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Posted on January 11th, 2018 by Chris WalkerNew Materials & Applications
When it comes to designing new materials, it’s often worth turning to nature for inspiration. After millions of years of evolution there’s a vast array of complex materials all around us. Continue reading “Bio Inspired Materials: The Electric Eel” »
Posted on January 9th, 2018 by Chris WalkerChemical Manufacturing Excellence
Picture for a moment a pile of bricks, where each brick could be somehow programmed to intelligently self-assemble with the others. As you’d imagine, making a complex structure like a house or a castle with technology like this would be a trivial task. Continue reading “3D Printed “Smart Particles” Promise Revolutionary Micro Structures” »
Posted on January 8th, 2018 by Chris WalkerChemical Manufacturing Excellence
Most engineering challenges stretch far beyond the technical. The technical elements are just a piece of the puzzle and are often the easier parts to solve. It’s normally the social, economic or political parts of the problem that are the most difficult. Continue reading “The Plastic Bank Addressing Human Problems” »
Posted on January 5th, 2018 by David W. Spitzer, P.E.Chemical Manufacturing Excellence
The project described in my previous posts illustrates that obtaining project approval can be a challenging activity… especially when there is resistance to implementation, which is almost always the case in some regard. Continue reading “Air vs. Steam Atomization Part 12 – Holistic Approach to Project Approval” »
Posted on January 3rd, 2018 by Ken KlapprothNew Materials & Applications
Will 2017 be remembered as the year 3D printing matured beyond prototyping to production? Ponder this quick compilation reporting the biggest, the best, or the most impressive from the following year. Continue reading “Waxing Hyperbolic About 3D Printing in 2017” »
Posted on December 27th, 2017 by Ken KlapprothNew Materials & Applications
With urban buildings going higher and constrained footprints straining emergency egress, one company eyes a novel approach through windows rather than doors. Continue reading “Concluding to “Jump” for Emergency Building Evacuation” »
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