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What do rocket engines, ink-jet printers, and emphysema treatments all have in common? They all rely on spray processes known as atomization: the controlled fragmentation of a liquid stream into smaller droplets or particles. More than 21,000 U.S. companies—employing more than 2.5 million people and producing more than $1.91 trillion

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Materials research cannot progress without a way for researchers to access and use existing materials data. Since its inception over six years ago, the Materials Genome Initiative (MGI) for Global Competitiveness has facilitated a number of technical accomplishments that rely on data sharing and analysis. Now, The Minerals, Metals, &

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In the past decade, researchers have made significant efforts to synthesize and isolate atomic-scale energy materials structures with vastly enhanced performance. Such technological improvements lead to greater energy savings, lower energy costs, and carbon emission reductions. Two materials, in particular, continue to receive a lot of attention in the news:

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Last week, President Obama announced the launch of a new regional manufacturing institute as part of the growing National Network for Manufacturing (NNMI). Like the other Institutes for Manufacturing Innovation (IMI) that aim to accelerate the development and adoption of advanced manufacturing technologies, the new Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing

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Much of the discussion about 3-D printing is focused on it being a game-changer for the manufacturing sector, and I have written about how these technologies will revolutionize the manufacturing landscape. However, the advancement of 3-D printing technologies will also carry implications for transforming homes across the world. Whether the

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I’ve been doing a lot of work in the area of additive manufacturing (also referred to as 3-D printing) recently due to our current work with Penn State University on the Consortium for Additive Manufacturing Materials (CAMM). CAMM’s efforts focus on developing new materials that are specifically tailored for additive

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Have you ever pondered what transportation will look like in the next several decades? Researchers are developing the technological precursors for systems that resemble futuristic science fiction inventions. Some technologies are still being conceptualized, while others are inching closer to the stages of commercialization. Nevertheless, all designers have three common

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Our nation’s manufacturing workforce needs to close what’s typically called the “skills gap.” The gap identifies a discrepancy between skills needed in the manufacturing industry and what’s available in the workforce, and it’s a threat to our global competitiveness. In 2013, the issue of the manufacturing skills gap took precedence

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Jared Kosters

Last month, the Department of Defense (DoD) issued a Request for Information (RFI) to develop the technical focus areas that will frame future Institutes for Manufacturing Innovation (IMI). Each IMI is built around a specific manufacturing technology, and together the Institutes aim to make the U.S. globally competitive by revitalizing

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