When Vincent was found abandoned as a kitten, he had no hind legs below what would be considered his shinbones. But thanks to the kindness of strangers, some titanium implants and the skills of a veterinary orthopedic surgeon, Vincent can now walk on all fours ... albeit not with the grace of a normal feline.
Scooters and folding bikes are both becoming popular forms of
"last-mile" transportation – riders can carry them aboard buses or
trains, then ride them the last few blocks between transit stops and
home or work. It's important that they be compact, however ... and
Seattle Cycles' all-titanium Burke 8 is definitely on the small side.
Sino-Italian supercar boutique Icona set the auto world ablaze back in 2013, revealing its Vulcano supercar at the Shanghai Auto Show and later showing it at Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. Two years later, it's finally doused the flames with the cooling effects of raw titanium. It calls the new Vulcano Titanium the world's first titanium car.
Australia is wasting billions of dollars of potential value by shipping its world-beating titanium reserves out of the country as raw ore. That's why CSIRO's Lab 22 is making millions of dollars' worth of 3D printing facilities available to Australian businesses in an effort to kick-start a local additive manufacturing revolution that could add billions of dollars' worth of value to the country's raw titanium exports.