Materials

State-of-the-Art Upgrades For Older Metrology Equipment

Few pieces of equipment in your shop are going to prove as durable as your coordinate measuring machine; its body experiences little wear and tearif you load and unload properly and it has not been transported, or was transported by experts. You still see instruments in use from the 1990s and you may even have one yourself, as they can ...

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Why you should Recycle Printer Cartridges

What do you usually do with the used up printer ink cartridges? Well, 8 out of every 10 people throw the used cartridges in the dustbin. You do that too, don’t you? You shouldn’t. Read ahead to find out why: Printer cartridges are made of a complex combination of plastics, metals, foams and chemicals that can probably take up to ...

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Bionic Building Materials Allow Buildings To Open And Close

Flectofin

When it comes to futuristic technology buildings are one of the most impressive mediums of displaying this type of technology. Today we're checking out a new bionic material that allows buildings to open and close like flowers that bloom. Flectofin is a material based upon the Bird of Paradise flower. The material has been around for approximately a year and just received the first ever Gips-Schüle Research Prize.

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