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Douglas Smock
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posted in June 2011

Engineers Need to Think More Creatively
6/30/2011  9 comments
German engineer Sylvia Monsheimer says that additive manufacturing technologies free engineers from the burden of worrying about manufacturability.
New Metal Bats Damp Home Run Totals
6/29/2011  8 comments
College baseball players are using a new pitcher-friendly bat design in an effort to reduce injuries and encourage more "old-fashioned" baseball.
Finally We Get Some Truth on Plastic Body Panels
6/28/2011  11 comments
Automotive legend Bob Lutz divulges why he ditched plastic body panels in the General Motors Saturn.
Solar Panels Use Custom Plastic Part
6/28/2011  7 comments
New application for Spanish solar panels requires no lubrication, and saves 70 percent compared to metal bearings.
Award-Winning Packages Feature Pulp, Cloth
6/27/2011  6 comments
Bulrush fibers and mushrooms are among the emerging materials of choice for America's leading package designers.
Materials Battle for Aircraft Bodies Heats Up
6/23/2011  3 comments
Alcoa announces development of lighter, more corrosion-resistant aluminum alloys in a bid to slow adoption of plastic composites for aircraft bodies and wings.

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