A ground-breaking advancement in materials research by successfully developing the world's first-ever 4D printing for ceramics, which are mechanically robust and can have complex shapes. This could turn a new page in the structural application of ceramics.
Working to address 'hotspots' in computer chips that degrade their performance, engineers have developed a new semiconductor material, defect-free boron arsenide, that is more effective at drawing and dissipating waste heat than any other known semiconductor or metal materials.
Researchers have figured out how to increase a rechargeable battery's capacity by using aggressive electrodes and then stabilizing these potentially dangerous electrode materials with a highly-fluorinated electrolyte.
Worldwide sales from electronic circuit component exports by country totaled US$628.9 billion in 2017. Overall, the value of electronic circuit component exports rose by an average 24.5% for all exporting countries since 2013 when electronic circuit component shipments were valued at $505.2 billion.
Commodity prices were mostly higher in May, led by energy, which surged 7,4%.
Non-energy commodities rose 0,1%.
Conveyors are continuing to play a greater role in robotic applications. Robotic movements are precise and exact – conveyors need to operate to that same level of accuracy.
Unwrought aluminum exports by country totaled US$55.9 billion in 2017, up by 22% for all aluminum-shipping nations over the five-year period starting in 2013. Year over year, the value of exported aluminum appreciated 26.1% from 2016 to 2017.