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Content tagged with Materials & Assembly posted in June 2008
Speedo’s Swimsuit for the Beijing Olympics Is Not A Drag
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6/30/2008  Post a comment
Aerospace engineering techniques contributed to dramatic improvements in surface-friction and form drag associated with Speedo’s latest high-tech swimsuit
Direct Digital Manufacturing Aids Assembly Operations
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6/25/2008  2 comments
Direct digital manufacturing's high-tech future has yet to arrive, but Oreck uses the technology right now as a way to produce jigs, fixtures and assembly aids
Metal Injection Molding Shines for Medical Parts
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6/23/2008  Post a comment
Novare Surgical turned to metal injection molding, a fast-growing process that combines the best of plastics and metals
Five Critical Factors to Ensure Plastics Performance
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6/2/2008  Post a comment
Predicting plastics performance is not a simple mathematical calculation. Engineers must consider factors ranging from creep to chemical atmosphere
Designing for MIM
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6/2/2008  Post a comment
Parts are used for everything from cell phones and laptops to medical instruments and automotive parts




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