Automotive manufacturers have a lot of priorities to balance – fuel economy, safety, cost, increased customer expectations and keeping manufacturing efficient as new innovations come into play. As cars use different materials to keep them lighter, the way they are held together is also changing.
What do building walls and your skin have in common? Trapped water can cause damage
A scientist’s the hunt for the next big breakthrough
His invention helps keep vehicles lighter and stronger.
On average, an American family of four loses upwards of $1,500 each year to food that is purchased but not eaten. In the developing world, food waste is an issue for very different reasons.
You probably use tape all the time – wrapping packages, creating art projects and protecting surfaces from paint – and you may never think about its ingenious design.
A researcher is perfecting the science of smooth. Matt Atkinson is utilizing the latest technology to smooth out rough spots.
There are three sides to tape, says Audrey Sherman, 3M scientist. And if anything goes wrong, the tape can become essentially a hockey puck or a yo-yo.