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
A slew of announcements about new materials and design concepts for transportation have come out of several trade shows focusing on plastics, aircraft interiors, heavy trucks, and automotive engineering. A few more announcements have come independent of any trade shows, maybe just because it's spring.
Samsung's Galaxy line of smartphones used to fare quite well in the repairability department, but last year's flagship S5 model took a tumble, scoring a meh-inducing 5/10. Will the newly redesigned S6 lead us back into star-studded territory, or will we sink further into the depths of a repairability black hole?
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