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First Ever Kanthal Award 2015 Goes to Arcelor Mittal for Innovative Use of Kanthal APMT™ Rollers

First Ever Kanthal Award 2015 Goes to Arcelor Mittal for Innovative Use of Kanthal APMT™ Rollers

The first ever Kanthal Award 2015 goes to Arcelor Mittal for their innovative use of Kanthal APMT™ rollers. By excluding water cooling in the process Arcelor Mittal has managed to significantly reduce energy consumption, thereby contributing to a sustainable reduction in energy use. The prize was presented at the Thermprocess Exhibition in Dusseldorf. [More]
London's Design Museum Presents Design of the Year 2015 Award to Wyss Institute's Human Organs-on-Chips

London's Design Museum Presents Design of the Year 2015 Award to Wyss Institute's Human Organs-on-Chips

Human organs-on-chips designed by scientists at the Wyss Institute, Harvard University, have received the overall Design of the Year 2015 Award, the most prestigious design award in the UK. The award was presented at the Design of the Year awards ceremony, which was held on June 22, 2015 at the Design Museum of London. This event marks the 8th annual awards and museum expo. [More]
MTI Systems Adds Automatic 3D CAD Feature Recognition to Cost Estimating Software

MTI Systems Adds Automatic 3D CAD Feature Recognition to Cost Estimating Software

Today, MTI Systems Inc., a leading developer of cost estimating software solutions for manufacturers, announced the release of Costimator® With 3DFX, an automated feature recognition (AFR) function that recognizes CAD features and their parameters from solid models. 3DFX provides estimators complete control over features they “extract” and import into Costimator for estimating. [More]
New Research into a Silicon Quantum Dot-Based White-Blue LED Could Provide the Next Generation of Lighting

New Research into a Silicon Quantum Dot-Based White-Blue LED Could Provide the Next Generation of Lighting

Researchers from Hiroshima University have developed a Si quantum dot (QD)-based hybrid inorganic/organic light-emitting diode (LED) which exhibits white-blue electroluminescence. [More]
Shape Memory Composite Helps Design Customisable Footwear for Women

Shape Memory Composite Helps Design Customisable Footwear for Women

A consortium of EU-funded project Demo ShopInstantShoe has developed a novel modifiable female shoe using a unique memory shape composite consisting of Nitinol material and leather. [More]
MIT Researchers Explore Spider Silk to Design High Strength Low Density Materials

MIT Researchers Explore Spider Silk to Design High Strength Low Density Materials

Spider silk has been widely researched for its superior material properties and attractive structure. It is known to be stronger than steel. MIT researchers in particular have explored its uniqueness to enable the probable creation of artificial resources capable of imitating natural silk’s amazing properties. [More]
Intrado Hydrogen Powered Crossover Car Wins JEC 2015 Jury Prize

Intrado Hydrogen Powered Crossover Car Wins JEC 2015 Jury Prize

The JEC 2015 Jury Prize was awarded in Paris to Hyundai and chassis design partner Axon Automotive (part of Far-UK Ltd.) for the Intrado hydrogen powered crossover car. Two advanced composites materials developed by Scott Bader are used to manufacture the super-lightweight carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) car chassis. The vacuum infused chassis components for this new Intrado concept vehicle use Axon Automotive’s highly innovative Axontex TM structural beam technology, which has Crestapol® 1250LV as the specified high performance acrylic thermoset resin. [More]
Dow Corning Create Silastic® Fluorosilicone Elastomers with Improved Thermal Stability for Automotive Applications

Dow Corning Create Silastic® Fluorosilicone Elastomers with Improved Thermal Stability for Automotive Applications

Dow Corning, a leading company in silicon-based technology, silcone and innovation, has launched a major new enhancement to its Silastic® Fluorosilicone Rubber (FSR) portfolio at the SAE 2015 World Congress (booth 507). [More]
VTT Enables Large-Scale Implementation of Foam Forming Technology

VTT Enables Large-Scale Implementation of Foam Forming Technology

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, along with an international industrial consortium, has been involved in a 2.5 year project to promote the implementation of foam forming technology on a large scale. [More]
Disney Researchers Build Soft Objects Using Layered Fabric 3D Printer

Disney Researchers Build Soft Objects Using Layered Fabric 3D Printer

3D printed objects from our layered fabric 3D printer: (a) printed fabric Stanford bunny, (b) printed Japanese sunny doll with two materials, (c) printed touch sensor, (d) printed cellphone case with an embedded conductive fabric coil for wireless power reception. [More]