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Manufacturing Saws Made Of Carbon
2013-09-09 11:43:03

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft More material could be saved when manufacturing wafers in future. Ultra-thin saws made of carbon nanotubes and diamond would be able to cut through silicon wafers with minimum kerf loss. A new method makes it possible to manufacture the saw wires. You can’t saw without producing sawdust – and that can be expensive if, for example, the “dust” comes from wafer manufacturing in the photovoltaic and semiconductor industries, where relatively high kerf loss has...

2013-07-22 23:17:25

According to a new technical market research report, the global abrasives market was valued at $33.4 billion in 2011. BCC Research expects the market to reach $43.8 billion by 2017, and register a six-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.6% for the period 2011-2017. Wellesley, MA (PRWEB) July 22, 2013 According to a new technical market research report, ABRASIVE MATERIALS, PRODUCTS, APPLICATIONS AND GLOBAL MARKET (Report code: AVM033B) from BCC Research...

2013-06-28 23:26:59

SVB Wood Floors of Kansas City now offers state-of-the-art dustless sanding to its customers in Kansas City. Homeowners don’t have to move out or deal with dust because with dustless refinishing, the dust never enters the house. Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) June 28, 2013 Sanding used to be a terribly messy process spreading dust throughout the home and forcing homeowners to vacate until the job was finished and the mess cleaned up. Not only did it mean inconvenience, it also meant extra...


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2005-05-26 11:05:25

Corundum is the crystalline form of aluminium oxide and one of the rock-forming minerals. Corundum is naturally clear, but can have different colors when impurities are added. Transparent specimens are used as gems, called ruby if red, while all other colors are called sapphire. The word corundum comes from the Hindi kurand. The oxygen atoms in corundum are arranged in a hexagonal close-packing, with the smaller aluminium atoms occupying 2/3 of the octahedral gaps. The coordination of the...

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Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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