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Double-duty textile could warm or cool

Double-duty textile could warm or cool
Stanford researchers have developed a reversible fabric that, without expending effort or energy, keeps skin a comfortable temperature whatever the weather. In a paper published in Science Advances, a team led by Yi Cui, professor of materials science and engineering, created a double-sided fabric based on the same material as everyday kitchen wrap. Their fabric can either warm or cool the wearer, depending which side faces out.
13th November 2017

Fast curing adhesive bonds SMDs on to circuit boards

Fast curing adhesive bonds SMDs on to circuit boards
Global supplier of industrial RTV silicones, adhesives, sealants, encapsulants, conformal coatings, tapes, casting and mould making materials, Techsil, has launched a new fast curing epoxy adhesive Structalit 5610 from manufacturers Panacol. This adhesive is specially designed for bonding Surface Mounted Devices (SMDs) on to circuit boards. Due to its high viscosity the adhesive is well-suited for screen printing.
9th November 2017

Quantum materials enable route to 3D electronic devices

Quantum materials enable route to 3D electronic devices
Researchers have shown how the principles of general relativity open the door to novel electronic applications such as a three-dimensional electron lens and electronic invisibility devices. In a study funded by the Academy of Finland, Aalto University researchers Alex Westström and Teemu Ojanen propose a method to go beyond special relativity and simulate Einstein's theory of general relativity in inhomogeneous Weyl semimetals.
8th November 2017


It's plastic and it's fantastic!

It's plastic and it's fantastic!
You know that material plastic? It’s fantastic… in terms of design that is. It is cheap, durable and light - it is the doyen of packaging, the king of all our white goods and the magic ingredient in everything from shampoo to cosmetics. Guest piece written by Terry O’Reilly, Manager, NT CADCAM.
8th November 2017

Smart paper conducts electricity and detects water

Smart paper conducts electricity and detects water
In cities and large-scale manufacturing plants, a water leak in a complicated network of pipes can take tremendous time and effort to detect, as technicians must disassemble many pieces to locate the problem. The American Water Works Association indicates that nearly a quarter-million water line breaks occur each year in the U.S., costing public water utilities about $2.8 billion annually.
7th November 2017

Making glass invisible: a nanoscience-based disappearing act

Making glass invisible: a nanoscience-based disappearing act
If you have ever watched television in anything but total darkness or used a computer while sitting underneath overhead lighting or near a window, you have experienced a major nuisance of modern display screens: glare. Most of today’s electronics devices are equipped with glass or plastic covers for protection against dust, moisture, and other environmental contaminants, but light reflection from these surfaces can make information displayed on the screens difficult to see.
7th November 2017

Artificial intelligence aids materials fabrication

Artificial intelligence aids materials fabrication
In recent years, research efforts such as the Materials Genome Initiative and the Materials Project have produced a wealth of computational tools for designing new materials useful for a range of applications, from energy and electronics to aeronautics and civil engineering. But developing processes for producing those materials has continued to depend on a combination of experience, intuition, and manual literature reviews.
6th November 2017

Superior adhesive performance discovered in plasma surface treatment

Superior adhesive performance discovered in plasma surface treatment
In recent work conducted by engineers at Intertronics’ partners Relyon Plasma, it has been demonstrated that the substantial increases in bond strength achievable with the use of plasma surface treatment, can improve adhesion on many substrates, including those which are seen as difficult to bond. Plasma surface treatment can enable otherwise impractical bonds and improve assembly performance, while saving time and money in the concept-to-market cycle.
6th November 2017

The answer to upcoming aerosol restrictions

The answer to upcoming aerosol restrictions
Have no fear the Techspray Vortex 360° is here, which is the answer for companies facing the restriction on technical aerosols using HFCs with a Global Warming Potential (GWP) greater than 15, which comes into effect on 1st January 2018. The EU F-Gas Regulation (517/2014) controls the use and emissions of fluorinated greenhouse gases, and will prevent many of the currently used aerosol dusters from being put on the market after that date.
3rd November 2017

e-textiles offer protection for soldiers and emergency personnel

e-textiles offer protection for soldiers and emergency personnel
New technology that harnesses electronic signals in a smart fabric could lead to advanced hazardous-material gear that protects against toxic chemicals, according to research from Dartmouth College. The advancement could have big implications for the military, emergency service personnel and other workers that rely on "haz-mat" protection to perform their work and keep others safe.
1st November 2017


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