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A Windshield to Go Ape Over

Posted on December 19th, 2015 by in New Materials & Applications

Ford GT

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Did we just witness a technological leap? Ford’s announcement of using a new type of Corning Gorilla Glass in a production vehicle is not just interesting because it’s an industry first for a new type of Gorilla Glass formulation, but it also that it signals a leap of technology from the consumer electronics industry to the automotive industry. Continue reading “A Windshield to Go Ape Over” »

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” »

Engineering the Engineered

Posted on December 5th, 2015 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

What good is an advanced material if you can’t make it? And it’s not just about making it once – in a test tube or a controlled lab. Even the latest, most innovative breakthrough material is useless unless it can be manufactured efficiently, economically, safely, with suitable quality, and at a scale to fulfill demand. Continue reading “Engineering the Engineered” »

Going Big at Nano Scale

Posted on November 28th, 2015 by in New Materials & Applications

What exactly makes “advanced material” – well, advanced? Throughout history, humans have been adapting, manipulating, and combining materials to suit our needs. Continue reading “Going Big at Nano Scale” »

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