The company has expanded its additive manufacturing material capabilities to support metal 3-D printing of complex high-hardness parts and the ability to customize properties layer-by-layer through “gradient material design.”
While the newer fiber laser and solid-state lasers offer distinct advantages, it is not time to close the book on the venerable CO2 laser, especially for high-volume, precision powertrain components. An attachment from Advanced Nozzles eliminates expensive helium, making the cost-benefit ratio even better for precision CO2 welding applications.
Zyvex Technologies announces the Zyvex Nanotube Technology, a polymer-modified carbon nanotube additive for a range of host matrices including epoxies, elastomers, thermoplastics, rubber blends, and more.
All 40 cars in the world's first all-electric racing circuit run a standardized powertrain, but the uniformity ends in the 2015/2016 season when each carbon fiber/aluminum monocoque chassis FIA Formula E racecar can be fitted with a unique electric powertrain.