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.
This slideshow includes several versions of multi-materials machines, two different composites processes including one at microscale, and two vastly different metals processes. Potential game-changers down the line include three microscale processes.
Hosted CAD or PDM systems is an emerging technology that offers many advantages over traditional on premise workstation CAD configurations and is making many companies rethink how to deliver future CAD software solutions.
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