Materials http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8234/more en 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 Multi-Laser Micromachining System from IPG Photonics http://machinedesign.com/multi-laser-micromachining-system-ipg-photonics <div class="node-body link-body">IPG Photonic's IX-280-ML Multi-Laser Micromachining System combines two fully independent lasers in one workstation, ideal for R&D and production applications where both very fine micromachining and thicker material processing is needed.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="http://machinedesign.com/site-files/machinedesign.com/files/MultiLaserVideoPromo.png?1424699951" /> </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> No </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/multi-laser-micromachining-system-ipg-photonics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Materials Mon, 23 Feb 2015 13:58:00 +0000 46611 at http://machinedesign.com Taking Advantage of the Benefits of Liquid Silicone Rubber http://machinedesign.com/materials/taking-advantage-benefits-liquid-silicone-rubber <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Proto Labs </div> <div class="node-body article-body">What is Liquid Silicone Rubber? Why use this material in your application? What are some application examples? Are there any drawbacks to LSR?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/materials/taking-advantage-benefits-liquid-silicone-rubber" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/materials/taking-advantage-benefits-liquid-silicone-rubber#comments Design FAQs Materials Tue, 09 Dec 2014 22:18:00 +0000 45121 at http://machinedesign.com Packing Machinery Shipments, RRP Enjoy Upward Movement http://machinedesign.com/materials/packing-machinery-shipments-rrp-enjoy-upward-movement <div class="field-byline"> From Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Last year, U.S. packaging machinery shipments increased 6% to $7.9 billion. In addition, a rise in retail-ready packaging (RRP) is changing the role of secondary packaging.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/materials/packing-machinery-shipments-rrp-enjoy-upward-movement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/materials/packing-machinery-shipments-rrp-enjoy-upward-movement#comments Manufacturing Equipment Materials Tue, 04 Nov 2014 17:28:00 +0000 44411 at http://machinedesign.com 3D Printed Inverter Could Kickstart Electric Cars http://machinedesign.com/materials/3d-printed-inverter-could-kickstart-electric-cars <div class="node-body article-body">Engineers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have combined 3D printing and a wide-bandgap version of silicon carbide to come up with a lightweight, compact 30-kW traction-drive inverter. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/materials/3d-printed-inverter-could-kickstart-electric-cars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/materials/3d-printed-inverter-could-kickstart-electric-cars#comments 3D Printing Materials News Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:15:00 +0000 44361 at http://machinedesign.com Fighting Friction with a Nanolayer of Graphene http://machinedesign.com/materials/fighting-friction-nanolayer-graphene <div class="node-body article-body">Researchers at the Argonne National Laboratory have developed a method of bonding a uniform layer of graphene only one atom-thick directly to steel. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/materials/fighting-friction-nanolayer-graphene" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/materials/fighting-friction-nanolayer-graphene#comments Materials News Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:54:00 +0000 44351 at http://machinedesign.com <p>An atom-thick layer of bonded graphene won&rsquo;t even let a hydrogen atom penetrate it. But when the graphene wears away due to friction in an atmosphere containing hydrogen atoms, they can infiltrate the layer&mdash;but they actually repair it.</p> Adaptive Optics Lets Soldiers Zoom in on Targets http://machinedesign.com/materials/adaptive-optics-lets-soldiers-zoom-targets <div class="node-body article-body">The scope, called the “rapid adaptive zoom for assault rifles” (Razar), lets soldiers shift magnification without taking their hands off the rifle or eyes off the target, a problem with the current scope.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/materials/adaptive-optics-lets-soldiers-zoom-targets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/materials/adaptive-optics-lets-soldiers-zoom-targets#comments Materials News Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:45:00 +0000 44341 at http://machinedesign.com <p>A member of the U.S. Army&rsquo;s Special Forces demonstrates the Razar adaptive-zoom riflescope developed at Sandi National Laboratory.</p> Researchers Develop World’s Thinnest Generator http://machinedesign.com/materials/researchers-develop-world-s-thinnest-generator <div class="field-byline"> Stephen Mraz </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Introducing the world’s thinnest electric generator.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/materials/researchers-develop-world-s-thinnest-generator" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/materials/researchers-develop-world-s-thinnest-generator#comments Materials Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:35:00 +0000 41421 at http://machinedesign.com <p>Layers of molybdenum disulfide (MoS<sub>2</sub>), such as this sample, can be fashioned into light, flexible, and transparent electric generators only a few atoms thick.</p> Polonium and settled science http://machinedesign.com/blog/polonium-and-settled-science-0 <div class="node-body blog-body">What's up with polonium and its half-life?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/skeptical-engineer">A Skeptical Engineer</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/blog/polonium-and-settled-science-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/blog/polonium-and-settled-science-0#comments Po-209 polonium Guest Commentary Materials A Skeptical Engineer Mon, 13 Oct 2014 20:07:00 +0000 41361 at http://machinedesign.com Earthquakeproofing for Concrete Bridges http://machinedesign.com/materials/earthquakeproofing-concrete-bridges <div class="field-byline"> Stephen Mraz </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Engineers at Washington University have developed a design for the framework of columns and beams that support reinforced concrete bridges so they will better resist earthquakes and be erected faster and less expensively.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/materials/earthquakeproofing-concrete-bridges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/materials/earthquakeproofing-concrete-bridges#comments What's Inside? Materials Thu, 09 Oct 2014 18:37:00 +0000 41251 at http://machinedesign.com