Editorial

The challenge of nanotechnologies

Mario Guagliano –  At the end of last century, the prestigious review Science entrusted the President of the United States in charge Bill Clinton with the writing of an editorial entitled “Science in…

3D printing and gears

Carlo Gorla –  Additive Manufacturing, or 3D printing, as you prefer: the ideal technology for Industry 4.0, but also the antithesis, if compared to the processes currently used to produce gears! The direct shift,…

Will European transmissions and gears survive to Brexit?

Brexit

Carlo Gorla – The exit of Great Britain from the European Union, sanctioned by the outcome of the referendum last June 23rd, the so-called Brexit, sparked both in the period preceding the consultation…

New challenges for the simulation

Mario Guagliano –  An important part of the engineering activity has always been connected with the capability of defining models able to foresee systems’ behaviour in their operational conditions. Concerning the structural design,…

LAST WORD

Homo Sapiens versus Homo Digitalis

Enzo Guaglione – About two millions of years ago appears in Africa the ’Homo Habilis, able to make primitive instruments, like chipped stones, and to build rough shelters. From this era onwards, the…

Market pull or market push?

Roberto Paoluzzi –  For some time, we have started increasingly feeling the concept of improving products offering to the market what it requires. In this scenario, precisely the market demands drive the market…

Iran: race to business

Carlo Gorla – Last summer the signature of the agreement about the nuclear Iranian programme and the consequent revocation, in January, of the sanctions that had lasted for almost ten years, puts an…

Hydraulics tomorrow

Nunzio D’Addea –  Technology, which selects the activities and the course that allow the production and the economic exercise of goods, sometimes seems to neglect some issues, since nowadays mature and then economically…

A good management matters

Guido Belforte –  Pneumatics or electro-mechanics? Very often, we hear this question asked by engineers who must choose the most suitable components for satisfying the requirements of a new system. The answer is…

Innovations that change industry and us

Giovanni Castellani –  I do not know if our readers have ever visited, maybe out of curiosity, one of those small eclectic emporiums where all, or almost all, items are on sale at…

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