Materials http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8234/more en NIST Standardizes Test “Phantom” for PET Scanners http://machinedesign.com/medical/nist-standardizes-test-phantom-pet-scanners <div class="field-deck"> Researchers develop first calibration tool for PET scanners that is directly traceable to national measurement standards. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have developed the first calibration tool for positron emission tomography (PET) scanners that is directly traceable...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/medical/nist-standardizes-test-phantom-pet-scanners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/medical/nist-standardizes-test-phantom-pet-scanners#comments Medical Materials Sensors News Thu, 06 Aug 2015 15:32:00 +0000 50951 at http://machinedesign.com High-Tech Seal Provides Another Level of Security http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/high-tech-seal-provides-another-level-security <div class="field-deck"> Using unique functions, tamper-proof seal can tell users if anyone has opened a container or tried to defeat the seal. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Researchers at Sandia National Laboratory, Albuquerque, N.M., have developed a tamper-proof seal that will tell users if anyone has opened a container or tried to defeat the seal....</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/high-tech-seal-provides-another-level-security" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/fasteners/high-tech-seal-provides-another-level-security#comments Defense Medical Fasteners Materials Tue, 04 Aug 2015 20:29:00 +0000 50921 at http://machinedesign.com Innovations Moving Structural Ceramics into the Mainstream http://machinedesign.com/materials/innovations-moving-structural-ceramics-mainstream <div class="node-body article-body">Structural ceramics have found use in a number of industries, but are generally limited to niche-use cases. Current applications are overwhelmingly single functional.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/materials/innovations-moving-structural-ceramics-mainstream" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/materials/innovations-moving-structural-ceramics-mainstream#comments Contributing Technical Experts Materials Thu, 30 Jul 2015 20:50:00 +0000 50761 at http://machinedesign.com Advanced Materials Reshape 3D Printing http://machinedesign.com/materials/advanced-materials-reshape-3d-printing <div class="field-deck"> New materials are making a splash in the 3D-printing arena, but engineers need to become keenly aware of their properties to avoid any surprises down the line. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">New materials are making a splash in the 3D-printing arena, but engineers need to become keenly aware of their properties to avoid any surprises down the line.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/materials/advanced-materials-reshape-3d-printing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/materials/advanced-materials-reshape-3d-printing#comments 3D Printing Materials Wed, 29 Jul 2015 18:35:00 +0000 50581 at http://machinedesign.com Hydrogel Advances 3D Printing of Cartilaginous Parts http://machinedesign.com/materials/hydrogel-advances-3d-printing-cartilaginous-parts <div class="node-body article-body"><p>A team of professors from MIT, Columbia, and Duke developed a tough new hydrogel that will take 3D printing of intricate, load-bearing body parts to the next level.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/materials/hydrogel-advances-3d-printing-cartilaginous-parts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/materials/hydrogel-advances-3d-printing-cartilaginous-parts#comments 3D Printing Medical Materials News Wed, 15 Jul 2015 13:51:00 +0000 50351 at http://machinedesign.com <p>1. Interpenetrating matrices make this hydrogel&nbsp;tough; it doesn&#39;t snap,&nbsp;even when it is&nbsp;stretched to 5 times its original length.&nbsp;</p> Should Wooden Bats be Banned from Major League Baseball? http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/should-wooden-bats-be-banned-major-league-baseball <div class="node-body article-body"><p>On June 5<sup>th</sup> this year at Boston&rsquo;s Fenway Park, a fan watching the game was struck in the face by pieces of a broken baseball bat and received injuries initially described as &ldquo;life threatening.&rdquo; Fortunately, her prognosis now appears to be for a full recovery.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/should-wooden-bats-be-banned-major-league-baseball" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/contributing-technical-experts/should-wooden-bats-be-banned-major-league-baseball#comments Contributing Technical Experts Recreation Materials Tue, 14 Jul 2015 17:35:00 +0000 50291 at http://machinedesign.com Magnetic Alloy Could Lower the Cost of Rare-Earth Magnets http://machinedesign.com/materials/magnetic-alloy-could-lower-cost-rare-earth-magnets <div class="node-body article-body">A synthesized cerium alloy could replace dysprosium, which is in critical demand, as a rare-earth magnet. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/materials/magnetic-alloy-could-lower-cost-rare-earth-magnets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/materials/magnetic-alloy-could-lower-cost-rare-earth-magnets#comments Materials Fri, 10 Jul 2015 20:00:00 +0000 50221 at http://machinedesign.com 3D Printer Offers Filament Recognition http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/3d-printer-offers-filament-recognition <div class="field-deck"> Offering automatic filament recognition, the Robox 3D printer does not require programming when installing different materials. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Robox 3D Printer uses fused filament fabrication. Offering automatic filament recognition, the printer does not require programming when installing different materials....</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/3d-printer-offers-filament-recognition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/3d-printer-offers-filament-recognition#comments 3D Printing Materials Thu, 09 Jul 2015 18:12:00 +0000 50181 at http://machinedesign.com Design Low-Cost Actuators for Harsh Environments http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/design-low-cost-actuators-harsh-environments <div class="field-byline"> Tom Baric, Parker Hannifin Corp. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">One way to adjust a motion-control system to fit a certain application is by incorporating a proper blend of actuators that meet high performance and environmental standards.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/design-low-cost-actuators-harsh-environments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/linear-motion/design-low-cost-actuators-harsh-environments#comments Linear Motion Materials Motion Control Thu, 25 Jun 2015 20:30:00 +0000 49901 at http://machinedesign.com Basics Of Design: Quality STL Files for Laser Sintering http://machinedesign.com/materials/basics-design-quality-stl-files-laser-sintering <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Stratasys Direct Manufacturing </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Discover our industry-leading machine capacity and full suite of traditional and advanced manufacturing services to...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/materials/basics-design-quality-stl-files-laser-sintering" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/materials/basics-design-quality-stl-files-laser-sintering#comments Basics of Design Manufacturing Equipment Materials Tue, 23 Jun 2015 20:07:00 +0000 49731 at http://machinedesign.com