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Carbon Fiber Becomes The Next Medium For 3D Printing
2014-01-29 14:32:42

3D printing offers endless possibilities of replicating items, including food and edible materials that print into forms to be served at restaurants. A startup called MarkForged has taken such processes a step farther by dabbling with a new 3D printing medium: carbon fiber.

2013-03-13 15:01:58

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new technique for creating stronger, lightweight magnesium alloys that have potential structural applications in the automobile and aerospace industries.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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