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Chicken and Egg for Powdered Metal

Posted on December 14th, 2016 by in New Materials & Applications

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Image by Pezibear [CC0 1.0 Universal], via Pixabay

Forecast to grow more than 17X over the next ten years, is it the demand for nickel-based powders or their availability at volume that’s fueling penetration for additive manufacturing? Continue reading “Chicken and Egg for Powdered Metal” »

The Third Certainty: Safety Improvements of Passenger Aircrafts

Posted on September 1st, 2016 by in New Materials & Applications

(Source: Airbus, www.airbus.com)

Most people travel, occasionally or often, on a plane for business or pleasure. Airline safety continues to improve by leaps and bounds which is a good thing during this season of holiday travel.  Air travel is the safest mode of transportation in spite of the sensationalism by news media when a plane crashes.   Continue reading “The Third Certainty: Safety Improvements of Passenger Aircrafts” »

Big News in 3D Printing – Literally

Posted on August 31st, 2016 by in New Materials & Applications

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Image is a composite of “Guinness World Record” by NicolasPazVal99, used under CC BY and “ORNL-Boeing trim tool” by ORNL. Image is licensed under CC BY by Ken Klapproth.

It’s not often that the term “biggest ever” can be used non-hyperbolically, but researchers at ORNL have earned this right as conferred by GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™. Continue reading “Big News in 3D Printing – Literally” »

The future has taken off and is gaining altitude!

Posted on June 30th, 2016 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

The photo above shows the momentary positions of Dreamliner jets around the world.  Boeing Company named its B787 plane (Figure 1) using a public process. Continue reading “The future has taken off and is gaining altitude!” »