Very interesting article on advanced material applications. The ancient art of Brazing has indeed come a long way. High temperature ceramics it seems will find increasing applications in many areas.
I saw another article recently that discussed machining of ceramics using a laser to soften the part just prior to machining it. It seems there are many ways to process these materials into unique and valuable shapes for demanding services.
A slew of announcements about new materials and design concepts for transportation have come out of several trade shows focusing on plastics, aircraft interiors, heavy trucks, and automotive engineering. A few more announcements have come independent of any trade shows, maybe just because it's spring.
Samsung's Galaxy line of smartphones used to fare quite well in the repairability department, but last year's flagship S5 model took a tumble, scoring a meh-inducing 5/10. Will the newly redesigned S6 lead us back into star-studded territory, or will we sink further into the depths of a repairability black hole?
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