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One Step Closer to Electricity from Human Sweat

Posted on August 30th, 2017 by in New Materials & Applications

Recent innovations in stretchable biofuel cells could mean that breaking into a sweat over low battery warnings on your smartphone would recharge the device. Continue reading “One Step Closer to Electricity from Human Sweat” »

Marines Assess Battlefield Additive Manufacturing

Posted on August 23rd, 2017 by in New Materials & Applications

Marine Corps X-Fab

By Marine Corps Systems Command [Content on YouTube], via YouTube

Supply chains can make or break a company, but supply lines can win or lose a war and have untold costs in human lives. The U.S. Marines are testing advanced in situ manufacturing technology to manufacture spare parts in theater, getting them back to the fight faster. Continue reading “Marines Assess Battlefield Additive Manufacturing” »

Hyperloop One Announces Record Speed but Doesn’t Best Aérotrain

Posted on August 16th, 2017 by in New Materials & Applications

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By Hyperloop One [Content on YouTube], via YouTube

Inventing a new form of transportation is hard to do, even if it’s been seemingly done before. While Hyperloop One is not the first company to attempt commercialization of a hovertrain, their achievement is not in their vehicle’s announced top speed, but in the propulsion system used to get there. Continue reading “Hyperloop One Announces Record Speed but Doesn’t Best Aérotrain” »

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” »

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