Applications for Goodfellow's PEEK film include x-ray windows, instrument windows and flexible printed circuit boards. The cost of the film varies based on quantity and size, but according to the Goodfellow website one 150 x 150 mm sheet of film costs $189 and 20 of them cost $414.
Researchers working with additive manufacturing have said multimaterial techniques will allow industry “to fabricate materials with combinations of density, strength, and thermal expansion that do not exist [yet].”
The term "multiphysics" is used to describe the simulation of multiple types of physics and their influence on one another -- for example, the investigation of the behavior of a chemical in liquid form will involve both chemistry and fluid dynamics.
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