Vitrimers may replace plastics as we know them

Vitrimers may replace plastics as we know them

A truly revolutionary new class of material successfully combines the best attributes of thermoforming and thermosetting plastic. This could change the way we make rubber ducks, jumbo planes and everything in between. It might also greatly effect and improve our...
3D Printing for Electronics

3D Printing for Electronics

We talk a lot about rapid prototyping and that often means 3D printed or machined parts. But many prototypes are of the electrical sort as well, and in order to make a working electronic prototype – one that combines rapid production of a case with the internal...
Weights, Measures and the Story of the Kilogram

Weights, Measures and the Story of the Kilogram

Star Prototype talks about the foundations of metrology and the special case of measuring how heavy something is. This lovely platinum/iridium cylinder is a kilogram. In fact, it’s the kilogram, as kept under very controlled conditions at the International...
3D printing makes the lightest stuff on Earth

3D printing makes the lightest stuff on Earth

Boeing Corporation released a video recently announcing the development of a new metallic material, considered to be the lightest ever created. And depending on who you ask, it probably is. But over the last several years there’s been a lot of talk about which...