MemBack(TM) polyester, nonwoven membrane support media features binderless construction and is manufactured under tight tolerance, targeting it for use in high-performance casting applications. Fiber tie-down also targets it for use with the most demanding membranes. MemBack is also for use as a fine particle trap in high-pressure fluid applications.
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What if algae borne of fertilizer runoff that pollutes rivers and lakes could be harvested and used as biofuel feedstock? What if the leftovers could be recycled into farm soil nutrients, eliminating at least some of the need for artificial fertilizers in the first place? Western Michigan University researchers have a plan.
Manufacturers of plastic parts recognize the potential of conformal cooling to reduce molding cycle times. Problem is, conformal molds require additive manufacturing (AM), and technologies in that space are still evolving. Costs also can be high, and beyond that, many manufacturing organizations lack the knowledge and expertise needed to apply and incorporate additive technologies into their operations.
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