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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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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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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An Alternative to PVD That Delivers Better Performance?

Written by Clayton Luz on Dec 22, 2016 9:55:46 AM

There's a new kid on the block in vapor deposition technology. The easily scalable, atmospheric-pressure process could become the preferred method for creating large-area thin-film and flexible devices.

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Software Adds Pressure Sensitivity to Any Phone Using Ultrasonics

Written by Clayton Luz on Jul 25, 2016 6:00:00 AM

A new software enables the body of any smartphone to sense force that would allow you to issue commands through your phone simply by squeezing it. For example, you could dial 911 by squeezing your smartphone in a certain pattern in your palm. Or, using a different pattern, turn the music on or flip a page on the screen.

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Samsung Electronics to Make Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 Chips

Written by Clayton Luz on Feb 22, 2016 10:04:22 AM

Last month Qualcomm announced that Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd will become the sole manufacturer of its new flagship mobile chip, the Snapdragon 820. The development signals the semiconductor giant’s first order with a foundry other than Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (TSMC) to make high-end chipsets. Taiwan-based TSMC, the world’s largest dedicated independent semiconductor foundry, counts Qualcomm, along with NVIDIA and Advanced Micro Devices, among its top customers.

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Novel Printing Method Uses Ultrasonic Technology to Print Objects

Written by Clayton Luz on Feb 18, 2016 9:43:47 AM

Three-dimensional (3D) printing techniques have quickly become some of the most widely used tools to rapidly design and build new components. A team of engineers at the University of Bristol has developed a new type of 3D printing that can print composite materials, which are used in many high-performance products such as tennis rackets, golf clubs and airplanes. This technology will soon enable a much greater range of things to be 3D printed at home and at low cost.

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Global Crane Market: Major Players Wheeling, Dealing

Written by Clayton Luz on Feb 16, 2016 6:00:00 AM

In the global crane industry, the economic meltdown of last decade increased cost of production and decreased the profit margin of many companies. The sluggish demand also posed a great threat to the small players, and some companies were diminished from the high competition of the top players with technological advancements, mainly in higher capacity cranes. All of this spurred market consolidation of the companies, products, services through acquisitions, joint ventures and collaborations.

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Hydraulic Pumps Help Make Foods Taste Fresher Longer

Written by Clayton Luz on Feb 15, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Many food manufacturers covet a cold pasteurization technique called high pressure processing (HPP) because it helps a product to maintain its original freshness throughout its shelf-life.

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Foxconn Taps India for $5 Billion Commitment to Build Factories

Written by Clayton Luz on Sep 2, 2015 4:03:00 AM

Foxconn, the world’s largest contract manufacturer of electronics by revenue, announced it will invest more than $5 billion within the next five years in the Indian state of Maharashtra.

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