Mfg Min Recap: Preventing Battery Fires, Programmable Polymers

This week in manufacturing, we looked at a lithium-ion battery that won't overheat and a shape-shifting programmable material.

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This week in manufacturing, we looked at a lithium-ion battery that won't overheat and a shape-shifting programmable material. Check out this week's Manufacturing Minute Recap.

Preventing Battery Fires

In this episode, researchers at Stanford University have a solution to batteries that overheat and start fires. See how it works here:

A Programmable Shape-Shifting Polymer

In this episode, scientists in China have created a "rubbery" polymer that can fold itself into various origami shapes without wearing down. Watch it in motion here:

SO, WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Are these materials going to revolutionize products? Which industries could benefit most from these new technologies?

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