Aluminum Aerospace Coating May Replace Toxic Chromates
A materials engineering research team at the University of Nevada, Reno has developed an environmentally friendly, self-healing coating for aluminum that could replace toxic chromates. (Source: University of Nevada, Reno/Mike Wolterbeek)
Producing high-quality end-production metal parts with additive manufacturing for applications like aerospace and medical requires very tightly controlled processes and materials. New standards and guidelines for machines and processes, materials, and printed parts are underway from bodies such as ASTM International.
Engineers at the University of San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering have designed biobatteries on commercial tattoo paper, with an anode and cathode screen-printed on and modified to harvest energy from lactate in a person’s sweat.
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