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R&D Layoffs at Dow and DuPont Make Room for Agile New Competitors

Posted on May 5th, 2017 by in Chemical R&D

Two of the world’s largest chemical companies have significantly reduced their R&D staff and budgets. Former rivals Dow Chemical and DuPont announced their $130 billion merger in July 2016 – heralding massive layoffs for both parties. Continue reading “R&D Layoffs at Dow and DuPont Make Room for Agile New Competitors” »

Siemens Proves Proficiency of Printing Powder

Posted on February 8th, 2017 by in New Materials & Applications

Siemens 3D printed turbine blade

Image by Siemens via Siemens.com

Think it’s not possible for the operating temperature of a gas turbine to exceed the rupture temperature of the metal it’s made of? Well, Siemens has proven the physics of cooling is not only faster to produce with additive manufacturing, but every bit as reliable. Continue reading “Siemens Proves Proficiency of Printing Powder” »

Weaving Synthetic Tissues

Posted on February 2nd, 2017 by in New Materials & Applications

The idea of somehow manufacturing replacement body parts sounds like something clearly in the realm of science fiction and for now, it is. But last week I came across a paper describing some work which moves us closer to that possibility becoming a reality. Continue reading “Weaving Synthetic Tissues” »

Study Shows Tamping Better for BAAM

Posted on February 1st, 2017 by in New Materials & Applications

When it’s time to go big or go home in additive manufacturing, how have researchers successfully addressed long deposition times for thermoplastics leading to reduced material strength between layers? Continue reading “Study Shows Tamping Better for BAAM” »

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