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Content tagged with Materials & Assembly posted in November 2011
Crash-Optimized Composites Advance Automotive Designs
11/29/2011  21 comments
The use of composites in cars is picking up pace.
Aerospace Composites Expert Looks Ahead
11/23/2011  16 comments
Composites have been reducing weight and fuel consumption in commercial aircraft for several decades.
Biodegradable Plastics Standard to Bust Landfill Waste
11/14/2011  29 comments
A standard being developed by the Plastics Environmental Council could put a dent in the 29 million tons of post-consumer nonrecycled plastics that end up in landfills each year.
Looking for Conflict-Free Smelters
11/11/2011  4 comments
The IPC is urging its members to use only certified non-conflict-minerals smelters once the certification program is up and running.
Printed Sensor Detects Improvised Explosive Devices
11/2/2011  9 comments
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a prototype wireless sensor capable of detecting trace amounts of a key ingredient found in many explosives.

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