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Handling the Invisible

Posted on December 14th, 2015 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

How do you manufacture something that you can’t even see? One of the challenges in manufacturing – at any scale – is material handling. Not just the moving of the raw material between the variety of operations on the shop floor, but the placement and fixturing of the work in process during each manufacturing step. Continue reading “Handling the Invisible” »

Engineering the Engineered

Posted on December 5th, 2015 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

What good is an advanced material if you can’t make it? And it’s not just about making it once – in a test tube or a controlled lab. Even the latest, most innovative breakthrough material is useless unless it can be manufactured efficiently, economically, safely, with suitable quality, and at a scale to fulfill demand. Continue reading “Engineering the Engineered” »

Going Big at Nano Scale

Posted on November 28th, 2015 by in New Materials & Applications

What exactly makes “advanced material” – well, advanced? Throughout history, humans have been adapting, manipulating, and combining materials to suit our needs. Continue reading “Going Big at Nano Scale” »

Breakthrough Innovation at Any Speed

Posted on November 23rd, 2015 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

How novel must an innovation be to achieve “breakthrough” status? Is it merely the invention of the of something new and different – the what – or is it first necessary for the innovation to achieve successful commercialization – the how? When it comes to manufacturing, we are currently poised for another breakthrough moment. Take the jump to find out more.  Continue reading “Breakthrough Innovation at Any Speed” »

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