"Material" tag

Lighter and multi-functional materials

The trend towards saving resources and lightweight design is the dominant motivation for the majority of development projects in industry. Lightweight design can be pursued by adopting one or more of the 4…

Better helmets and body armor from conch shells

Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s engineers have uncovered the secret to the exceptional toughness of conch shells, and say the same principles can be used for body armor and helmets.The shells of marine organisms…

A material that heals himself

A new researchers by the University of Alicante Adhesion and Adhesives Laboratory is working on developing a new flexible polymeric material capable of self-repairing. The material, a type of transparent resin, has the property…

Recycling rare earths from electric and hybrid vehicle motors

Researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) have developed a method of extracting rare earths from the drive units and motors of discarded electric and hybrid cars. The method chemically separates rare earth elements…

Subdivision of the global 2013 market of laser systems for industrial machining by the main industrial sectors (Optech Consulting).

The european market of laser systems

The sector of machining operations with laser beam is living a period of great and decisive innovations springing from several factors: the ever-increasing use of solid-state sources with 1 μm emission (fibre sources…

Meusburger: Expansion of the material grades for N / NR bars

Responding to customer requirements and increasing its assortment of materials, Meusburger has expanded its range of material grades for the N / NR bars. Meusburger’s N – Standard bars are now available from stock…

Surface textures or embossing 2D/3D

ML Engraving has announced that its exclusive 2D/3D and Micro laser grain textures have obtained the Certificate for excellence in material development and have been selected by an international jury to be included…

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