The History of Spark Plasma Sintering and Other Advanced Sintering Technologies

Written by Margareth Gagliardi on Jun 28, 2018 10:00:00 AM

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Topics: Advanced Materials

Residential Roofing in North America: 3 Key Market Trends

Written by BCC Research Editorial on Jun 21, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Residential Roofing in North America

As the most important part of any shelter or building, roofing products must be chosen carefully. Roofing materials protect the outer layer of the roof from the elements, such as rain, hail, snow, sunlight, and living things, such as algae, microbes and wildlife. Roofing materials often depend on the region where the roof is being built, the climate and the structure’s purpose. Commonly used materials for roofing applications across the globe are asphalt shingle, wood shingle, metal roofing, roofing tile, slate and many others to conform to the needs of the residents.

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What is Smart Glass? The Technology and the Market

Written by Allie Miszewski on Jun 1, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Abstract-art-depthSmart glass technologies are making an impressive landing at airports nationwide, along with having an impact at numerous universities, homes, restaurants and even bars. Recently, View Dynamic Glass windows were tested at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. The glass manipulates the lighting and temperature within the terminal causing consumers *cough* passengers to feel more comfortable. Not only were passengers more comfortable in the Texas summer sun, they also spent more money before getting on their flights. Alcohol sales soared 80% after the installation of the new windows.

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The Market Definition of Optical Brighteners (OBAs)

Written by BCC Research Editorial on Mar 13, 2018 10:00:00 AM

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Metal 3D Printing NOT Reheating Old Ideas in a Microwave

Written by BCC Research Editorial on Feb 22, 2018 3:30:00 PM

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In the world of technology, 3D printing is a wildly promising frontier, and Desktop Metal is one of the greatest explorers/ innovators when it comes to metals. Earlier this month, the company announced a new software tool called “Live Parts” that simplifies generative design for 3D printing through advanced simulation and morphogenetic principles.

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A Touching Solution that Reduces Food Waste and Improves Food Safety

Written by Clayton Luz on Jan 30, 2018 10:00:00 AM

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Brands and retailers want to engage our senses, particularly with touch. Tactile techniques invite the consumer to interact with a product, delivering an experience that can stimulate demand for that product. The growing trend for tactile solutions has crossed into the food and beverage industry in, shall we say, a fresh manner?

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Commercial Roofing in North America: Key Market Trends

Written by BCC Research Editorial on Jan 25, 2018 1:30:00 PM

Extreme Weather, Labor Shortages, Sustainability and Data Integration to Impact Market Growth

FINAL_BCC Webinar-Commercial Roofing.jpgThe North American Commercial Roofing market is currently estimated at $4.5 billion and growing steadily (3-5% annually). In a member-exclusive webinar on January 18, 2018, BCC Research analyst John Barrett gave an update to the June 2017 report Commercial Roofing Materials: The North American Market where he overviewed the market and described the most important factors impacting growth across the continent.

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Hydrogel and Kevlar: Bulletproof Materials Could Replace Cartilage

Written by Clayton Luz on Dec 8, 2017 2:15:39 PM
BulletProof Materials.jpgMore than 30 million people in the United States suffer from osteoarthritis (OA), the most common type of arthritis. The damage or breakdown of joint cartilage between bones mostly causes OA, which is sometime called degenerative joint disease or “wear and tear” arthritis.
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$20 Magnet Performs Like $200K Magnet, Thanks to New Technique

Written by Clayton Luz on Nov 21, 2017 2:30:00 PM
Magnets Performances.jpgResearchers have developed a technique that uses low-cost magnets to precisely control the structure of self-assembled polymers. The discovery signals a huge savings boon in terms of magnetic materials; now scientists can achieve the same level of structural control using a $20 magnet purchased at a hobby store instead of a high-field magnet costing $200,000.
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Flying the Friendly Skies at Mach 5: PM Coating Possibilities

Written by Clayton Luz on Nov 15, 2017 11:00:00 AM
AVM007NBlogImage.jpegA new kind of ceramic coating could revolutionize hypersonic travel for air, space and defense purposes. Imagine traveling at Mach 5 (3,800 mph, 6,125 km/h) or above, which is at least five times faster than the speed of sound. (So what if your luggage gets lost? It’ll show up on the next hypersonic craft before you realize it’s missing.) Alas, it’s just a dream. When moving at such velocity, the intense heat generated by air and gas in the atmosphere can seriously damage an aircraft or projectile’s structural integrity. Temperatures hitting the aircraft can reach 3,000 °C (5,400° F).
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