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Content tagged with Materials & Assembly posted in March 2011
Siemens Launches Online Game
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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
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3/21/2011  Post a comment
Aluminum-for-copper substitutions are on the agenda at Emerson Electric and Delphi.
Composite Processing Speeds Up
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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
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3/14/2011  Post a comment
Data sheets aren't particularly helpful when selecting resins for micromolding.
Wind Powers Electric Vehicle
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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 
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3/7/2011  Post a comment
Injection-moldable plastics allow complex designs for shielding, X-Ray applications.
Rapid Brain Chilling Saves Lives
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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
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3/4/2011  Post a comment
Complex shapes under investigation include miniature resonators for MEMS.
Prototyping Your Way Out of a Mess
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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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The amount of plastic clogging the ocean continues to grow. Some startling, not-so-good news has come out recently about the roles plastic is playing in the ocean, as well as more heartening news about efforts to collect and reuse it.
New developments in sensors span a wide range of applications in all areas of manufacturing and plant automation.
Some of our culture's most enduring robots appeared in the 80s. The Aliens series produced another evil android, and we saw light robot fare in the form of Short Circuit. Two of the great robots of all time also showed up: The Terminator and RoboCop.
Two students have created a voice-command system for our homes, based on the simple and affordable Raspberry Pi.
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