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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  14 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 its 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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