Tag: manufacturing

aluminum foam

Here’s Why the Next Titanic Should use Aluminum Foam

Russian researchers patented a new technology for producing an aluminum-based, unsinkable foam. The manufacturing world is facing some serious challenges. Modern realities dictate the need for innovative, useful products that consume less energy and have...
desktop metal

Are You Ready for 3D Printing to go Mainstream Thanks to Desktop Metal?

A Massachusetts-based company developed a new 3d metal printer that would be 100 times faster, and 10 times cheaper, than existing platforms. In the aviation, automobile, and shipbuilding industries, lighter parts mean reduced fuel consumption...
rees

How Rare Earth Elements (REEs) may Make Coal Important Again

Edgy Labs covers how rare earth elements (or REEs) may revive the American coal mining industry and increase U.S. competition with China. Rare earth elements (or REEs) are used in all modern electronics. From cell...
nylon fiber muscle

MIT Improves Nylon Fiber Muscle Technology

  If you've seen HBO's Westworld, you have taken a glimpse into the future of soft robotics. The idealized machines, who are, of course, played by real human actors, move with such alacrity it is hard...