Materials http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8234/more en Aluminum-Anode Battery Can Recharge in One Minute http://machinedesign.com/batteriespower-supplies/aluminum-anode-battery-can-recharge-one-minute <div class="field-deck"> Aluminum battery protoype can be quickly recharged again and again </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Economically and environmentally friendly, you will be surprised at this battery's potential.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/batteriespower-supplies/aluminum-anode-battery-can-recharge-one-minute" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/batteriespower-supplies/aluminum-anode-battery-can-recharge-one-minute#comments Batteries/Power Supplies Materials News Mon, 18 May 2015 20:53:00 +0000 48891 at http://machinedesign.com Thermal Interface Materials (TIM) http://machinedesign.com/materials/thermal-interface-materials-tim <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Bergquist </div> <div class="node-body article-body">What are my options for Thermal Interface Materials (TIM)? Why should I consider liquid TIM?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/materials/thermal-interface-materials-tim" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/materials/thermal-interface-materials-tim#comments Design FAQs Materials Fri, 15 May 2015 15:50:00 +0000 48771 at http://machinedesign.com How to Select a Modular Enclosure http://machinedesign.com/materials/how-select-modular-enclosure <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Rittal </div> <div class="node-body article-body">What are the benefits of having a modular enclosure? How important is material selection? What industries use...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/materials/how-select-modular-enclosure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/materials/how-select-modular-enclosure#comments Design FAQs Materials Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:05:00 +0000 48181 at http://machinedesign.com Solar-Powered Rocket Ships Look to Revolutionize Space Travel http://machinedesign.com/news/solar-powered-rocket-ships-look-revolutionize-space-travel <div class="node-body article-body">Solar panels are looking good on rooftops, but NASA will soon use the renewable resource to power rocket ships. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/news/solar-powered-rocket-ships-look-revolutionize-space-travel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/news/solar-powered-rocket-ships-look-revolutionize-space-travel#comments Energy Materials News Tue, 21 Apr 2015 15:31:00 +0000 48161 at http://machinedesign.com <p>Artist&#39;s rendition of a SEP spacecraft expected to launch within the next ten years. <em>Photo courtesy of NASA</em></p> Tips for Selecting Materials for Low-Temperature Seals http://machinedesign.com/materials/tips-selecting-materials-low-temperature-seals <div class="node-body article-body">Which makes the best low-temperature seal: polyurethane, nitrile, polyacrylate, fluorosilicone, fluorocarbon, or silicone?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/materials/tips-selecting-materials-low-temperature-seals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/materials/tips-selecting-materials-low-temperature-seals#comments Basics of Design Materials Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:05:00 +0000 48141 at http://machinedesign.com Will Carbon Fiber Find Widespread Use in the Automotive Industry? http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/will-carbon-fiber-find-widespread-use-automotive-industry <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Over the past 60 years, CFRPs have been increasingly used to replace metal in applications where light weight has outsized value, primarily for reducing fuel consumption.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/will-carbon-fiber-find-widespread-use-automotive-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/will-carbon-fiber-find-widespread-use-automotive-industry#comments Automotive Contributing Technical Experts Materials Mon, 20 Apr 2015 19:57:00 +0000 48151 at http://machinedesign.com Excess Rare Earth Metals Could Facilitate Nylon Production http://machinedesign.com/metals/excess-rare-earth-metals-could-facilitate-nylon-production <div class="field-deck"> Use of (not-so)-rare earth metals in large-scale manufacturing applications is expected to economize critical rare earth excavations. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Use of (not-so)-rare earth metals in large-scale manufacturing applications is expected to economize critical rare earth excavations. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/metals/excess-rare-earth-metals-could-facilitate-nylon-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/metals/excess-rare-earth-metals-could-facilitate-nylon-production#comments Materials Metals News Mon, 06 Apr 2015 13:31:00 +0000 47881 at http://machinedesign.com <p>An electron micrograph shows the&nbsp;catalyst on&nbsp;high surface area ceria.&nbsp;</p> What’s the Difference Between Stereolithography and Selective Laser Sintering? http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/what-s-difference-between-stereolithography-and-selective-laser-sintering <div class="field-deck"> Depending on the application, one must weigh the pros and cons of a liquid- or powder-based approach to optimize 3D printing. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Depending on the application, one must weigh the pros and cons of a liquid- or powder-based approach to optimize 3D printing.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/what-s-difference-between-stereolithography-and-selective-laser-sintering" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/what-s-difference-between-stereolithography-and-selective-laser-sintering#comments 3D Printing Materials Mon, 23 Mar 2015 19:49:00 +0000 47551 at http://machinedesign.com What Methodology Best Fits 2D-Material Fabrication? http://machinedesign.com/semiconductor/what-methodology-best-fits-2d-material-fabrication <div class="field-deck"> Next year may reveal the early adopters for the mass production of the first 2D material—graphene—which may lay the groundwork for other 2D materials. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Silicon technology hits fundamental roadblocks. Are 2D materials the next in line? </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/semiconductor/what-methodology-best-fits-2d-material-fabrication" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/semiconductor/what-methodology-best-fits-2d-material-fabrication#comments Engineering Essentials Semiconductor Materials Wed, 11 Mar 2015 13:50:00 +0000 47141 at http://machinedesign.com Flexible Circuits Eye High-Temp Apps http://machinedesign.com/materials/flexible-circuits-eye-high-temp-apps <div class="node-body article-body"><p><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">With the introduction of Pyralux High Temperature (HT) flexible circuit material systems, flexible circuits will make their debut in high-temperature applications. It could lead to major changes for circuitry in aerospace, automotive engines, brakes and transmissions, and downhole pumps for oil and gas drilling. According to DuPont, the coverfilm material is breaking records for thermal resistance in flexible circuits, withstanding temperatures of up to 225˚C.</span></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/materials/flexible-circuits-eye-high-temp-apps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/materials/flexible-circuits-eye-high-temp-apps#comments Products Materials Mon, 23 Feb 2015 19:14:00 +0000 46681 at http://machinedesign.com