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Content tagged with Materials & Assembly posted in July 2012
Water Bugs Inspire Oil-Repellent Coating
7/31/2012  13 comments
Taking inspiration from water strider insects that skate between air and water, Chinese researchers have created a metallic device that skates between oil and water, coated with an oil-repelling oxide.
Porous Metal Spine Implant Heals Bone
7/19/2012  14 comments
A lumbar spine implant made with Zimmer's tantalum-based Trabecular Metal Technology, a highly porous metallic substance with characteristics similar to the spongy type of bone, helps foster new bone growth to speed healing.
3M & Gossamer Debut World's Largest LAT Solar Collector
7/17/2012  16 comments
The world's largest aperture parabolic trough solar collector has an aperture size of 7.3m and a concentration factor of more than 100x.
Lego-Like Industrial Package Reduces Pallets, Shrinkwrap
7/16/2012  13 comments
Winner of a gold award in the 2012 DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation, the CUBE is a Lego-like system that goes from manufacturer's pallet to retail display floor with almost no reconfiguration or changes.
Naval Researchers Fight Metal Corrosion
7/12/2012  8 comments
A physical-scale modeling system that combats ship corrosion could save the military $10 million a year.

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