Injection molding materials can reportedly help OEMs and parts suppliers reduce costs by as much as 50 percent by avoiding secondary operations such as applying soft paint, fabric, foam or other surface coverings.
Lithium-sulfur batteries have been hailed as the next generation of batteries because they are cheaper and more energy-dense than lithium-ion batteries. They have a downside, however—a shorter life span. Purdue researchers have found a way to double it.
The Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA; Troy, MI) reported in its Q1 2018 survey that the primary internal production issue continues to be talent availability in engineering and skilled and hourly labor.