MIND OF METAL: SURVEY TIME!

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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)…

THE DEVIL’S IN THE DIFFERENCES: ‘TRADITIONAL VS ADDITIVE’ MANUFACTURING

This is an account of two industrial machine-tooling and sales companies and how they each choose to produce the same new product. Both make intelligent and strategic choices. Yet those choices are very different -- because the two companies and…