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Content tagged with Materials & Assembly posted in August 2011
Selective Abrasion Coating Saves Steps in Manufacturing Process
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8/31/2011  4 comments
Process can eliminate the need to create, assemble, and seal separate components while also reducing overhead and allowing for rapid changeover.
Fastening Technique Replaces Traditional Assembly Methods
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8/26/2011  5 comments
When engineers set out to design a new telecommunications enclosure, one of the many elements that must be considered early in the design phase is the selection of fasteners, latches, and hinges.
Materials Broaden Reach of Additive Manufacturing
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8/22/2011  5 comments
New metal alloys and plastics create innovative possibilities in medical, automotive, and other applications.
Jetpack Features Plastic Ball Bearings
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8/18/2011  15 comments
Special polymer compounds are lighter and more corrosion resistant than metal ball bearings.
Carbon Composite Processes Eye Auto Production
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8/17/2011  4 comments
New technology and tougher mileage requirements will push auto design toward lightweight materials.
Video: MEMS-Enabled Artificial Lung
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8/11/2011  3 comments
Researchers at Draper Lab are working with Boston's leading hospitals to create an artificial lung with an intricate vascular structure produced with MEMS technology.
Prototyping Your Way out of a Mess
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8/2/2011  8 comments
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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BMW has already incorporated more than 10,000 3D-printed parts in the Rolls-Royce Phantom and intends to expand the use of 3D printing in its cars even more in the future. Meanwhile, Daimler has started using additive manufacturing for producing spare parts in Mercedes-Benz Trucks.
Researchers have been developing a number of nano- and micro-scale technologies that can be used for implantable medical technology for the treatment of disease, diagnostics, prevention, and other health-related applications.
SABIC's lightweighting polycarbonate glazing materials have appeared for the first time in a production car: the rear quarter window of Toyota's special edition 86 GRMN sports car, where they're saving 50% of its weight compared to conventional glass.
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An engineer in the United Kingdom has found inspiration in nature for the design of bridges that are far stronger and more durable than current designs.
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