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3D-Printed Metamaterial Shrinks Under High Heat

Although it is made of two thermally expanding materials, star-shaped unit cells of the metamaterial have a mechanical design that promotes negative thermal expansion (NTE) when heat is applied.

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Phase-Out of HFC Coolants Expected to Reduce Global Warming by 0.5 °C

197 countries took a pledge to phase out HFCs in cooling applications, which will effectively reduce heat trapping in the atmosphere.

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What’s the Difference between ASTM Rubber Types and Classes?

Stephen Mraz

Material experts at the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) have codified the type and class designations for rubber in its standard, ASTM D 2000. The type designation, a single alphanumeric consisting of...

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Improving Nuclear Security with Additive Manufacturing

Tek Ferguson, applied technology specialist, Pantex Plant

Nuclear weapons facility uses additive manufacturing to boost safety and cut costs.

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Guidelines for Reliable Operation of Electric Heating Elements within Superplastic Forming (SPF) Presses

Sponsored by Watlow

The superplastic forming (SPF) of standard titanium alpha-beta alloys, such as 6Al-4V, requires...

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Five Basic Steps of the Electroforming Manufacturing Process

Sponsored by Servometer

What is Electroforming? How does it actually work? Manufacturers have been using electrodeposition for centuries, but...

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No Other Forming Process Offers More Material Choices for Structural Components than Powder Metallurgy

Sponsored by MPIF

In many, but not all cases, the PM process transforms metal powder into components used for structural applications, for example...

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Rapid Manufacturing for Production Parts

Sponsored by Proto Labs

Do rapid manufacturing techniques work in the production setting? When does DMLS make...

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Piezoelectric Products Feature Flex Circuits

Mide’s piezoelectric products offer piezo wafers sandwiched between thin flexible circuits

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A Quick Way to Measuring the Hardness of Foams

Measuring the “hardness” of soft, spongy elastomers—foams—is an inexact science.

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