Jim Aubert is a Sandia National Laboratory scientist developing a new adhesive that loosens when heated. His epoxy adhesive is temperature dependent, so it sticks at room temperature, but at elevated temperatures it melts and allows separation. "Our approach relies on reversible chemistry that breaks apart the adhesive at elevated temperatures," says Aubert. For more information, go to www.sandia.gov.
Siemens and Georgia Institute of Technology are partnering to address limitations in the current additive manufacturing design-to-production chain in an applied research project as part of the federally backed America Makes program.
Most of the new 3D printers and 3D printing technologies in this crop are breaking some boundaries, whether it's build volume-per-dollar ratios, multimaterials printing techniques, or new materials types.
Independent science safety company Underwriters Laboratories is providing new guidance for manufacturers about how to follow the latest IEC standards for implementing safety features in programmable logic controllers.
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