Insights from BCC Research

Forklift Truck Industry Helps Lift U.S. Economy

Written by Clayton Luz on Jul 25, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Forklift Truck Industry.jpgAmerica’s commerce moves on forklift trucks. So it seems. Just about every product sold in this country is touched by a forklift at one time or another. From manufacturing and warehouse operations to shipping and receiving depots, lift trucks load and unload the goods and materials of our lives.

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Topics: Manufacturing

New Ultrasonic Probe Tests Zinc Thickness in 450°C Molten Metal

Written by Clayton Luz on Jul 12, 2017 10:00:00 AM

In the nondestructive testing (NDT) equipment and services industry, methods are employed to monitor the integrity of the structure through its life. These NDT methods supplement other techniques, which can be applied without interruption to normal operation of a structure or a machine. Known as condition monitoring, these techniques represent continuous progress in the development and application of NDT methods.

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Topics: Manufacturing

Black Pellet Plant Offers New, Sustainable Income Stream for Power Plants

Written by Clayton Luz on Mar 14, 2017 10:30:00 AM

Over the last decade, increased interest in the use of alternative fuels, including biomass and solar energy, has translated into increased boiler research and development in these categories. Recent advances include deployment of new or updated utility-scale designs for concentrating solar arrays that feed boilers, as well as advances in coal/biomass co-firing and biomass-only firing for both utility-scale and industrial-scale processes.

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Topics: Manufacturing

Chemical Vapor Deposition Process Grows Versatile 2-D Material

Written by Clayton Luz on Feb 28, 2017 10:30:00 AM

Researchers have produced a 2-D material called tungsten ditelluride, which they believe can have different properties instead of one, a dynamic known as topological electronic states.

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Topics: Manufacturing