The problem of localized corrosion is about to get a harder punch now that engineers at the Southwest Research Institute have developed the Multielectrode Array Sensor System (MASS). MASS uses miniature electrodes to detect where localized corrosion is occurring in everyday structures such as bridges and airplanes. With earlier detection, problems caused by localized corrosion—one of the most common ways for engineering components to fail—can be fixed easily and promptly. For info visit http://rbi.ims.ca/3851-547.
The new composites manufacturing innovation center is intended to be a source of grand challenges for industry, like the kind that got us to the moon under JFK. These aren't the words its new CEO Craig Blue used, but that's the idea and the vision behind the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI).
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