A new online source for failure analysis information has been launched by ASM International, the Materials Information Society. The ASM's Failure Analysis Center contains more than 1,000 failure analysis case histories, some of which first appeared in the society's bimonthly Journal of Failure Analysis and Prevention. The case histories cover a variety of military, aerospace, industrial, and medical applications. And the cases range from the timely (adverse reactions to metallic body piercings) to the historic (the Titanic as a metallurgical problem). For more information, visit www.asminternational.org.
A simple new chemical method for repairing and recycling notoriously difficult carbon fiber composites has been developed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research. An entire component can be completely recycled, including reclaiming its expensive carbon fibers for reuse.
In today’s connected world we are seeing the beginning of connected homes, smart grids, self-driving automobiles, drones, and many other amazing devices. Out of all the soon-to-be connected devices, which device poses the greatest dangerous to its users and society?
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