Materials en 2015 Engineering Compensation Survey: Facing New Challenges in a Changing Industry <div class="node-body article-body">The numbers are in for the 2015 Machine Design Salary Survey and we take a look at what they mean for the industry — and the engineers who work in it.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 3D Printing Automotive Construction/Off-road Batteries/Power Supplies Defense Energy Cables, Connectors, Enclosures Manufacturing Equipment Medical Packaging Embedded Recreation Robotics Semiconductor Sustainable Engineering IoT Linear Motion Materials Motion Control Sensors Community Wed, 07 Oct 2015 11:00:00 +0000 52371 at Mineral Fillers Improve Plastics <div class="field-deck"> Engineers can add minerals such as mica, clay, or calcium carbonate to plastics to tailor their conductivity, shrinkage, and mold times. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Some plastic resins get blended with fillers to reduce costs. Properly used mineral fillers can also improve moldability and stability, increase heat-deflection temperature, reduce thermal expansion, and change other performance characteristics as well. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Materials Plastics and Composites Thu, 01 Oct 2015 18:16:00 +0000 52511 at <p>Plastics that must hold their shape and dimensions rely often rely on fillers to reduce mold shrinkage and maintain dimensional stability.</p> Graphite-Loaded Silicon Carbide Targets Oil/Gas Sealing Apps <div class="field-byline"> Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">To help withstand high temperature and corrosive environments, Morgan Advanced Materials developed graphite-loaded silicon-carbide material that will reduce seal face wear, increase uptime, and offer twice the service length of competitive components. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy Packaging Materials Wed, 30 Sep 2015 20:54:00 +0000 52051 at Protect Electronics from Ambient Moisture <div class="field-byline"> Staff </div> <div class="field-deck"> Moisture and volatiles can have a serious impact on product performance and safety. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Does moisture in your electronic components have you feeling down? Multisorb showcases sorbent technology and services that cater to a wide range of electronic market sectors including consumer products, automotive, defense, solar panels batteries, radar, telecommunications, aviation, marine, industrial, and electronics packaging.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Packaging Materials Wed, 30 Sep 2015 17:11:00 +0000 52281 at Algae Research May Trigger Biofuel Boon <div class="node-body gallery-body">A Japanese R&D firm successfully colonized algae in a pool that spans over a third of an acre, which represents a major step toward lowering the cost of producing biofuel from algae farms.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy Sustainable Engineering Materials News Gallery Fri, 18 Sep 2015 18:25:00 +0000 51901 at What’s the Difference Between Stress-Strain Curves and Stiffness-Strain Curves? <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Engineers have long used stress-strain curves to uncover a host of material properties including elastic limit, elastic and plastic ranges, yield point, ultimate and rupture strengths, and the moduli of resilience and toughness.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> What's the Difference Between... Materials Wed, 16 Sep 2015 15:23:00 +0000 51831 at Machine Design’s Products of the Week (9/7-9/14) <div class="node-body gallery-body">The next round of products includes a thermal interface material that also provides EMI shielding; a fiber-optic, linear-positioning sensor that doesn't impede MRI imaging; and a stepper-motor driver IC that reduces noise when operating at low motor speeds. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 3D Printing Products Batteries/Power Supplies Manufacturing Equipment Fasteners Robotics IoT Linear Motion Materials Sensors Gallery Thu, 10 Sep 2015 20:13:00 +0000 51621 at FAQ's on Benefits of Low-Volume Injection Molding <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Proto Labs </div> <div class="node-body article-body">What are the advantages of using aluminum tooling for low volume injection molding? How many parts can an aluminum tool yield? How many material options are there? What are the...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Design FAQs Materials Wed, 09 Sep 2015 14:09:00 +0000 51481 at NIST Standardizes Test “Phantom” for 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Medical Materials Sensors News Thu, 06 Aug 2015 15:32:00 +0000 50951 at High-Tech Seal Provides Another Level of 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Defense Medical Fasteners Materials Tue, 04 Aug 2015 20:29:00 +0000 50921 at