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3D Printed “Smart Particles” Promise Revolutionary Micro Structures

Posted on January 9th, 2018 by in Chemical 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” »

The Plastic Bank Addressing Human Problems

Posted on January 8th, 2018 by in Chemical 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” »

We’re Engineers, Not Wizards:  Why Didn’t the PHA Catch This?

Posted on December 19th, 2017 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

“But how can they be charged with negligence because they were not wizards, appellant’s brief does not make clear.”  —Osmond K. Fraenkel, successfully arguing before the New York Supreme Court, 1935 Continue reading “We’re Engineers, Not Wizards:  Why Didn’t the PHA Catch This?” »

Equal access to data can streamline the entire R&D phase

Posted on November 20th, 2017 by in Chemical R&D

Developing a new chemical product requires careful cross-functional collaboration between R&D and manufacturing teams. It also requires an iterative evaluation of manufacturing processes to optimize production. Continue reading “Equal access to data can streamline the entire R&D phase” »

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