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7 New Plastics for Cars, Electronics & Medical Devices

Publish Date: October 18, 2016
Cars and other vehicles, as well as electronics and medical devices, continue to lead the use cases for the new plastics products we've been seeing, as engineers design products for tougher environments.

Composites Startup First To License ORNL's Fast, Cheap Carbon Fiber

Publish Date: October 13, 2016
LeMond Composites, founded by three-time Tour de France cycling champion Greg LeMond, is the first to license a new carbon fiber production method invented by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) that's faster, cheaper, and greener.

SpeedFoiler Looks to Break Catamaran Speed Records Using Carbon Composites

Publish Date: October 13, 2016
This month will mark the launch of the SpeedFoiler, a super-fast, ultra-lightweight foiling catamaran that can fly short distances over water faster than other foiling designs, in part because of its carbon composite materials.

Could Determined Hackers Change the Outcome of the Election?

Publish Date: October 12, 2016
It would be difficult and highly unlikely, but it's certainly possible for computer hackers to change the outcome of next month's presidential election, experts say.

8 New 3D Printing Materials Are Just in Time for Halloween

Publish Date: October 12, 2016
Our latest crop of 3D printing materials is mostly a collection of tough, strong, often heat-resistant filaments made for professional engineers and industrial products. Plus, most of them are black, just in time for Halloween!

Multiple Materials Challenge Adhesive Manufacturers

Publish Date: October 12, 2016
More and more assemblies are joining parts made of dissimilar materials in cars, planes, consumer electronics, and medical devices. Adhesive makers are stepping up to the challenge.

Hack-A-Jeep 101: Renowned Security Expert Will Explain How He Did It

Publish Date: October 10, 2016
Charlie Miller, whose hacking exploits on a Jeep Cherokee sparked a recall of 1.4 million Fiat Chrysler vehicles, will explain how he did it and why society needs to be aware of vehicle vulnerabilities at the upcoming ARM TechCon 2016 in Santa Clara, CA.

4D Printing Method Makes Shapes Fold Up Like Origami

Publish Date: October 10, 2016
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has developed new materials and process for 4D-printing shapes that are programmed to fold and unfold when heated or when electricity is applied.

How 3D Printing Can Be More Than Prototyping

Publish Date: September 29, 2016
How 3D printing fits into the digital thread, and the relationship between its uses for prototyping and for manufacturing, was the subject of a talk by Proto Labs' Rich Baker at last week's Design & Manufacturing Minneapolis.

A New Era for DSPs

Publish Date: September 28, 2016
Digital signal processors are gaining momentum in applications from voice activation to sports watches to holographic computing.