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Strong AND Ductile Metals Possible with 3D Printing

Posted on December 13th, 2017 by in New Materials & Applications

Vanadium disc etched

Image by Alchemist-hp [CC BY-NC-ND 3.0] via Wikimedia

Engineers and metallurgists may no longer have to trade strength for ductility when choosing structural metals thanks to 3D printing techniques. Continue reading “Strong AND Ductile Metals Possible with 3D Printing” »

Fast-tracking a bio-based product while saving research costs

Posted on September 15th, 2017 by in Chemical R&D

An R&D team needed to create a new bio-based monomer with specific properties (molecular weight, viscosity, and color) and with purity of 99.99%. However, as the first in the world to work on this type of project, they were working in uncharted territory. Continue reading “Fast-tracking a bio-based product while saving research costs” »

One Company, Multiple Information Solutions

Posted on September 12th, 2017 by in Chemical R&D

The amount of data and scientific literature out there is multiplying by the day. For a researcher seeking needed information, the question is rarely, “Is it available?” but rather “Will I actually be able to find it?” Continue reading “One Company, Multiple Information Solutions” »

Discovering a substitute for tin as a catalyst

Posted on June 15th, 2017 by in Chemical R&D

When new regulations limited the use of tin catalysts for silicone-based consumer products, an R&D team in a global specialty chemicals company had to seek viable alternatives. Continue reading “Discovering a substitute for tin as a catalyst” »