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2013-10-22 23:00:50

Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder have successfully added a fourth dimension to their printing technology, opening up exciting possibilities for the creation and use of adaptive, composite materials in manufacturing, packaging and biomedical applications. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) October 22, 2013 Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder have successfully added a fourth dimension to their printing technology, opening up exciting possibilities for the creation and use of...

2013-10-03 23:31:24

Wisconsin Oven Corporation today announced the shipment of a custom designed batch oven used for curing assorted composite materials for a prominent aerospace manufacturer. The composite curing oven features guaranteed temperature uniformity (it easily exceeded the required +/- 10 @ 500° F) with a data acquisition and control system that provides the customer with the flexibility to modify ramp and soak rates as needed to obtain the best part quality possible. East Troy, WI (PRWEB)...

New Material Gets Into Shape
2013-04-16 14:24:08

ETH Life Inspired by plant components that respond to external stimuli, material scientists from ETH Zurich have devised a new method for producing composite materials from a variety of materials that adopt a pre-programmed shape autonomously. Plant components that bend, roll or twist in response to external stimuli such as temperature or moisture are fairly commonplace in nature and often play a role in the dispersal of seeds. Pine cones, for instance, close their scales when wet and...

2013-02-07 12:20:03

Tsukuba, Japan, Feb 7, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - Velcro consists of one surface with loops, and another with hooks that latch onto the loops, joining opposing surfaces strongly. A miniaturised version of Velcro could be used in micro- and nanotechnology, but to form the surfaces, microwires are needed with properties that provide strength and durability.Several different approaches have been used to construct 'micro-Velcro', but the most promising are those that use self-assembling or...

2012-12-30 05:02:24

Lucintel´s Analysis of Growth Opportunities in China´s Composites Industry: Expect Market to Surpass $11 Billion in 2017 Irving, Texas (PRWEB) December 29, 2012 Despite global economic uncertainty and a downturn in the worldwide composite materials industry, China´s composites market grew by more than 2% through the worst of the recession in 2009. The Chinese market´s growth momentum is expected to surge, reaching approximately US $11.5 billion in 2017 with a CAGR of...

Real-Time CT-Scan Test Rig For Ceramic Composites At Ultrahigh Temperatures Developed
2012-12-10 16:41:08

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Advanced ceramic composites can withstand the ultrahigh operational temperatures projected for hypersonic jet and next generation gas turbine engines, but real-time analysis of the mechanical properties of these space-age materials at ultrahigh temperatures has been a challenge — until now. Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)´s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have developed the first testing facility...

Carbon Nanotubes Stretched Using New Technique To Make Stronger Composites
2012-10-15 12:04:56

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed new techniques for stretching carbon nanotubes (CNT) and using them to create carbon composites that can be used as stronger, lighter materials in everything from airplanes to bicycles. By stretching the CNT material before incorporating it into a composite for use in finished products, the researchers straighten the CNTs in the material, which significantly improves its tensile strength — and enhances the stiffness of...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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