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Tire Innovation: Rubber – More or Less – Meets the Road

Posted on May 17th, 2017 by in New Materials & Applications

Hankook Future Tire Concept

By HankookTyre Australia [Content on YouTube], via YouTube

With the seemingly constant flow of new product launches in the consumer electronics and software industries, it’s easy for consumers to lose sight of developments in the products they rely upon daily, like automotive tires. Fortunately, forward thinking ideas from engineers at Hankook prove more than just a retread on an old classic. Continue reading “Tire Innovation: Rubber – More or Less – Meets the Road” »

Chemistry for Crayola

Posted on May 10th, 2017 by in Chemical R&D

YInMn pigment created by OSU

Image by Oregon State University via Flickr

Life didn’t hand lemons to researchers at Oregon State University, but a new pigment was also not intended. Their journey to materials with novel magnetic properties took an unexpected turn making Crayola see blue in lieu of yellow. Continue reading “Chemistry for Crayola” »

Sintering Innovations To Be Seen

Posted on May 3rd, 2017 by in New Materials & Applications

3D Printing Glass

Image by KIT via

Whether in technique or application, innovations in additive manufacturing continue at a record pace. Recent material developments could now have you seeing better. Continue reading “Sintering Innovations To Be Seen” »

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

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” »

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