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DET founders Dr. Tingji “TJ” Tang and Ken Havlinek.

3D Printing Expands Possibilities for Renewable Energy

February 14, 2023
Houston-based DET develops innovative packer system that regulates flow of heat and steam in geothermal wells
By David Giebenhain 3D-Printing Product Director, Protolabs
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Yokogawa Acquires Fluence Analytics

February 8, 2023
Yokogawa Electric Corp. announced the acquisition of Fluence Analytics, Inc., a U.S.-based startup that provides real-time analytics solutions to polymer and biopharmaceutical companies.
By Yokogawa Fluence Analytics Press Release
Wake up, America. According to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, 90 percent of leading-edge semiconductor manufacturing is now done outside of the U.S., mostly in Asia.

Passing the CHIPS

February 7, 2023
The U.S. government is investing billions into semiconductor research, development, and production. What does it mean for manufacturers?
Kip Hanson
By Kip Hanson Contributing Editor, SME Media
Steel has continued to become lighter and stronger over the decades, allowing automakers to produce safer, lighter vehicles.

Putting the Pedal to the Metal — and Other Materials on the Move

January 25, 2023
Recent advancements in polymers, metals, and composites are taking the manufacturing industry in bold, often unexpected directions.
Kip Hanson
By Kip Hanson Contributing Editor, SME Media
The embroidered handprint illustrates how precise advanced fibers can be added to existing fabrics to perform myriad functions, from heating, to biometric readings, to lighting. This means virtually any fabric can become highly functional.

Transforming the Fabric of Manufacturing: AFFOA

January 19, 2023
The power of highly functional fabric manufacturing brings new possibilities to life.
Amy Bryson
By Amy Bryson Contributing Lead Editor, Smart Manufacturing
Brian Post, 2020 SME Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award Winner, Manufacturing Systems Design Group Leader, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Punching Above Your Weight

January 18, 2023
Brian Post of Oak Ridge National Laboratory shares his thoughts on concrete printing, industry partnerships, and making the Mona Lisa
Kip Hanson
By Kip Hanson Contributing Editor, SME Media
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