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Content tagged with Materials & Assembly posted in May 2009
New Chemistries Emerge for Flame-Retardant Applications
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Brominated chemicals still dominate, but engineers need to keep an eye on new regulations
Unique Helmet Design Could Reduce Concussions
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5/18/2009  1 comment
Xenith™'s shock-absorbing head protection system minimizes impact
New Technologies May Create Personal Athletic Shoes
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New developments in CAD, digital manufacturing and materials could create a huge breadth of design opportunities
Plasan Launches Drive to Put Carbon Composites in Cars
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Weight-saving potential plus strength makes carbon composites ideal for structural components




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