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Bigger Bucks for Additive Manufacturing in the Stuff That Makes the Stuff

Posted on August 9th, 2017 by in New Materials & Applications

Molding Die Set

Image by Arne Hückelheim [CC BY 3.0] via Wikimedia Commons

Additive manufacturing is certainly bending down the cost and time curve for part production. Can it do the same for production of tooling used in traditional manufacturing techniques? Continue reading “Bigger Bucks for Additive Manufacturing in the Stuff That Makes the Stuff” »

Study Shows Tamping Better for BAAM

Posted on February 1st, 2017 by in New Materials & Applications

When it’s time to go big or go home in additive manufacturing, how have researchers successfully addressed long deposition times for thermoplastics leading to reduced material strength between layers? Continue reading “Study Shows Tamping Better for BAAM” »

Composites to replace more materials in automotives

Posted on November 29th, 2016 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

Huntsman Corporation and other companies are making rapid advances in composites by reducing the cure times of their resins and removing the barriers that kept them out of mass-produced automobiles.

Composites are attractive to automobile makers because they can reduce the weight of their vehicles and increase their fuel efficiency. Continue reading “Composites to replace more materials in automotives” »

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 – chemicals and materials now on fire!

Posted on October 18th, 2016 by in New Materials & Applications

Galaxy note

Burnt Replacement Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (Source: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/samsung-galaxy-note-7-us-government-airline-flights-banned-rules-safety-explosions-a7365341.html)

In October 2016 the auto-ignition and explosion of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smart phones came to a head.  The Korean company walked away from the Note 7 at the cost of billions of dollars, but well worth preservation of the long-term reputation of Samsung Corp.  Here is a brief recount of the story. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy Note 7 – chemicals and materials now on fire!” »