MIND OF METAL: A QUICK REVIEW OF ‘TRADITIONAL VS ADDITIVE’

Traditional versus Additive manufacturing. What's the difference? Which one is better? This entry presents an fun, in-depth look at these questions through the eyes of two semi-fictitious industrial machine-tooling and sales companies who decide to produce the same product. Both…

MIND OF METAL: MARAGING STEELS

What...is a maraging steel?Maraging steel propertiesGrades of maraging steelMaraging steel usesAdditive manufacturing and maraging steelDesign considerations for 3D printing maraging steel The Lunar Explorartion Module made use of maraging steel arresting hooks. The lunar rover similarly made use of maraging…

POLYPROPYLENE: THERMOPLASTIC WORKHORSE

Pill containers. Plastic furniture. Containers for cleaning fluids. Rubbermaid storage bins.Since its origins in 1951, polypropylene (PPE) has become one of the most common thermoplastics, accounting for over 22% of global plastic production (73.7 million tonnes of 330 million tonnes)…