Tag Archives: manufacturing

Forget 3D, We’re Into 4D Now

Just as the 3D printing is making waves, researchers have started to develop 3D printed materials that morph into new structures, post production, under the influence of external stimuli such as water or heat – called 4D printing. So, as in 3D printing, a structure is built up layer by layer into the desired shape, but these new materials are ...

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China to see world’s first graphene phones before others

Two Chinese firms have beaten global competition to launch phones with touch screens, batteries and thermal conduction incorporating graphene, a recently isolated material with outstanding electrical, chemical and mechanical properties. A batch of 30,000 such phones was jointly put on sale by the Moxi and Galapad technology firms on Monday in southwest China’s Chongqing municipality, Xinhua news agency reported. The ...

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Apple reportedly working on Steve Jobs’ dream car ‘TITAN’, electric minivan

Move over GM and Toyota, here is Apple stepping into your shoe with an electric vehicle similar to Reva seen on the roads of India and UK frequently. Reports said the tech giant is seriously exploring an exclusive Apple-branded electric vehicle resembling a minivan. The Wall Street Journal said the project, code-named Titan, has been operational with several hundreds of ...

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Why Xiaomi Partnering with Inventec to make Redmi Phones in India at Chennai plant?

Despite denials from Hugo Barra of Xiaomi, it is out in the open that Inventec is being roped in to make Xiaomi phones, especially Redmi series, which have excelled in sales but for pending patent trial in Delhi court. The Taiwan-based Original Design Manufacturer (ODM) is known for manufacturing notebooks, sonsumer electronics and mobile communication equipment and a natural pick for ...

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10 killed in East Godavari Firecrackers Unit Blast; Death Toll May Go Up

At least 10 people were feared killed in a blast in a firecrackers unit in Andhra Pradesh’s East Godavari district on Monday, police said. The accident took place in a building in Vakatappa village in the coastal district, where the firecrackers were being manufactured illegally in the building, they said. Huge flames engulfed the premises and two fire engines were ...

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India’s industrial output slows down in tandem with global meltdown

India’s industrial output has slowed down since June 2011. The government said there has been a moderation in the growth of industrial production as shown in the table below:                                                                                                    India’s Industrial Output    (in percent) Sectors Weights June July Aug Sep Mining 14.157 -1.4 1.5 -4.1 -5.6 Manufacturing 75.527 11.2 3.2 4.0 2.1 Electricity 10.316 7.9 13.1 9.5 9.0 ...

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