November 2015



VW Makes a Mistake for the Ages

Beelte 2My company has a small office in Germany. I travel to the country regularly. And my respect for German manufacturing and engineering takes a back seat to no one.


Aircraft Fuel Valve Actuator Joint

Reverse -engineered universal joint, connecting the control mechanism with the valves that regulate the fuel tank of the plane's engines.

Helicopter Drone Actuator Shaft

Carburetor actuator for remote-control surveillance drone; capable of carrying a payload of 50 KG.  It is deployed in helicopter-based drones.

Paraplegic Care

Universal Joint for Exoskeletons

Miniature medical joints for wearable robotic exoskeletons. Supports powered hip and knee motion in individuals with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI), enabling them to stand upright and walk.
Universal joint used in 'crash test dummies' to help determine the extent of bodily harm caused by the impact. This small component is 0.937 inches in length, with a 0.375 outside diameter, threaded end and is capable of bending in any direction.

Aircraft Torque-Tube Assembly


Custom-designed torque-tube assembly for High-Lift Acutation Systems. Satisfies stringent quality requirements such as the 1.3-degree max. backlash over extended life cycles of 25,000 flight hours (translating to years).

 Universal Joint for Subsea ROV

The joint is mounted on the outside of the ROV (Remote Operated Vehicle). The male end of the joint connects to and actuates the valve - turning no more than 100NM of torque. The spring ensures that the joint remains axially straight and can interface with the valve.






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