MPC(reg) moldable phenolic composite material is for molding components that must endure high heat cycling and stress, yet provide resistance to cracking. This glass-reinforced material is targeted for molding powertrain and electric motor components where these components need to resist creep, maintain high strength and elastic stiffness, withstand high temperatures, and provide resistance to the chemicals found in automotive environments.
Producing high-quality end-production metal parts with additive manufacturing for applications like aerospace and medical requires very tightly controlled processes and materials. New standards and guidelines for machines and processes, materials, and printed parts are underway from bodies such as ASTM International.
Engineers at the University of San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering have designed biobatteries on commercial tattoo paper, with an anode and cathode screen-printed on and modified to harvest energy from lactate in a person’s sweat.
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