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Ann R. Thryft
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posted in December 2011

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Comment:Re: Scale? - Ann R. Thryft-12/29/2011
Comment:Re: Scale? - Ann R. Thryft-12/29/2011
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Ford Turns Recycled Bottles Into Car Seats
12/21/2011  29 comments
Plastic bottles and post-industrial waste turn into seat fabric for Ford's Focus EV.
Thermoplastic Resin Has Glass-Like Qualities
12/20/2011  20 comments
New thermoplastic has all the best characteristics of thermosetting resins, except it can be reshaped at high temperatures, like glass.
Machine Vision Searches for Interface Standard
12/19/2011  16 comments
The USB3 Vision standard, based on the widely available USB 3.0 bus, will become available next year for building vision systems with lots of different hardware.
Comment:Re: Scale? - Ann R. Thryft-12/16/2011
Adhesives May Predict Structural Failures in Planes
12/16/2011  15 comments
A new class of adhesives in R&D may help predict structural failure of aircraft composites.
Car Composites on Fast Track
12/15/2011  13 comments
GM, Teijin agreement will move carbon-fiber composites into mainstream automotive manufacturing.
Comment:Re: Sputnik - Ann R. Thryft-12/14/2011
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Additive Techniques Come to Low-Volume Manufacturing
12/14/2011  16 comments
New materials are speeding 3D prototyping and short production runs.
Comment:Re: Higher - Ann R. Thryft-12/13/2011
Comment:Re: Higher - Ann R. Thryft-12/13/2011
3D Printing Gets Low-Cost Lease Option
Product News 
12/13/2011  6 comments
Stratasys becomes first company to offer monthly leasing of professional 3D printer, software, and supplies bundle.
Comment:Re: Higher - Ann R. Thryft-12/12/2011
Comment:Re: Higher - Ann R. Thryft-12/12/2011
Does Machine Vision Need 10-Gigabit Ethernet?
12/12/2011  12 comments
Some machine vision vendors have begun talking seriously about running GigE Vision-equipped cameras and other hardware over 10GigE backbone links in video networks.
3D Engineering Material Enables Thermal Functional Testing
Product News 
12/9/2011  7 comments
Objet has introduced a high-temperature engineering material for the thermal functional testing of 3D printed parts and prototypes.
Top 5 Robotics Trends of 2011
12/7/2011  34 comments
The five most important robotics trends of the past year enable volume manufacturing and aim at further integration of robotics with machine vision and automated systems.
Comment:Re: Toys - Ann R. Thryft-12/6/2011
Composite Aircraft Repair Advances
12/6/2011  14 comments
Ease of repair is reportedly one of the main reasons Bombardier Aerospace has chosen not to use carbon- or glass-fiber composites in the main fuselage of its composite-heavy CSeries aircraft.
Comment:Re: Toys - Ann R. Thryft-12/5/2011
Top 5 Materials Trends of 2011
12/5/2011  11 comments
The five most important materials trends of this past year enable volume manufacturing.
Little Robots Forge Automated Welding Cells
Engineering Materials 
12/2/2011  17 comments
Industrial robots that do welding and metal fabrication are getting both a lot smaller and a lot larger, depending on the size of the company using them and the type of welding configurations they need.
Aerospace Companies Boost Reach With Composite Buys
12/1/2011  5 comments
Is a wave of aerospace component manufacturers buying composite makers about to break? Two acquisitions in the last month and one earlier in the year may portend a trend.

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