Materials http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8234/more en Rapid Manufacturing for Production Parts http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/rapid-manufacturing-production-parts <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Proto Labs </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Do rapid manufacturing techniques work in the production setting? When does DMLS make...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/rapid-manufacturing-production-parts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/rapid-manufacturing-production-parts#comments 3D Printing Design FAQs Manufacturing Equipment Materials Tue, 13 Sep 2016 16:02:00 +0000 65891 at http://machinedesign.com Piezoelectric Products Feature Flex Circuits http://machinedesign.com/materials/piezoelectric-products-feature-flex-circuits <div class="node-body article-body">Mide’s piezoelectric products offer piezo wafers sandwiched between thin flexible circuits</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/materials/piezoelectric-products-feature-flex-circuits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/materials/piezoelectric-products-feature-flex-circuits#comments Materials Wed, 31 Aug 2016 14:05:00 +0000 65751 at http://machinedesign.com A Quick Way to Measuring the Hardness of Foams http://machinedesign.com/materials/quick-way-measuring-hardness-foams <div class="node-body article-body">Measuring the “hardness” of soft, spongy elastomers—foams—is an inexact science.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/materials/quick-way-measuring-hardness-foams" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/materials/quick-way-measuring-hardness-foams#comments Engineering Essentials Materials Thu, 25 Aug 2016 16:30:00 +0000 65631 at http://machinedesign.com Replacing Metal with Plastic http://machinedesign.com/materials/replacing-metal-plastic <div class="field-byline"> Jeff Kerns </div> <div class="field-deck"> Plastics can make parts lighter and stronger, but that is only the tip of the iceberg. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In a famous scene from the movie The Graduate, the young hero is advised that “there’s a great future in plastics,” a prediction that echoed reality. Now, plastic is aiding the driving force to make products... </div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/materials/replacing-metal-plastic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/materials/replacing-metal-plastic#comments Materials Tue, 23 Aug 2016 17:50:00 +0000 65561 at http://machinedesign.com Choosing Between 3D Printing and Injection Molding for Rapid Manufacturing http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/choosing-between-3d-printing-and-injection-molding-rapid-manufacturing <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Proto Labs </div> <div class="node-body article-body">To start, what is the difference between rapid prototyping and rapid manufacturing, since they both appear to use the same technologies? What are the quickest...</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/choosing-between-3d-printing-and-injection-molding-rapid-manufacturing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/3d-printing/choosing-between-3d-printing-and-injection-molding-rapid-manufacturing#comments 3D Printing Design FAQs Manufacturing Equipment Materials Thu, 18 Aug 2016 14:25:00 +0000 65361 at http://machinedesign.com Coatings and Platings for Protecting Steel Wire http://machinedesign.com/materials/coatings-and-platings-protecting-steel-wire <div class="node-body article-body">One of the most commonly used forms of steel is wire. But all those steel-wire products would have short lives if they weren’t protected against the elements</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/materials/coatings-and-platings-protecting-steel-wire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/materials/coatings-and-platings-protecting-steel-wire#comments Materials Metals Fri, 05 Aug 2016 20:23:00 +0000 65211 at http://machinedesign.com <p>Image courtesy of Thinkstock</p> Powder-Metallurgy Processes http://machinedesign.com/metals/powder-metallurgy-processes <div class="node-body article-body">An overview of different powder-metallurgy processes found at Metal Powder Industries Federation's site.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/metals/powder-metallurgy-processes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/metals/powder-metallurgy-processes#comments Automotive Materials Metals Thu, 28 Jul 2016 15:23:00 +0000 65051 at http://machinedesign.com Reap the Benefits of Modern-Day Powder Metallurgy http://machinedesign.com/metals/reap-benefits-modern-day-powder-metallurgy <div class="field-deck"> Advances in PM over the years have steadily expanded its market, and now the technology is poised to start taking over other parts-manufacturing processes. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Advances in PM over the years have steadily expanded its market, and now the technology is poised to start taking over other parts-manufacturing processes. </div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/metals/reap-benefits-modern-day-powder-metallurgy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/metals/reap-benefits-modern-day-powder-metallurgy#comments Engineering Essentials Materials Metals Thu, 28 Jul 2016 14:10:00 +0000 65041 at http://machinedesign.com Treated Bioactive Coating Improves Bone-Implant Bonding http://machinedesign.com/medical/treated-bioactive-coating-improves-bone-implant-bonding <div class="node-body article-body">The researchers think their specially coated implants could soon be used commercially after a few more rounds of clinical testing, since the materials are already FDA approved and used in other devices and implants. </div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/medical/treated-bioactive-coating-improves-bone-implant-bonding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/medical/treated-bioactive-coating-improves-bone-implant-bonding#comments Medical Materials Wed, 27 Jul 2016 14:19:00 +0000 64981 at http://machinedesign.com Courtesy of Flickr What are the Differences Between Various Nickel-based Metals and Alloys? http://machinedesign.com/materials/what-are-differences-between-various-nickel-based-metals-and-alloys <div class="node-body article-body">Nickel alloys are used extensively in industry due to their resistance to corrosion and ability to withstand high temperatures and pressures.</div> <p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/materials/what-are-differences-between-various-nickel-based-metals-and-alloys" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/materials/what-are-differences-between-various-nickel-based-metals-and-alloys#comments What's the Difference Between... Materials Metals Wed, 27 Jul 2016 13:47:00 +0000 64961 at http://machinedesign.com