Scientists at Tufts University School of Engineering have created magnetic elastomeric composites that move in various ways when exposed to light, raising the probability that these materials could enable a broad range of products that perform simple-to-complex movements, from miniature engines and valves to solar arrays that tilt toward the sunlight.
The “from trash to treasure” concept is valid because food waste is transformed into garden fertilizer - could compost be used as more than a fertilizer?
Engineers at the Iowa State University have developed a novel smart, responsive material that is capable of stiffening up like a worked-out muscle.
A distinctive experimental instrument has been developed by army and MIT scientists to better investigate the durability of robust and high-performance polymeric materials with the ability to self-strengthen when they are subjected to high impact.
North Carolina State University Researchers have used the principles behind the formation of sandcastles from wet sand in order to achieve 3D printing of porous and flexible silicone rubber structures via a new technique capable of blending water with liquid and solid forms of silicone into a pasty ink that can be sent through a 3D printer.
Polymeric aerogels are nanoporous structures that combine a few highly desirable properties of materials, such as mechanical and strength flexibility. It is virtually impossible to optimize a substance thought to be the final frontier in lightweight materials.
Swan Chemical Inc. (SCI) continues to grow its rubber masterbatch and additive market presence with the addition of the Robac Technology product range.
A thermally conductive rubber material representing a breakthrough for developing stretchable, soft electronics and machines has been developed by Carmel Majidi and Jonathan Malen of Carnegie Mellon University.
Elastomers are used in numerous applications because of its superior material properties of resilience, elasticity, and thermal and electrical insulation.
Adhesive mechanisms can be observed in the natural world as seen in geckos and other animals that use it to walk upside down on the ceiling. These natural mechanisms have several benefits: for instance they are eternally strong adhesive - and without any residues or glues.