benefit, however, is mass reduction: Composite leaf springs are up to five times more durable than a steel spring, so when General Motors (GM, Detroit, Mich.) switched to a glass-reinforced epoxy composite transverse leaf spring (supplied by Liteflex LLC, Englewood, OH, US) on the 1981 Chevrolet Corvette C4, a mono-leaf composite spring, wei...

Call of Duty Warzone Just Passed 15 Million Players

On the launch of Name of Responsibility Warzone, gamers can drop into two modes: Battle Royale and Plunder. Right here’s a quick overview of each alongside a number of insights for achievement. Redeployment Mechanics: Self-revive kits that arepurchase-able with in-match forex from Purchase Stations or can looted in-match; Squad Buybacks which let you buy a teammate’s redeployment from Purchase Stations, or The Gulag (A 1v1 deathmatch that solely happens after the primary elimination; the winner is granted redeployment again into the match). Key Recreation Mechanics: Looting. Get stock gadgets on the bottom, in Provide Packing containers, from Air Drops, by finishing in-match Contracts, from Purchase Stations, and from killing enemy gamers. Extra Insights: Calling in a Loadout Drop provides you entry to your personally crafted loadouts, plus perk advantages. Win Situation: Gather extra Money than opposing groups. The primary crew to gather $1 Million begins a two-minute timer; the main crew after the two-minute bonus spherical is the winner. Redeployment Mechanic: Respawns enabled. Respawn happens after a set delay interval which could be shortened with a Self-Revive Package. Ke...

There has only been one father and son who have each won the 500cc World Championship,

There has only been one father and son who have each won the 500cc World Championship, our own Kenny Roberts and Kenny Roberts Jr. Come for a trip down memory lane as we ride the bikes they made famous. Exactly 40 years ago this year, Kenny Roberts Sr. defeated the theoretically more powerful rotary-valve Suzukis to win the third of his hat-trick of 500cc GP World Championship titles aboard the factory piston-port Yamaha YZR500 OW48R. Coincidentally, exactly two decades later, his son Kenny Roberts Jr. became King Kenny in his own right, by following in dad’s tire tracks and beating the then much more potent Yamahas and Hondas to win the 2000 500cc GP title on his Suzuki RGV500. In doing so, he achieved a unique double victory—the first time ever that a father and son had won 500cc GP world titles on two wheels, exactly 20 years apart. I’ve been rather lucky in my career in that I have tested many a great rider’s machine, but to ride the Kenny Sr.’s Yamaha and Kenny Jr’s Suzuki on separate occasions was indeed special. Let’s take a trip down the Roberts family memory lane, starting off with Kenny Roberts Sr.’s 1980 Yamaha YZR OW48R. The chance to test the actual reverse-cylinde...

Going once, going twice: Luxe restaurant auctions raise money for local food bank

Brewing a Charlottesville beer with Champion. A holiday party for 50 at Duner’s. The ultimate tailgate party from Maya. These experiences and many more will be available to the highest bidder in a series of restaurant auctions, which kicked off June 17 and benefit the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. Simon Davidson, an attorney (and occasional C-VILLE contributor) who runs local food blog Charlottesville 29, first held the auctions in 2016, a result of wondering what would happen if the 29 restaurants he highlights each year could give back to the community in some way. That “what if?” surpassed Davidson’s wildest expectations, and ultimately raised approximately $80,000—the equivalent of about 320,000 meals—for the food bank. The auctions paused for two years, in part because Davidson was sensitive to the fact that many of the items were a big ask for restaurant owners. But this year, several of them expressed interest in bringing the campaign back to life. “The restaurant industry is known for pretty tight margins,” Davidson says. “The fact that restaurants would be so generous in creating these experiences speaks to how special the food community in Charlottesville really is.” Spec...

In the United States, Dan Am Company is the exclusive independent distributor for SATA products. Dan-Am

In the United States, Dan Am Company is the exclusive independent distributor for SATA products. Dan-Am also has many of their own items for perfect use with the SATA items, creating a complete system for the collision, custom paint, woodworking, manufacturing and industrial markets.   The SATA paint guns are famous worldwide as high quality and excellent for even film-build, high transfer efficiency, great metallic control, and durability. The newest topcoat model, the SATAjet X 5500, has taken all of that to an even higher level. The SATAjet X 5500 offers even finer, more even atomization of material, softer feel when spraying, quieter “whispering” technology, and a great durable finish. All that coupled with two choices of nozzles from “O”- or “I”- shaped fans to allow the gun to suit the painter’s style.   “Due to the new design of fluid tip and air cap, the air distribution insert is no longer required,” says Tony Larimer, SATA/Dan-Am Co. Director of Sales and Marketing. “We have reduced the noise level of this whispering nozzle during application, giving painters the feeling of a softer, more comfortable coating process. The X nozzles considerably reduce paint waste!” Bey...

Prie Prancūzijos krantų nuskendęs laivas gabeno pavojingų medžiagų

Atlanto vandenyne nuskendęs italų krovininis laivas gabeno 45 konteinerius su „pavojingomis medžiagomis“, trečiadienį pranešė Prancūzijos pareigūnai. „Šiuo metu galimą pavojų aplinkai daugiausiai kelia 2 200 tonų gabento mazuto“, – Prancūzijos vakarinėje pakrantėje esančiame Bresto mieste žurnalistams pareiškė regiono laivybos administracijos vadovas Jeanas-Louis Lozier. Iš Hamburgo į Maroko Kasablankos miestą plaukusiame laive „Grande America“ vėlai sekmadienį kilo gaisras. Visi 27 laive buvę žmones pirmadienį naktį buvo evakuoti, bet gaisrui dar labiau įsisiautėjus „Grande America“ nuskendo maždaug už 260 km į pietvakarius nuo Prancūzijos Penmarko gyvenvietės Atlanto vandenyno pakrantėje. Anot J.-L. Lozier, Italijos bendrovė „Grimaldi“, kuriai priklauso nuskendęs laivas, pranešė, kad juo buvo gabenama maždaug 2 tūkst. transporto priemonių, taip pat 365 krovininių konteinerių, „iš kurių 45-uose buvo pavojingų medžiagų“. Wireless HDMI Extender Remiantis vėliausiomis orų prognozėmis, išsiliejęs kuras ateinančiomis dienomis galėtų pasiekti Prancūzijos krantus palei Žirondos ir Pajūrio Šarantos departamentus, netoli Bordo, pažymėjo pareigūnas. Aplinkos ministras Francois de Rugy an...