Chemical industry — Catalyst support and packed bed reactors.
Filtration — Size exclusion, molten metal filtration, high-temperature gas filtration.
Heat transfer — Radiant heater.
High-temperature kiln furniture — Sintering.
Absorption — Desiccants.
Ceramic matrix composites (CMC) — These structures can be filled with metal of choice to produce a metal matrix composite. In particular, it can be filled with high temperature performing alloys such as refractory alloys or Inconel.
Metal matrix composite (MMC) — Depending on the design, structures can be developed where the pore volume is more than 50 percent. In these cases, if the pores are filled with a metallic material through squeeze casting for example, then a MMC structure will be obtained.
Polymer matrix composite (PMC) — These materials are formed when the ordered structures are made from metallic or ceramic material and the pores are filled with a polymer.
Siemens and Georgia Institute of Technology are partnering to address limitations in the current additive manufacturing design-to-production chain in an applied research project as part of the federally backed America Makes program.
Most of the new 3D printers and 3D printing technologies in this crop are breaking some boundaries, whether it's build volume-per-dollar ratios, multimaterials printing techniques, or new materials types.
Independent science safety company Underwriters Laboratories is providing new guidance for manufacturers about how to follow the latest IEC standards for implementing safety features in programmable logic controllers.
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