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Paper Battery: A Thin Claim of the Storage Technology

Posted on January 30th, 2017 by in New Materials & Applications

The energy storage industry is in the hot seat.  Electric cars and electronic devices are among the drivers of demand for more efficient and smaller size batteries with higher storage capacity.  Continue reading “Paper Battery: A Thin Claim of the Storage Technology” »

Printing Electronic Surfaces

Posted on January 4th, 2017 by in New Materials & Applications

There have been some incredible enabling technologies throughout history, which have opened up possibilities we so often now take for granted. While there is plenty of exciting technology under development out there, modern printing techniques look set to be an important enabler of a world which can only exist in science fiction at the moment. Continue reading “Printing Electronic Surfaces” »

CNT’s are old stuff. Make room for BNNT – it is stronger and can take the heat!

Posted on January 28th, 2016 by in New Materials & Applications

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BNNT (Source: BNNT, LLC, www.bnnt.com)

Before boron nitride nanotubes (BN2T) there was carbon nanotubes (CNT’s). Carbon nanotubes are said to have supplanted fullerenes (Bucky Balls) as the hottest research topic of the 20th century in 1991.  Continue reading “CNT’s are old stuff. Make room for BNNT – it is stronger and can take the heat!” »

Handling the Invisible

Posted on December 14th, 2015 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

How do you manufacture something that you can’t even see? One of the challenges in manufacturing – at any scale – is material handling. Not just the moving of the raw material between the variety of operations on the shop floor, but the placement and fixturing of the work in process during each manufacturing step. Continue reading “Handling the Invisible” »