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Engineering the Engineered

Posted on December 5th, 2015 by

Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

What good is an advanced material if you can’t make it? And it’s not just about making it once – in a test tube or a controlled lab. Even the latest, most innovative breakthrough material is useless unless it can be manufactured efficiently, economically, safely, with suitable quality, and at a scale to fulfill demand. Continue reading “Engineering the Engineered” »

The World Of 3D Printing In 2015

Posted on December 4th, 2015 by

New Materials & Applications

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With the end of the year rapidly approaching, now seems like a good time to look back, take stock and notice some of the technological advances that have been made this year. Today we’re going to focus on the world of 3D printing. Continue reading “The World Of 3D Printing In 2015” »

Your Precious Yard Trimmings: Biomass and Chemical Applications

Posted on December 3rd, 2015 by

Chemical R&D

Your Precious Yard Trimmings Biomass and Chemical Applications

It is autumn and people are hauling the tree limbs they have pruned and other yard waste to municipal piles. That or placing them at the curb for trash pick-up disposes the limbs.  Continue reading “Your Precious Yard Trimmings: Biomass and Chemical Applications” »

It’s Time to Start Appreciating Energy Storage

Posted on December 3rd, 2015 by

New Materials & Applications

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“A next-generation smart grid without energy storage is like a computer without a hard drive: severely limited.” Katie Fehrenbacher, GigaOm Continue reading “It’s Time to Start Appreciating Energy Storage” »

The 4th Industrial Revolution: Must-Have Skills for Engineers

Posted on December 1st, 2015 by

Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

With the ubiquity of ‘smart’ products in our daily lives, it’s not surprising that the ways in which products are developed and delivered to the market are also increasingly interconnected and intelligent. Continue reading “The 4th Industrial Revolution: Must-Have Skills for Engineers” »

Prove You’re On The Right Track – Validate Your Ideas Early

Posted on November 30th, 2015 by

Chemical R&D

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When you’re working with new ideas, new technology and products on the cutting edge, it can be very easy to get carried away. Continue reading “Prove You’re On The Right Track – Validate Your Ideas Early” »

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