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Anodizing Pen

Currently, an IBISWorld report assesses that the services of electroplating, plating, polishing, anodizing, and coloring of metals account for almost one third of the $23.8 billion revenue in the US m...
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Brandon Behringer, Allen Rocha | T190058US01

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3-D Printer for High Quality, Large-Scale Metal Parts

Despite recent advances in additive manufacturing, especially rapid plastic prototyping, there is still a need for better 3-D metal printers. Current techniques are relatively slow and not up to the t...
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Thomas (Rock) Mackie, Brandon Walker | P150236US01

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More Efficient Laminate Analysis

Lamination includes various techniques of manufacturing materials in multiple layers or ‘plies.’ Laminates are commonly used in the automotive, aerospace, medical and consumer industries. A simple...
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Vadim Shapiro, Goldy Kumar | P140408US01

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Environmentally Green Glue

Formaldehyde-based adhesives have been used to make interior plywood and particle board for decades. These synthetic adhesives, which are derived from petroleum, are inexpensive and perform well. Howe...
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Srinivasan Damodaran, Dani Zhu | P130276US02

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Dielectric Sensor for Stress and Strain Detection

Load bearing structures experience stresses and/or strains that deform the material from which they are made. Regardless of a building component’s size, exposure to or tolerance for stress and s...
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Yuri Shkel, Ho Young Lee, Yiyan Peng | P08252US

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Dynamic Predictor Improves Machine Control

Articulated mechanisms, such as walking robots or robotic arms, can be understood as a set of rigid links connected to each other by joints. The joints are put into motion using motors, sensors that i...
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Paul Milenkovic | P130307US01

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Radial 3-D Printer for Improved Prototyping Efficiency

3-D printing, or rapid prototyping, makes use of additive manufacturing to produce a 3-D object. Additive manufacturing is the transformation of a virtual design into a physical object by creating suc...
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Thomas (Rock) Mackie, Nathan Patterson, Benjamin Cox, Nathan Schumacher, George Petry | P120012US01

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Structural Reinforcement Using Composite Strips

It is often necessary to repair and strengthen concrete structures to extend their lifetimes or provide rapid repairs during extenuating circumstances. A common repair method uses adhesive to bond thi...
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Anthony Lamanna, Lawrence Bank | P00096US

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