Insights from BCC Research

UV LED Curing Technology Earns 2017 Technical Innovation Award

Posted by Clayton Luz on Oct 18, 2017 10:00:00 AM
A product that combines UV LED curing technology with low migration food compliant chemistry has earned its company the Flexographic Technical Association’s Technical Innovation Award.
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Topics: Advanced Materials

‘Impossible Burger’ Showcases Growing Market for Xanthan Gum

Posted by Jeff Schmerker on Oct 12, 2017 10:00:06 AM

Coming to a restaurant near you—a meatless hamburger that “bleeds.”

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Topics: Advanced Materials

Graphite Anode Technology For Use In Li-ion-Based Energy Storage

Posted by Clayton Luz on Aug 30, 2017 11:00:00 AM
Australian companies have found numerous mines in various countries in Africa, extending from Madagascar to Mozambique to Tanzania. The proximity of these mines to the ports and the availability of low-cost labor have attracted some companies seeking to fuel advancements in graphite anode technology for use in lithium-ion-based energy storage.
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Topics: Advanced Materials

Metal 3D Printing NOT Reheating Old Ideas in a Microwave

Posted by BCC Research Editorial on Aug 23, 2017 10:00:00 AM

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Chris Spivey, senior editor at BCC Research, offers his take on the future of metal printing technologies with a Q&A from Ric Fulop, CEO and co-founder of Desktop Metal. 

I like pretty much every aspect of lasers — insanely fast, can be controlled to ridiculous accuracy and located within a molecule of precision. But laser power typically comes at a high energy cost, and reconfiguring beam control electronics and software is byzantine even by condensed matter physics standards. Although far and above the dominant approach for metal printing, lasers may be more Circean than certain for the future of 3-D metal printing applications.

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Topics: Advanced Materials