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NASA Creates ‘Fabric’ For The Galaxy and Beyond

Posted on April 26th, 2017 by in New Materials & Applications

NASA Space Fabric

Image by NASA/JPL-Caltech [PD NASA] via NASA.gov

Every seasoned business traveler knows the importance of breathable fabrics for comfort during the journey and if it doesn’t fit in the carry-on rollaway, you pick it up at your destination. However, when planning for exotic destinations like Mars, NASA can now use additive manufacturing to print custom fabrics along the journey and for more than just spacesuits. Continue reading “NASA Creates ‘Fabric’ For The Galaxy and Beyond” »

Master the Box

Posted on April 21st, 2017 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

“Constraints inspire creativity.”  Christopher Isaac “Biz” Stone, co-founder of Twitter. I recently asked a young engineer if he knew from where the phrase, “Think Outside the Box,” came. “Taco Bell?” he replied tentatively. Continue reading “Master the Box” »

Startup Bets You’ll Drink From – And Eat – Their Seaweed “Bottle”

Posted on April 19th, 2017 by in New Materials & Applications

seaweed

Image by David Boozer [CC0 1.0] via pexels

The average American’s fondness for plastic disposable water bottles wanes quickly after consumption, recycling less than a quarter consumed annually with the remainder destined for the landfill. A London-based startup may hold the key to reversing this trend by eliminating the package – or at least the plastic. Continue reading “Startup Bets You’ll Drink From – And Eat – Their Seaweed “Bottle”” »

Growing Performance Footwear Using Light & Oxygen

Posted on April 12th, 2017 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

adidas Futurecraft 4D

Image by adidas via adidas.com

Spring is in the air, but this year more than flowers and trees will be using light and oxygen to grow. Adidas has partnered with Carbon 3D to harness them in manufacturing individualized performance footwear. Continue reading “Growing Performance Footwear Using Light & Oxygen” »

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