Month: April 2016

China will boost robot output in new 135″-plan”

According to the International Federation of Robotics, China is already the largest market for robots since 2013. According to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the government will support Chinese robot producers such as Siasun Robot & Automation Co and Hubei Huachangda Intelligent Equipment Co. to boost international competitiveness through R&D and acquisitions and […]

CAS QIBEBT produces mussel adhesive analogues with underwater bonding strength up to 17.3 MPa

Based on the structural elements of mussel adhesive protein, the group of WAN Xiaobo at CAS Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT) produced analogues based on PVP and catechol groups which, after underwater curing, reached a bonding strength of 1.6 MPa. After substituting PVP by PVA and heating at 140 ℃ for 20 […]

CAS Institute of Green and Intelligent Technology develops micro-g 3D printer for space applications

The Chongqing-based institute’s 3D printing research center has finished 93 zero gravity flying tests in France. The printer can produce bigger space parts than the one sent to the International Space Station by NASA late last month and could help China build a space station in 2020 and facilitate its operation and maintenance thereafter. CAS […]

Chinese Space Center carries out micro-g 3D printing tests in Europe

A team of China’s Technology and Engineering Center for Space Utilization has completed 93 parabolic test flights in France leading to at least 22 seconds of microgravity. These flights were facilitated by the German DLR. During the flights, various 3D printing experiments with fiber-reinforced polymers were done using Chinese equipment and processes. CAS news release, […]

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