Just published: “Mechanical testing of micromolded plastic parts by nanoindentation”

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Abstract Weld lines occur when two melt streams are combined. They may result in purely cosmetic imperfections, but also may represent part failure if placed in an area on the plastic highly subjected to stress during service. Qualitative assessment of these structural and cosmetics defects is usually accomplished by conventional mechanical characterization, destructive by nature, […]

Just published: Incorporation of Fiber Bragg Sensors for Shape Memory Polyurethanes Characterization

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Authors: Nélia Alberto; Maria A. Fonseca; Victor Neto; Rogério Nogueira; Mónica Oliveira; Rui Moreira. Journal: Sensors. 2017; 17(11):2600. Abstract Shape memory polyurethanes (SMPUs) are thermally activated shape memory materials, which can be used as actuators or sensors in applications including aerospace, aeronautics, automobiles or the biomedical industry. The accurate characterization of the memory effect of these […]

Plasma Treated Active Carbon for Capacitive Deionization of Saline Water

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Just published: “Plasma Treated Active Carbon for Capacitive Deionization of Saline Water” Journal of Nanomaterials, vol. 2017, Article ID 1934724, 8 pages, 2017. doi:10.1155/2017/1934724 Abstract: The plasma treatment on commercial active carbon (AC) was carried out in a capacitively coupled plasma system using Ar + 10% O2 at pressure of 4.0 Torr. The RF plasma power ranged […]

“Desenvolvimento de um produto para gamificação de formação em metodologias de trabalho Lean”

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“Desenvolvimento de um produto para gamificação de formação em metodologias de trabalho Lean” Trabalho de dissertação (estágio final) do Mestrado Integrado em Engenharia Mecânica da Universidade de Aveiro de Henrique Carvalho Bessa, realizado na RM Consulting. As provas publicas decorreram a 18 de Junho de 2017

Advanced Production Technologies based Entrepreneurship Assignment to promote Circular Economy

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In the scope of Advanced Production Technologies course, Mechanical Engineering students or Industrial Engineering and Management students have developed a production and business plan/model making use of one or more advanced manufacturing technologies (additive fabrication, microtechnology, nanotechnology and/or others) and settled in a Circular Economy model. Students need to present in there assignment the context of the proposed […]