Indestructibles dog toys to become a reality
Posted On July 16, 2021
INDESTRABLE toys made by a company that once worked in military supply and technology could soon be available to the general public.
The makers of the dog toys are using the latest technology to create the devices, which can survive even extreme heat and extreme cold.
“You don’t want to have any of these things go in the garbage or anything like that,” said Dr. Robert D. Follman, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Purdue University.
The devices can withstand temperatures up to minus 30 degrees Fahrenheit and extreme temperatures of -80 degrees Fahrenheit.
The company, which is based in the Bay Area, says it’s been developing the devices for years and that its designs are being used in military and civilian applications.
The technology was developed by scientists at Purdue.
They’ve developed a way to make them so durable that they can withstand extreme temperatures, and Follmann said the new materials also have a very low toxicity.
“We’ve got a very high heat capacity,” Follinman said.
“We can handle it at -40 degrees Fahrenheit.”
Follman said the company is working with a number of companies to get their devices on the market, and he expects the technology to reach the consumer market sometime in the next three years.
The dog toys could be especially useful for those with limited mobility, such as those who have limited mobility due to arthritis or other physical limitations.
“They might have mobility issues that you can’t do with the other stuff, and we can do things to help them,” Fllman said, adding that the new toys are more environmentally friendly than some other products available on the marketplace.
Follinmen said the technology will help to make more affordable devices that would otherwise be too expensive.
The new dog toys will also be useful for older dogs and children.
“These toys will be a great addition for people who have lost the ability to walk and the ability of mobility to work,” Folsman said in a statement.