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#1 posted 04-03-2012 04:26 AM

US innovation has never left… don’t know where you’re getting that line from. What we have lost somewhat is the ability to manufacture affordable goods and that is coming back as well as shipping costs sky rocket and the number of defects per batch increases in off-shore manufacturing.

There are numerous “new” engine designs every year from around the world (yes, even the United States). Many of these ideas work great in small mock-ups and computer-modeled simulators. When it comes time to scale a design up, most of the designs fail simply due to the mass of the components needed for practical power output and others fail because there has been no thought of how to actually make the engine function past these short demo runs (low stress). Yet, others fail because they cannot be manufactured in any manner that would make them cost effective. We, as a society, have already shown that we are more of a society of “disposable,” low-cost goods rather than ones that last forever and cost a lot… by then they are usually out of style or out of date.

Just take a trip to youtube land and check out all of the engine designs. Some are pretty cool to watch move… just the sheer mechanics of the devices usually makes me think for long periods of time (usually on how to improve what they have made).

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