When a tire is not just a tire

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Mars Wheel Iterations

This is a wonderfully interesting history of NASA’s development in wheels and tires.  The progress has been steady over decades of theory, experimentation, practical experience, gained knowledge, and then improvement.  The injection mold world of product design, design for manufacturing, and production is no different.  Three decades of ASH Industries’ experience is poured into each thermoplastic, silicone, rotational, or metal injection molded product.  While, like the wheels of the Curiosity Rover, we can’t predict every outcome, our bag of engineering tools, materials experience, and production know-how helps bring new products to market every week.

https://www.nasa.gov/specials/wheels/