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  • 3D Printing

    3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing (AM), refers to various processes used to synthesize a three-dimensional object. In 3D printing, successive layers of material are formed under computer control to create an object. These objects can be of almost any shape or geometry and are produced from a 3D model or other electronic data source.

  • 3D printing material

    Products and articles related to 3d printing materials can be found under this topic. These can be polymer based filaments or any other relevant items.

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  • Actuators

    An actuator is a component of machines that is responsible for moving or controlling a mechanism or system.

    An actuator requires a control signal and source of energy. The control signal is relatively low energy and may be electric voltage or current, pneumatic or hydraulic pressure, or even human power. The supplied main energy source may be electric current, hydraulic fluid pressure, or pneumatic pressure. When the control signal is received, the actuator responds by converting the energy into mechanical motion.

    An actuator is the mechanism by which a control system acts upon an environment. The control system can be simple (a fixed mechanical or electronic system), software-based (e.g. a printer driver, robot control system), a human, or any other input.

  • Additive manufacturing

    Additive manufacturing—the industrial version of 3-D printing—is already used to make some niche items, such as medical implants, and to produce plastic prototypes for engineers and designers. But the decision to mass-produce a critical metal-alloy part to be used in thousands of jet engines is a significant milestone for the technology.

  • Aerogel

    Aerogel is a synthetic porous ultralight material derived from a gel, in which the liquid component of the gel has been replaced with a gas. The result is a solid with extremely low density and low thermal conductivity. Nicknames include frozen smoke, solid smoke, solid air, or blue smoke owing to its translucent nature and the way light scatters in the material. It feels like fragile expanded polystyrene to the touch. Aerogels can be made from a variety of chemical compounds.

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  • AFM

    AFM stands for Atomic-force microscope that has demonstrated resolution on the order of fractions of a nanometer, more than 1000 times better than the optical diffraction limit. The information is gathered by "feeling" or "touching" the surface with a mechanical probe. Piezoelectric elements that facilitate tiny but accurate and precise movements on (electronic) command enable very precise scanning.

  • Alumina aerogels

    This is a variety of aerogel which is prepared by using aluminum tri-sec-butoxide.

  • Aluminium nanoparticles

    Aluminum (Al) Nanoparticles are black spherical high surface area metal particles. Nanoscale Aluminum Particles are typically 10-30 nanometers (nm) with specific surface area (SSA) in the 30 - 70 m2/g range and also available in with an average particle size of 70 -100 nm range with a specific surface area of approximately 5 - 10 m2/g. Nano Aluminum Particles are also available in passivated and in ultra high purity and high purity, carbon-coated, and dispersed forms. They are also available as a dispersion through the AE Nanofluid production group. Nanofluids are generally defined as suspended nanoparticles in solution either using surfactant or surface charge technology. Nanofluid dispersion and coating selection technical guidance is also available.

  • Aluminum hydroxide nanoparticles

    Aluminum hydroxide nanoparticles are the particles of Aluminum hydroxide that measure between 1 to 100 nanometers on at least one dimension.

  • Aluminum nitride nanoparticles

    Aluminum nitride nanoparticles are the particles of Aluminum that measure between 1 to 100 nanometers on at least one dimension.