A couple of weeks ago I met a PhD working on a new generation of composites. He had just documented a 30-50% increase in the tensile and bending strength of this new composite. However, considerable work still needed to be done to model the system and develop enough empirical data in order to start designing components based on this technology. When asked how far away he was from a marketable technology he suggested 4 to 5 years.
I was reminded of how long (and expensive) a development cycle can be, especially for a new aerospace material/technology.
How do we accelerate the process to bring safe and mature technologies to market in this decade?
The company says it anticipates high-definition video for home security and other uses will be the next mature technology integrated into the IoT domain, hence the introduction of its MatrixCam devkit.
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.
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