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24M Introduces the Semisolid Lithium-Ion Battery

Press Release: 24M

6/23/2015

24M (Cambridge, MA) has emerged from stealth mode to introduce the semisolid lithium-ion cell, a revolutionary technology that solves the grand challenge of energy storage by enabling a new, cost-effective class of the lithium-ion battery. 24M’s semisolid lithium-ion is the most significant advancement in lithium-ion technology in more than two decades and combines an overhaul in battery cell design with a series of manufacturing innovations that, when fully implemented, will slash today’s lithium-ion costs by 50% and improve the performance of lithium-ion batteries. Full Article

Loss of Tax Credits Takes the Wind from Turbines’ Sales



Lucas Isakowitz, Analyst, IBISWorld

6/19/2015

The Wind Turbine Manufacturing industry manufactures wind turbine blades, towers, generators and other related components. The industry’s performance is driven largely by investment tax credits and other government incentives that encourage energy producers to establish wind farms on US soil. Federal tax credits can make wind power cost competitive compared with other energy-generation technologies, which translates to higher demand and revenue for the industry. Full Article

Repair and Improvement All in One Process



Edited by Executive Editor James D. Sawyer

5/19/2015

A repair process based on additive manufacturing opens new opportunities for industrial gas turbine maintenance cost reduction. Full Article

Oil Well Drilling Equipment Manufacturing Challenges Still Await



James Crompton, Analyst, IBISWorld

5/19/2015

Recent declines in oil prices have dramatically impacted industries of many types, and oil drilling equipment manufacturers must be particularly attentive to recent market conditions. As oil companies curtail spending on production, demand for oil drilling equipment is anticipated to undergo a period of weakness. Full Article

Shedding Light on Solar System Installation



Marios Lambi, BASF Performance Materials

5/19/2015

It’s no secret that the process of converting metal to plastic brings many benefits such as greater design freedom, part consolidation and mass reductions. But for many, this replacement of materials brings doubt. Specifically, there's a misconception that a plastic material's performance cannot easily be predicted like that of steel of aluminum. At BASF, we are virtually eliminating those fears by introducing Ultrasim, a predictive technology tool, into the product development of parts molded using BASF materials. Full Article

Solving the Customization Riddle in Energy Manufacturing



Paul Ryznar, President and CEO, OPS Solutions, LLC

Augmented reality instructions for nonstandardized work can optimize the process of manufacturing and assembly. When a national oil and gas company contracted with a Michigan based engineering group for a multimillion dollar oil equipment order, the group approached Light Guide Systems for assistance. This situation presented our team with truly unique challenges—and pushed us to find creative solutions—that show the growing capability of technology to assist in customized manufacturing. Full Article

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