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All Electric for Volvo but Not Petrol-free

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

For more than 130 years, the internal combustion engine has dutifully served the automotive industry. Could the recent move by Volvo Cars sound its death knell? Continue reading “All Electric for Volvo but Not Petrol-free” »

This Summer’s Blockbuster: A Total Solar Eclipse

Posted on July 12th, 2017 by in New Materials & Applications

Solar Flare

Image by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center via Goddard Media Studios

Treat yourself or your budding young scientists to something truly amazing this summer, a total solar eclipse. Here’s how to be ready on August 21, 2017, when the entire United States will experience the phenomenon from the west to east coasts. Continue reading “This Summer’s Blockbuster: A Total Solar Eclipse” »

Freedom from Narrow Aisles

Posted on July 5th, 2017 by in New Materials & Applications

Side Slip Seating

Image by Molon Labe Seating via Airlineseats.biz

If a Lakewood Colorado company has their way, this could be your last Independence Day holiday spent squeezing down a narrow aircraft aisle to your preferred middle seat. Continue reading “Freedom from Narrow Aisles” »

GE Goes Big for Additive Manufacturing – One Cubic Meter to Be Exact

Posted on June 28th, 2017 by in New Materials & Applications

GE Additive sintered part

Image by Airbus via GE Reports

In another first from the Paris Air Show, GE is upping the ante when it comes to direct laser sintering additive manufacturing by previewing a technology demonstrator machine dubbed “ATLAS”. In development for the last two years and setting a new record for volumetric capacity, the new machine extends potential application of additive manufacturing to companies in the aerospace, automotive, power, and oil and gas industries. Continue reading “GE Goes Big for Additive Manufacturing – One Cubic Meter to Be Exact” »

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