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Content tagged with Materials & Assembly posted in March 2011
Siemens Launches Online Game
3/31/2011  1 comment
Plantville, the new online game from Siemens, challenges players to optimize operations and production design at three manufacturing plants.
Surging Materials Prices Force Redesigns
3/21/2011  Post a comment
Aluminum-for-copper substitutions are on the agenda at Emerson Electric and Delphi.
Composite Processing Speeds Up
3/18/2011  Post a comment
Teijin replaces thermoset resins with thermoplastics to cut carbon composite production speeds by fivefold.
New Study Benchmarks Resins for Tiny Parts
3/14/2011  Post a comment
Data sheets aren't particularly helpful when selecting resins for micromolding.
Wind Powers Electric Vehicle
3/9/2011  Post a comment
Batteries in the Wind Explorer, a 441 lb vehicle, are charged by a mobile wind turbine.
Specialty Compounds Challenge Metal in Medical Designs 
3/7/2011  Post a comment
Injection-moldable plastics allow complex designs for shielding, X-Ray applications.
Rapid Brain Chilling Saves Lives
3/7/2011  Post a comment
New technology uses coolant liquid to reduce brain injury following heart attacks, strokes or sever brain trauma.
Yale Engineers Blow Mold Metal Alloys
3/4/2011  Post a comment
Complex shapes under investigation include miniature resonators for MEMS.
Prototyping Your Way Out of a Mess
3/1/2011  Post a comment
Whether it's in an industrial, office or home setting, until the world goes totally wireless, dealing with tangles of cords will be a reality of modern life. Designer Micah Maraia created a way to more quickly unravel the mess of cords in your life.

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A panel on cybersecurity at ARM TechCon called for regulations to protect the security of connected devices.
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The design of products has been altered altogether through 3D printing. Parts that couldn’t be produced at all before 3D printing came along are often superior to conventionally produced parts.
Marine mussels and their interaction with the ocean environment has inspired a breakthrough in developing a nontoxic coating for organic electronic components that also could speed up the manufacturing process.
The Innovation Challenge Awards had one run-away winner at ARM TechCon 2016. Of the six awards presented, one company walked away with four.
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