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The Plastic Bank Addressing Human Problems

Posted on January 8th, 2018 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

Most engineering challenges stretch far beyond the technical. The technical elements are just a piece of the puzzle and are often the easier parts to solve. It’s normally the social, economic or political parts of the problem that are the most difficult. Continue reading “The Plastic Bank Addressing Human Problems” »

From Junkyard to Joules

Posted on November 16th, 2016 by in Chemical R&D

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Image by PiccoloNamek [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Inspired by the Baghdad Battery, a research team at Vanderbilt University have devised a novel method transforming common junkyard metals and household chemicals into batteries. Continue reading “From Junkyard to Joules” »

When “Good Enough” is No Longer Enough

Posted on November 9th, 2016 by in New Materials & Applications

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Image by Gabriel Peyré via Gitbooks

Engineering is about approximation – knowing what phenomena you can and cannot ignore to sufficiently model your problem. For additive manufacturing, it appears the approximation of triangles have lost their usefulness. Continue reading “When “Good Enough” is No Longer Enough” »

If at First You Don’t Succeed…

Posted on November 2nd, 2016 by in New Materials & Applications

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By Chris New via GE Reports

… buy, buy again. With its acquisition bid for SLM Solutions falling through, GE sets its sights on Concept Laser Gmbh. Continue reading “If at First You Don’t Succeed…” »

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