automotive · injection molding · Material technology · Thermoplastic

Solvay’s PPS materials pass ATF compatibility tests

Solvay has recently reported that their line on PPS resins that are sold under the trade name of Ryton® passed a wide variety of compatibility tests in most commonly used ATF fluids.
Ultra-low viscosity ATF fluids reduce CoF and help reduce frictional losses in a transmission system.

Climate change · New Technology · renewable energy

NASA’s fusion powered rocket prototype

In recent news NASA has disclosed that they are funding a startup that is working towards developing a working prototype for a fusion powered rocket.

Scientists revealed that they may have addressed a few key challenges in sustaining a fusion reaction.

3D printing · additive manufacturing · automotive · elastomer · Material technology · medical industry · New Technology

Latest developments in 3D printing of Silicone elastomer

Wacker’s ACEO technology utilizes Drop-On-Demand approach which delivers precise drops of silicone material which flow into each other, building a continuous layer, layer is then cured with a UV light. 

elastomer · Material technology · New Technology

High Performance elastomers for the Oil & Gas Industry

“Harsh” is the way James Walker describes the environments in the Oil & Gas industry they serve. Such applications require materials with exceptional performance characteristics to avoid a wide variety of catastrophic failures including Rapid Gas Decompression (RGD).

James Walker has recently reported that their Vermilion® Three has become the first and only elastomer to receive Shell TAT approval to Shell MESC SPE 85/301.

Automation · automotive · elastomer · General · Global trends · Industry 4.0 · manufacturing · medical industry · New Technology · Thermoplastic

Need a clean surface fast then use lasers

Laser cleaning operates by ablating a specific layer of material or substrate is uncovered through the removal of undesired layers or incoherent particle distributions. Laser cleaning process now has found a wide variety of uses ranging from Aerospace, Automotive, composite manufacturing, Medical and Pharmaceutical, etc. industries