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A must see landmark in Minneapolis

The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden opened in 1988 and is now open after the recent removation. It is also the home of the iconic Spoonbridge and Cherry. The sculpture garden exhibits over 40 collections from the Walker Art Center. For 2017 a few new sculptures are also added.

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