HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
Page 1/2  >  >>
Elizabeth M
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Self-Healing Applications
Elizabeth M   11/19/2013 4:50:48 AM
NO RATINGS
I am writing a story now about this type of polymer being applied to battery design to help a battery self-heal cracks that appear over time during operation. I think this is a great application of this material: https://energy.stanford.edu/news/scientists-invent-self-healing-battery-electrode

Stay tuned for my story. It should post this week or next.

JoWiltshire
User Rank
Iron
Re: Uncanny Valley cool
JoWiltshire   10/30/2013 2:38:30 AM
NO RATINGS
The development in the field of mobile and telecommunication is such tremendous that even the unthinkable things are coming true.

Polylysine

Rob Spiegel
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Uncanny Valley cool
Rob Spiegel   10/2/2013 12:36:53 PM
NO RATINGS
Good point, Elizabeth. There could be a whole range of applications for this product acorss many industries. It will be interesting to see how it pans out.

Elizabeth M
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Uncanny Valley cool
Elizabeth M   10/2/2013 4:51:49 AM
NO RATINGS
I've been wondering about that, too, Rob. Perhaps it could be adapted to prosthetics or other kinds of medical devices that people use so that if there ever is any kind of tear or malformation, it would fix itself without needing replacement. I wonder if any of our other readers can think of good medical applications for this?

Rob Spiegel
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Uncanny Valley cool
Rob Spiegel   10/1/2013 2:22:34 PM
NO RATINGS
Yes, it looks like a form of healing. I wonder if there's a medical application. 

Elizabeth M
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Self-Healing Applications
Elizabeth M   9/26/2013 5:44:20 AM
NO RATINGS
Another good application, Greg. This could be useful especially for products shipped long distances that could undergo damage.

Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Cold Welding?
Ann R. Thryft   9/24/2013 12:57:11 PM
NO RATINGS
As we've discussed before in DN, by definition a self-healing polymer is a single material that heals itself when damaged or broken. They are not adhesives that can be used to attach other materials together. We've covered self-healing and shape memory plastics before:
http://www.designnews.com/document.asp?doc_id=267531
and see links at the end of that article.



Elizabeth M
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Cold Welding?
Elizabeth M   9/24/2013 7:47:23 AM
NO RATINGS
That is an excellent question, John E. I don't know the answer--I think it is just a material that already has been attached. That's what I understand from the video and researchers. But if the two parts were made from the same material, I don't see why that couldn't work. It could be a really good application of the material.

John E
User Rank
Silver
Cold Welding?
John E   9/23/2013 12:20:26 PM
NO RATINGS
Could this property be used to "weld" two parts together?  Or does it just work on two surfaces that were separated from eachother?

Greg M. Jung
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Self-Healing Applications
Greg M. Jung   9/23/2013 10:27:56 AM
NO RATINGS
Right.  Perhaps these self-healing properties can also regenerate a water-tight seal on electronic packages should a cut occur (to prevent liquid ingress).

Page 1/2  >  >>


Partner Zone
Latest Analysis
Some cars are more reliable than others, but even the vehicles at the bottom of this year’s Consumer Reports reliability survey are vastly better than those of 20 years ago in the key areas of powertrain and hardware, experts said this week.
While risk management sounds like one activity, in order to be conducted effectively, it must be broken down into three sub-components: risk assessment, risk monitoring, and response planning.
Many of the materials in this slideshow are resins or elastomers, plus reinforced materials, styrenics, and PLA masterbatches. Applications range from automotive and aerospace to industrial, consumer electronics and wearables, consumer goods, medical and healthcare, as well as sporting goods, and materials for protecting food and beverages.
In a speech at China's National People’s Congress in Beijing this month, Premier Li Keqiang laid out plans to revamp the country's manufacturing infrastructure with advanced technology.
While many larger companies are still reluctant to rely on wireless networks to transmit important information in industrial settings, there is an increasing acceptance rate of the newer, more robust wireless options that are now available.
More:Blogs|News
Design News Webinar Series
2/25/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
12/11/2014 8:00 a.m. California / 11:00 a.m. New York
12/10/2014 8:00 a.m. California / 11:00 a.m. New York
3/31/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Mar 30 - Apr3, Getting Hands-On with Cypress’ PSoC
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  67


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2015 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service