Tough problems? Tougher ceramics!
Features 12/2/1996 Post a comment Advanced technical ceramics withstand heat, wear, and corrosive environments like few materials. But, surprising to many, they can also be light, tough, highly polishable, and very thermally conductive. Here is a look at four ways engineers have put these oft-misunderstood materials to good use
Altair has released an update of its HyperWorks computer-aided engineering simulation suite that includes new features focusing on four key areas of product design: performance optimization, lightweight design, lead-time reduction, and new technologies.
At IMTS last week, Stratasys introduced two new multi-materials PolyJet 3D printers, plus a new UV-resistant material for its FDM production 3D printers. They can be used in making jigs and fixtures, as well as prototypes and small runs of production parts.
In a line of ultra-futuristic projects, DARPA is developing a brain microchip that will help heal the bodies and minds of soldiers. A final product is far off, but preliminary chips are already being tested.
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