DVT's CEO Robert Steinke told the 850 attendees during his keynote speech that conventional business hierarchies were wrong. "Too many organizations have the CEO at the top of a pyramid looking down, with everyone looking up to satisfy that individual. That's wrong," Steinke said. DVT Corp.'s organizational structure is an inverted pyramid. "I stand at the bottom, and every layer above me adds value. I'm looking up to see how I can help everyone above me," he said.
Researchers have been working on a number of alternative chemistries to lithium-ion for next-gen batteries, silicon-air among them. However, while the technology has been viewed as promising and cost-effective, to date researchers haven’t managed to develop a battery of this chemistry with a viable running time -- until now.
Norway-based additive manufacturing company Norsk Titanium is building what it says is the first industrial-scale 3D printing plant in the world for making aerospace-grade metal components. The New York state plant will produce 400 metric tons each year of aerospace-grade, structural titanium parts.
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