Citations with the tag: MATERIALISM
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- Materials progress: Forming/processing.
// Advanced Materials & Processes; Aug96, Vol. 150 Issue 2, p18
Describes several materials forming processes. Injection-die molded plastic pultrusions; Nickel-base castings; Rapid prototyping of stainless steel types.
- Materials Week evolves to meet member needs for annual...
Weir, Margaret M. // Advanced Materials & Processes; Oct96, Vol. 150 Issue 4, p43
Focuses on the Materials Week '96, sponsored by ASM and TMS. Information on the event; Input into ASM Vision 2001; Indepth look at the event; Contact points.
- Big chapter turnout marks ASM Leadership Days '96.
Weir, Margaret M. // Advanced Materials & Processes; Oct96, Vol. 150 Issue 4, p55
Focuses on the turnout of chapters at the 1996 ASM Leadership Days. Comments from Jeff Marksthaler of the Oregon Chapter; Listing of chapters who participated in the event; Indepth look at the event.
- INDUSTRIAL MATERIALS for the FUTURE.
Wessel, James K.; Long, William G. // Advanced Materials & Processes; Jun2003, Vol. 161 Issue 6, p55
Focuses on the development of advanced industrial materials in the United States. Program of the United States Department of Energy; Nickel aluminides.
- Materials & supplies.
Wessel, James K.; Long, William G. // Adhesives & Sealants Industry; Feb98, Vol. 5 Issue 1, p98
Gives information on a variety of materials and supplies in relation to adhesive. Details on a range of proprietary metal organic adhesion promoters for SB and 2K systems; Information on the D.E.R. 353 liquid epoxy resin, which was developed by Dow Chemical Company; Detailed information on the...
- The seaweed solution.
Dutton, Geoffrey // Boys' Life; Sep93, Vol. 83 Issue 9, p16
Introduces a new material, SEAgel, a foamy solid made from seaweed. How SEAgel may be the lightest solid on the planet; What SEAgel can be used for.
Hotter, David S. // Machine Design; 06/05/97, Vol. 69 Issue 11, p77
Looks at the advances being made with materials in the United States focusing on the use of plastics. Increase in the use of aluminum; Design goals being pursued by metal producers.
- Materials science.
Liebson, Steven H. // EDN; 7/20/95, Vol. 40 Issue 15, p9
Editorial. Accounts author's experiences on the importance of looking after the nonelectronic aspects of materials in one's household. Failure of inferior thermostats; Rusting of cable linking the garage door to counterbalance springs; Falling apart of a portable PC's trackball.
- Slick paint gives graffiti the brushoff.
Hecht, J. // New Scientist; 4/11/92, Vol. 134 Issue 1816, p21
Reveals that an American chemical company has developed a nonstick coating based on molecules akin to soap. Material as the first which can be sprayed or brushed on; Uses; Description of material; How the coatings were tested.
- Ask Uly.
Hecht, J. // Odyssey; Jan97, Vol. 6 Issue 1, p40
Provides information on aerogel. Discovery of the material in the 1930s; Uses; Atomic structure; Application of aerogels in astronomy.
- Biological and synthetic hierarchical composites.
Baer, Eric; Hiltner, Anne // Physics Today; Oct92, Vol. 45 Issue 10, p60
Discusses efforts of the creators of high-performance synthetic composites to emulate nature by designing materials that are optimized for their ultimate functions on every scale from the molecular to the macroscopic scale. Lessons learned from biosystems and comparisons with the state of the...
- Reinforced PBT/ASA substitutes for PBT.
Baer, Eric; Hiltner, Anne // Plastics Technology; Jan96, Vol. 42 Issue 1, p13
Presents information on Ultradur S a glass-filled alloy of PBT, ASA and PET. BASF Corporation Plastic Materials, Mount Olive, in New Jersey. Description; Functions.
- Lighter than air.
Stover, Dawn // Popular Science; Oct92, Vol. 241 Issue 4, p28
States that researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California have concocted an all-natural material that could replace balsa wood in many applications. Details on SEAgel, or Safe Emulsion Agar gel, a lighter-than-air solid material derived from seaweed.
- Instant petrified wood?
DiChristina, Mariette; McCafferty, Phil // Popular Science; Oct92, Vol. 241 Issue 4, p56
Reports on research being conducted on hardwood floors at the Advanced Ceramic Materials Lab at the University of Washington in Seattle. Researchers are making wood-ceramic composites that are 20 to 120 percent harder than regular wood--and significantly less brittle than ceramics alone.
- The light stuff.
Chaikin, Andrew // Popular Science; Feb93, Vol. 242 Issue 2, p72
Reports on a new class of materials that are the lightest solids known and could be used for everything from silencing submarines to insulating refrigerators. Research done on aerogels by Steven Kistler, Arlon Hunt, Lawrence Hrubesh and others; Problems with mass-production; Applications.
- Composite cars coming?
Langreth, Robert; McCosh, Dan // Popular Science; May93, Vol. 242 Issue 5, p30
Reports that several companies have demonstrated a method of filling a closed mold with glass fibers automatically--a manufacturing technique that until recently, had to be done by hand. New robotic machine for molding fiberglass at Owens-Corning's laboratory in Battice, Belgium; Applications...
- First everlasting alloy.
A.F.; Stover, Dawn // Popular Science; Jul93, Vol. 243 Issue 1, p31
Discusses a new alloy made of zirconium, palladium and ruthenium, invented by Richard M. Waterstrat of the National Institute of Standards and Technology's research center. How the alloy, under stress, actually increases its ability to resist further deformation and fracture; Possible applications.
- Lighter weight composites.
Stepler, Richard; McCosh, Dan // Popular Science; Jul93, Vol. 243 Issue 1, p36
Reports that in a first for the US auto industry, a Big Three research consortium was awarded its first patent recently for a manufacturing process that simplifies and reduces the weight of structural composite components. Development by the Automotive Composites Consortium; How the new process...
- All that glitters is not chrome.
Fritz, Sandy // Popular Science; Nov93, Vol. 243 Issue 5, p55
Reports on a new plating surface that is more durable than chrome and less harmful to the environment. Developed by Western Forge, a maker of Craftsman tools for Sears, and Ethone-OMI, a New Haven Conn. chemistry laboratory; The conventional chrome-plating process; Cobalt-alloy bath replaces...
- Materials products.
Fritz, Sandy // R&D Magazine; Mar94, Vol. 36 Issue 4, p32
Presents materials products. Product description; Metal/composite gears from Intech; Ultrasound products from Valpey-Fisher; Diamond sheets from Lockheed Missiles and Space Co.; Ceramic powders from Seattle Specialty Ceramics.
Fritz, Sandy // Science World; 10/4/96, Vol. 53 Issue 3, p22
Answers a question on strongest material found on Earth. Diamonds as hardest material; Wood and hard plastic for tensile strength and toughness.
- Wood-reinforced plastic.
Babyak, Richard J. // Appliance Manufacturer; Mar1993, Vol. 41 Issue 3, p84
Reports on a type of composite material discovered by a team of chemists at the University of Detroit. Utilization of wood fiber as reinforcement for plastic; Cost-effective alternative; Comparable support capacity for plastic,wood, and glass fiber; Work with monomers and various woods;...
- Techno mart: Materials.
Babyak, Richard J. // Rubber World; May94, Vol. 210 Issue 2, p48
Reports on the availability of materials for industrial use. Includes Dyna-Purge purging compound from Shuman Plastics; Aerosol spray technology for molding applications from Frekote Mold Release Products; Synthetic rubber from Du Pont; Urethane release agent from George Mann & Company.
- The fall of fun.
Atlas, James // New Yorker; 11/18/96, Vol. 72 Issue 35, p62
Narrates a middle-aged writer's sadness over the apparent loss of the thrill in having fun in the face of the materially connected society of the United States. Parties during the 1960s; Business as a form of socializing in Europe; Money culture of the 1990s; Hostility to pleasure due to health...
- The discovery of money.
Atlas, James // Newsweek; 10/20/86, Vol. 108 Issue 17, p58
Opinion. Journalists claim that materialism is rising and values are changing, and pursue stories about wealth, claiming they're `news.' History, however, shows American preoccupation with money and achievement is nothing new. But watching how others get rich appeals to our longing and...
- Consortium efforts could lead to improvements in glass and ceramics.
Atlas, James // Ceramic Industry; May98, Vol. 148 Issue 5, p1
Reports that an elite group of companies in the United States is partnering with the government to develop a technology that can alter chemical and physical characteristics of a material's surface. Implications for manufacturing industry; Effect of `plasma source ion implantation' (PSII) on...
- What's harder than diamond?
Bradley, David // New Scientist; 3/20/93, Vol. 137 Issue 1865, p22
Reports on research into the development of superhard materials which materials scientists now believe should be possible. How these substances could be used; How scientists are trying to design superhard materials; Skepticism over the development of these materials.
- Give me your TV, your vacation home.
Dortch, Shannon // American Demographics; Oct96, Vol. 18 Issue 10, p27
Focuses on Americans' growing materialism. Results of a survey conducted in 1994; Percentage of adults saying selected material items are part of the good life.
- From C-130 armor to golf clubs.
Dornheim, Michael A. // Aviation Week & Space Technology; 4/19/93, Vol. 138 Issue 16, p15
Speculates on a manufacturing process developed by Lawrence Livermore Laboratory for a ceramic and metal composite that has potential applications for golf club heads and computer discs. The process binds boron carbide particles in an aluminum matrix resulting in a hardness six times stiffer...
- The Malibu plan.
Stein, B.J. // American Spectator; Mar1991, Vol. 24 Issue 3, p24
Offers the author's observations about the consequences of excessive materialism. Bankruptcy plan; Further satirical commentary.
- Environmentally-friendly styrofoam?
Stein, B.J. // Mother Earth News; Dec91/Jan92, Issue 129, p18
Comments on a material called Eco-Foam, which looks and performs exactly like its Styrofoam counterpart but is made of 95 percent cornstarch. Disposal methods; Information on Eco-Foam distributors.
- Mineral-based machinable media.
Jordan, John M.,; Bradbury, Johanna L., // Modern Machine Shop; Jun97, Vol. 70 Issue 1, p315
Features Kindt-Collins Co.'s Rayite 100 machinable media for prototyping, mold and pattern making, CNC machine testing and tooling aids.
- Japanese composite research.
Jordan, John M.,; Bradbury, Johanna L., // Aviation Week & Space Technology; 8/3/92, Vol. 137 Issue 5, p13
Says Japan's Ministry of International Trade and Industry plans to spend $240 million over the next six years researching applications of lightweight composite materials to a next-generation supersonic transport. Applications of co-cured composites in both airframes and powerplants will be...
- MITI develops improved high-temperature materials.
Dornheim, Michael A. // Aviation Week & Space Technology; 8/17/92, Vol. 137 Issue 7, p54
Describes the eight year basic materials development program being sponsored by Japan's Ministry of International Trade and Industry which is aimed at raising the operating point of high-temperature composites by 300C (540F) and improving the strength and melting point of intermetallic...
- Match-and-mix materials.
Dornheim, Michael A. // Futurist; Jan/Feb93, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p8
Announces the creation of a strong new material that fuses a metal on one side, ceramic on the other, and a mixture of the two in the middle. Reported in `Look Japan' magazine; Used by Nippon Steel and others; How the FGMs (functionally gradient materials) work; Uses.
Dornheim, Michael A. // Wood & Wood Products; Jul97, Vol. 102 Issue 8, p197
Presents information on the features of the finishing materials. What are the features of these materials; How dangerous can some of they be if inhaled; Description of their usage.
- Peewee plumbing.
Dane, Abe; Pope, Greg // Popular Mechanics; Feb93, Vol. 170 Issue 2, p20
States that Air Force engineers at Phillips Laboratories have developed a process for making tubes as tiny as 1/200th the width of a human hair. Details of the process.
- Shape-memory phenomena.
Golestaneh, Ahmad A. // Physics Today; Apr84, Vol. 37 Issue 4, p62
The martensite transformation, first noticed in steels in the 19th C, gives materials properties that depend on their histories and that allow them to recover earlier shapes after apparently plastic deformation. INSET: shape-memory alloys. References..
- Molten wood.
Golestaneh, Ahmad A. // Discover; Dec92, Vol. 13 Issue 12, p24
Discusses composite materials which are pervasive, but neither cheap nor recyclable. Characteristics of composite materials; Characteristics of fibrewood; Key ingredients in fibrewood making it cheap and recyclable; Nothing has been made of fiberwood so far.
- Surface-modified rubber a boon for the environment.
Golestaneh, Ahmad A. // R&D Magazine; Sep95, Vol. 37 Issue 10, p58
Introduces the Vistamer R, a surface-modified rubber which was developed by Bernard Bauman of Composite Particles Incorporated. Components of the product; Advantages of the product; identification of the inventor of this product.
Golestaneh, Ahmad A. // Appliance Manufacturer; Jul94, Vol. 42 Issue 7, p64
Features various engineering materials. Includes E-A-R Specialty Composites' electronic-grade cellular urethane; The Magni Group Inc.'s water-based epoxy; Dymax Corp.'s UV cure conformal coatings; BASF Corp.'s transparent MABS resin.
- Smart ways to treat materials.
Coghlan, Andy // New Scientist; 7/4/92, Vol. 135 Issue 1828, p26
Reports on advances made on smart materials that are able to respond as if they were part of a living organism. Research on smart materials can be divided into two camps; Areas where they could be used; Medical uses. INSET: 1: Flying starts for smart materials.;2: Materials smart....
- Keeping things organ-ized.
Coghlan, Andy // Science Teacher; Dec92, Vol. 59 Issue 9, p10
Discusses the development of a material for the prevention of post-operative adhesions, a polyethylene glycol-based liquid. Poured on tissue surrounding the site of the surgical procedure; Maintains a slippery barrier between organs; No post-operative adhesions occur; The gel biodegrades after a...
- The mother of all pearls.
Clery, D. // New Scientist; 3/28/92, Vol. 133 Issue 1814, p25
Reports on research into the use of organisms to produce thin coatings which are tougher than any synthetic ceramic and microscopic magnets that could be used in tiny machines. The process is called biomimetics; Work by Mehmet Sarikaya, University of Washington; Richard Frankel, California...
- Wood + plastic = fiberwood.
Clery, D. // Science Teacher; Nov92, Vol. 59 Issue 8, p12
Discusses one of the newest composite materials to come out of the chemistry lab, `fiberwood.' Combinations of wood and plastic that are water resistant, as strong as heavy-duty plastics, recyclable, and biodegradable; Market in many industrial and household products; Car fenders and bumpers;...
- How to avoid the downside of Westside wealth.
Clery, D. // Daily Variety; 12/1/2011, Vol. 313 Issue 42, p22
The article offers information on materialism, and to protect their children from materialism, some parents of Westside, in Los Angeles, California keep them in a gilded cage.
- Living in a material world.
Barton, R. Ruth // Today's Christian Woman; May/June97, Vol. 19 Issue 3, p62
Focuses on the unsatiable desire of man for material things. Facing the truth about materialism; Expectations on life; Finding the source of discontent; Balanced perspective of things.
- Materials business.
Barton, R. Ruth // Advanced Materials & Processes; Apr97, Vol. 151 Issue 4, p11
Presents news updates on the materials business in the United States as of April 1997. Includes purchase of Taffen by Azdel Inc.; Plans of Carpenter Technology Corp. to acquire Global Technology Inc.; Study to be conducted by the Gorham Advanced Materials Institute on the thermal spray industry.
- Materials progress: Testing/analysis.
Barton, R. Ruth // Advanced Materials & Processes; Apr97, Vol. 151 Issue 4, p19
Presents news updates on the materials business in the United States as of April 1997. Includes features of a material specimen preparation system; Miniature-specimen test technique developed by the Westinghouse Science and Technology Center.
Barton, R. Ruth // Advanced Materials & Processes; Apr97, Vol. 151 Issue 4, p40M
Presents products used in the materials business in the United States. Includes gas-quench vacuum furnace; CFD software package; Black oxide coating process.