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Douglas Smock
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posted in August 2011

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Materials Broaden Reach of Additive Manufacturing
8/22/2011  5 comments
New metal alloys and plastics create innovative possibilities in medical, automotive, and other applications.
Carbon Composite Processes Eye Auto Production
8/17/2011  4 comments
New technology and tougher mileage requirements will push auto design toward lightweight materials.
3D-Printed Stool Holds 220 Pounds
Engineering Materials 
8/12/2011  9 comments
In a demonstration of the rapidly growing capabilities of the 3D printing process, Objet printed a stool that folds and holds more than 220 pounds.
Video: MEMS-Enabled Artificial Lung
8/11/2011  3 comments
Researchers at Draper Lab are working with Boston's leading hospitals to create an artificial lung with an intricate vascular structure produced with MEMS technology.
Comment:PID RIP - Douglas Smock-8/9/2011
Composites Lighten Solar Car
Engineering Materials 
8/8/2011  14 comments
New materials, combined with efficient design, produce a lightweight car that is targeting a first place finish in the 2011 World Solar Challenge in Australia in October.
Comment:Old parts - Douglas Smock-8/8/2011
Comment:Manuals - Douglas Smock-8/5/2011
Artificial Lung Is Microfluidics Marvel
Engineering Materials 
8/4/2011  12 comments
A team of Cleveland engineers has developed a prototype artificial lung made from silicone rubber that uses air instead of compressed oxygen in a marvel of microfluidics made possible by additive manufacturing.
Resin Producers Forge Ahead on Bioplastics
Engineering Materials 
8/3/2011  3 comments
Major global resin producers continue to show substantial interest in development of engineering plastics from renewable resources, even though acceptance in the engineering community has been glacial.
Wood Joins Plastics for Injection Molded Composites
8/2/2011  14 comments
A Michigan inventor has developed technology that he feels gives design engineers and injection molders an improved "green" materials option: wood-plastic composites.
Comment:GPS - Douglas Smock-8/1/2011
Kill the Biofuels Subsidies
Engineering Materials 
8/1/2011  17 comments
Eliminating federal subsidies for corn ethanol should be an easy call for Congressmen debating how to balance the US budget in advance of a debt default deadline.

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