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Global Air Cylinder Wheels (GACW) | Air Suspension Wheel (ASW) for mining, forestry, agriculture, construction and the military
Interesting airless tire system, using internal pneumatic shock absorbers for suspension and decoupling the wheel between lateral and vertical forces
airless  tire  wheel  pneumatic  shock  absorber  transportation  technology  research 
january 2018 by asteroza
Musai
elastomer tire, but kinda heavy/friction/slow, and if you bust a spoke (which seems to happen a fair bit with these), you gotta cut the tire off to get at the spokes...
airless  elastomer  tire  bike  bicycle  wheel  parts 
january 2018 by asteroza
REVOLVE
Interesting concept for a folding wheel, using segmentation and lateral folding. Does this allow conversion between skinny tall wheels and short fat wheels (pseudo-fatbike wheel alternative?)
collapsible  folding  wheel  airless  tire  concept  bike  bicycle  wheelchair 
january 2018 by asteroza
Superelastic Tire
But don't most shape memory alloys (nickel titanium based) have a critical temperature where they change memory?
NASA  shape  memory  alloy  chainmail  compliant  flexible  metal  nickel  titanium  tire  wheel  space  technology  automotive  research 
november 2017 by asteroza
Michelin Kicks Off Movin'On 2017 :: Michelin North America Newsroom
Not the twheel, but similar ordered structure, built up using 3D printing.
printing  fabbing  wheel  tire  hub  rubber  Michelin  3D 
june 2017 by asteroza
Home Page - NexoTires
not a tweel, but might as well be
airless  bicycle  bike  tire  wheel  Delicious 
december 2016 by asteroza
Welcome to Michelin Tweel Technologies News
So they are getting serious about tweel production, for agricultural and construction, but not for trucking or cars though (probably has something to do with reduced efficiency due to rolling resistance?)
Michelin  tweel  airless  tire  manufacturing  automotive  technology  Delicious 
november 2014 by asteroza
Soft-Ride Bike Has Steel Tires, And You Can Ride It Now | Co. Design
Kinda reminds me of moon rover tires. Wonder what the rolling resistance is though...
technology  tire  bike  bicycle  loop  steel  spring  Delicious 
september 2011 by asteroza
NASA - IPP Hallmarks of Success
New version of the old lunar rover tires for much higher loads and longevity. Potential earthbound applications as well (possible competitor to the Tweel?)
airless  tire  moon  lunar  rover  vehicle  transportation  runflat  materials  science  research  technology  Delicious 
august 2009 by asteroza

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