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Ann R. Thryft

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Fine Powder 3D Printing With Metal and Ceramic
Ann R. Thryft, Senior Technical Editor, Materials & Assembly
10/21/2016  0
Industrial 3D printer maker ExOne, known for its binder jetting technology, has introduced fine powder printing capability for its Innovent printer, designed for R&D teams and ...

Ann R. Thryft

Engineering Materials
3D Print Your Own Sith Lightsaber for Halloween
Ann R. Thryft, Senior Technical Editor, Materials & Assembly
10/20/2016  1
A new design for a DIY Star Wars Sith Lightsaber hilt is heftier and better-looking than most others out there, according to its maker, Sean Charlesworth. You can 3D print it from ...

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Naomi Price

Scalability, Agility, Extensibility will Determine the Future of the IoT
Naomi Price, Conference Content Director, UBM
10/20/2016  2
The Internet of Things is at an important and exciting tipping point in its evolution. Components with embedded connectivity are shrinking in size, power, and cost. Circuitry is ...

Ann R. Thryft

Engineering Materials
Bio-Based Materials Have Advantages Over Petro-Based
Ann R. Thryft, Senior Technical Editor, Materials & Assembly
10/19/2016  1
Although it may sound counter-intuitive, some next-generation bio-based materials are superior in performance to their counterparts derived from petroleum. This is especially true ...

Chris Wiltz

Apple Puts the Brakes on Its Automotive Ambitions
Chris Wiltz, Managing Editor, Design News
10/18/2016  3
Bad news for die hard Apple fans. After years of rumors, it looks like the tech giant isn't going to be getting into automobile manufacturing after all. Citing anonymous sources ...

Ann R. Thryft

Engineering Materials
7 New Plastics for Cars, Electronics & Medical Devices
Ann R. Thryft, Senior Technical Editor, Materials & Assembly
10/18/2016  0
Cars and other vehicles, as well as electronics and medical devices, continue to lead the use cases for the new plastics products we've been seeing. This isn't surprising; engineers ...

Ann R. Thryft

New Nanomaterial, MXene, Is the Best-Ever Protection Against Electromagnetic Inference
Ann R. Thryft, Senior Technical Editor, Materials & Assembly
10/17/2016  0
A nanomaterial coating made of a material called MXenediscovered by researchers at Drexel University in 2011 has now been tested in multiple applications. The results? It works ...

Elizabeth Montalbano

Molten Silicon Offers Unprecedented Solar Energy Storage
Elizabeth Montalbano, Contributing Writer, Design News
10/14/2016  13
Researchers continue to make progress in large-scale storage of solar energy for use when the sun's not shining. The latest comes out of the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (UPM), ...

Ann R. Thryft

Engineering Materials
Composites Startup First To License ORNL's Fast, Cheap Carbon Fiber
Ann R. Thryft, Senior Technical Editor, Materials & Assembly
10/13/2016  3
In April, we told you about a new carbon fiber production method invented by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) that's said to be faster, cheaper, and greener. The lab was taking ...


How Superbugs Could Change Medical Cable Assemblies
Proposed new designs for surgical tools, such as endoscopes, may enable manufacturers to opt for less costly cabling materials.

Aerospace Fastener Designs Get Smarter and Tougher
Mixing composites and metals in aerospace structures, as well as the general demand for lighter-weight commercial planes, pose challenges for all types of fasteners used in aircraft and spacecraft.

Everybody's Designing Their Own Aerospace & Military Materials
The need for higher-performing aerospace and defense materials is getting so critical to design success that OEMs, government agencies, and the armed forces are pursuing R&D programs.

Tougher, Lighter, Thinner: New Metal Alloys Prove Their Strength
High-performance metal alloys are lightening up vehicles to meet new standards and boosting the strength-to-weight ratios of mobile device.

3D Printing in End-Production: What's It Gonna Take?
What has to happen before 3D printing end-production parts become a widespread reality?

Injection Molding Evolves to Today's Global Product Needs
Rapid molding is changing the face of injection molding, as globalization, low-energy concerns, and the Internet of Things bump up the SKU count for many products.

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