Materials http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8234/more en 3D Printing and Silicone Ink Lead to Energy-Absorbing Parts http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/3d-printing-and-silicone-ink-lead-energy-absorbing-parts <div class="field-byline"> Stephen Mraz </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Researchers at Livermore National Laboratory have developed a silicone-based “ink” that can be used in 3D printers to make cushions and pads. The energy-absorbing parts can have different levels of softness determined by how the 3D printer deposits the ink...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/3d-printing-and-silicone-ink-lead-energy-absorbing-parts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/3d-printing-and-silicone-ink-lead-energy-absorbing-parts#comments 3D Printing Materials News Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:00:00 +0000 40361 at http://machinedesign.com <p>This silicone component has energy absorbing properties that were predetermined by how the 3D printer that made the structure created layers of a newly developed silicone &ldquo;ink.&rdquo;</p> Electroformed Parts http://machinedesign.com/materials/electroformed-parts <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Servometer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">What is an electroformed part? How are electroforms installed? What are the advantages of electroforming?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/materials/electroformed-parts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/materials/electroformed-parts#comments Design FAQs Materials Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:29:00 +0000 31371 at http://machinedesign.com The Difference Between Machined and 3D Printed Metal Injection Molds http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/difference-between-machined-and-3d-printed-metal-injection-molds <div class="field-deck"> Metal tool cores made with additive methods can get pricey, but the savings in cycle time may outweigh conventional tooling. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">3D-printed metal molds cool parts faster, improve quality, and cut scrap and costs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/difference-between-machined-and-3d-printed-metal-injection-molds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/difference-between-machined-and-3d-printed-metal-injection-molds#comments 3D Printing Manufacturing Equipment Materials Mon, 23 Jun 2014 15:20:00 +0000 38461 at http://machinedesign.com Basics of Aerospace Materials: Aluminum and Composites http://machinedesign.com/materials/basics-aerospace-materials-aluminum-and-composites <div class="field-deck"> Aluminum will likely be in airframes for another century, while composites represent the new material on the block. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p align="left">Two materials play major roles in modern aerospace: aluminum alloys for airframes and skin, and composites for structures. Here&rsquo;s a look at both.</p> <p><strong>Aluminum</strong></p> <p align="left">There are some aviation observers who predict composites and titanium will rule the roost when it comes to aerospace airframes and structures. But that seems rather unlikely. Aluminum is still lightweight, technically advanced in terms of forming and alloying, and it relatively low cost, especially when compared to titanium and composites.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/materials/basics-aerospace-materials-aluminum-and-composites" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/materials/basics-aerospace-materials-aluminum-and-composites#comments Materials Thu, 19 Jun 2014 14:40:00 +0000 38351 at http://machinedesign.com Quantum dots make see-through solar cells a reality http://machinedesign.com/materials/quantum-dots-make-see-through-solar-cells-reality <div class="node-body article-body">Quantum dots make see-through solar cells a reality.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/materials/quantum-dots-make-see-through-solar-cells-reality" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/materials/quantum-dots-make-see-through-solar-cells-reality#comments Materials Thu, 08 May 2014 19:33:00 +0000 37351 at http://machinedesign.com Metal Injection Molding http://machinedesign.com/materials/metal-injection-molding <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Proto Labs </div> <div class="node-body article-body">What is metal injection molding? What are the limitations of metal injection molding? What kind of metals can be injected?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/materials/metal-injection-molding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/materials/metal-injection-molding#comments Design FAQs Materials Mon, 28 Apr 2014 14:16:00 +0000 36971 at http://machinedesign.com Utilizing Aluminum Extrusions for Effective Product Solutions: It’s about SHAPE http://machinedesign.com/webinar/utilizing-aluminum-extrusions-effective-product-solutions-it-s-about-shape <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Almag Aluminum and Alexandria Industries </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-webinar-details"><legend>Webinar Details</legend> <div class="field-webinar-date"> <span>Date &amp; Time:&nbsp;</span> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, May 8, 2014 - <span class="date-display-start">14:00</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">15:30</span></span> </div> <div class="field-webinar-type"> <span>Event Type:&nbsp;</span> Live Webinar </div> <div class="field-webinar-cost"> <span>Cost:&nbsp;</span> Free </div> <div class="field-webinar-speakers"> <span>Speakers:&nbsp;</span> <p><strong><img alt="" src="/site-files/machinedesign.com/files/uploads/2014/04/md_werner_110.jpg" style="width: 110px; height: 137px; float: left;" />Craig Werner</strong> is President of Werner Extrusion Solutions (WES), LLC, an extrusion design and process consulting firm.&nbsp; He also serves as Chairman of the Aluminum Extruders Council&rsquo;s AEC Academy program.</p> <br clear="all" /> </div> </fieldset> <div class="node-body webinar-body">As a result of their unique characteristics – high strength yet light weight, outstanding thermal management, and the ability to create forms with</div><fieldset class="fieldgroup group-registration-form"><legend>Registration Form</legend> <div class="field-accela-form-length"> <span>Embedded Form Length:&nbsp;</span> 550pixels </div> </fieldset> <div class="field-display-promo-image"> <span>Display Promo Image:&nbsp;</span> Display Promo Image on Page </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/webinar/utilizing-aluminum-extrusions-effective-product-solutions-it-s-about-shape" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Webinars Materials Mon, 28 Apr 2014 13:26:00 +0000 36961 at http://machinedesign.com Neutron diffraction uncovers largest single gold crystal http://machinedesign.com/materials/neutron-diffraction-uncovers-largest-single-gold-crystal <div class="node-body article-body">A lucky traveler who discovered four large nuggets of gold in Venezuela decades ago took his finds to Los Alamos National Laboratory to help determine if they were single-crystal specimens. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/materials/neutron-diffraction-uncovers-largest-single-gold-crystal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/materials/neutron-diffraction-uncovers-largest-single-gold-crystal#comments Materials Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:46:00 +0000 36731 at http://machinedesign.com Light makes oxide magnetic, for a while http://machinedesign.com/materials/light-makes-oxide-magnetic-while <div class="field-deck"> Exposing a piece of strontium titanate (SrTiO3) to circularly polarized light makes it magnetic, and the magnetism lasts several hours before tapering off. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico have discovered that temporarily exposing a piece of strontium titanate (SrTiO3) to circularly polarized light makes it magnetic, and the magnetism lasts several hours before tapering off.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/materials/light-makes-oxide-magnetic-while" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/materials/light-makes-oxide-magnetic-while#comments Materials Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:18:00 +0000 36711 at http://machinedesign.com 2014-2015 Calendar of materials events http://machinedesign.com/blog/2014-2015-calendar-materials-events <div class="node-body blog-body">It all starts with materials. Here's a list of tradeshows featuring advanced or new materials.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/material-world">Material World</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/2014-2015-calendar-materials-events" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/2014-2015-calendar-materials-events#comments composites exhibits expo papers plastics speakers tradeshow Materials Metals Plastics and Composites Community Material World Thu, 03 Apr 2014 11:36:00 +0000 36181 at http://machinedesign.com <p>It all starts with materials. Here&#39;s a list of tradeshows featuring advanced or new materials.</p>