Challenges and advances in 3D metal printing

Abstract This paper discusses some current challenges limiting the adoption of 3D printed metal parts in numerous industries. I review the development of new approaches, methods and strategies that could enhance existing 3D printing processes for metal components and for the manufacturing industry to fully exploit the advantages of additively manufactured metallic components. 1.   Introduction Metal additive manufacturing (AM) or metal 3D printing has come to be progressively popular recently owing to the numerous advantages [1-3]. Today’s advanced 3D metal…

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3D Printing Medicines for the Future!

Abstract This post explores current advances, where new additive manufacturing methods and strategies could revolutionize drug and therapeutic delivery, and the impetus driving the idealized future of on-demand engineering of personalized medicine leading to parallel innovation in drug manufacturing and delivery in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industry. 1.   Introduction Ever had the need to pop several pills at different times throughout a day? It is a pain. The need to deliver appropriate therapeutic for an individual has been a long-standing…

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How I Rate my Movies

I’m a movie hound and cinephile. There’s nothing quite like the big screen and the creative talent and effort of thousands of film crew to deliver an impressionable story. Every year, hundreds of films from all around the world demand our attention and money and most of the times our decision to watch a movie is influenced by social recommendations and I have given many endorsements myself. That got me thinking, what makes a movie worth watching? Undoubtedly, critiquing a…

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Singapore taekwondo needs a kick in the right direction

I love taekwondo. It has elegance as a martial art and poise as a sport. It is recognised at the Olympics and has about 100 million practitioners across more than 200 countries, making it one of the world’s most popular sports. But with some recent controversies hitting the Singapore governing body hard – such as the Singapore Taekwondo Federation (STF) being suspended by world governing body World Taekwondo in May 2019, and two senior STF officials being found to have…

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What I would like to see in the next-generation phone (Part 2)

This is part 2 of my future phone 2025 vision article, for part 1, check out the post here. This part details out the features that could be in Phone 2025! Neuromorphic processor with an “AI-core” Existing smartphones have been demonstrated to digitize documents, translate signs, drive a car, solve a Rubik’s cube, and the 2025 phone will become a butler, providing information that you didn’t know you needed, giving answers and solutions as you command it, learning your habits,…

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What I would like to see in the next-generation phone (Part 1)

Figure 1. What would we see in the next generation of smartphones? Check out Part 2 to see what I think! It has been an interesting year with half a dozen flagship smartphones released within months of each other by major manufacturers. I thought the fall 2019 series of iPhones was an interesting sign of things to come and historically speaking Apple’s smartphones have been a benchmark many strive to achieve. The topic of smartphones can dominate a dinner discussion,…

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The Ontomorphic Quantum Processor

“We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep.” William Shakespeare, The Tempest I present to you the Ontomorphic Quantum Processor – a beauty that came to me in a dream. Sometime in the future Imagine a scene out of the 2004 science-fiction action film I, Robot. Four men skilled in combat, myself included, were battling a humanoid robot in a tiny, claustrophobic room. We had trouble subduing it. The robot…

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Portable hard drive upgrade

I’ve had my trusty 2TB Western Digital Passport for a while now, and a couple of thumbdrives of varying capacities lying around and as file sizes get bigger, instead of “how much capacity”, the question is now “how fast can I read/write my stuff?” Transferring a 40Gb ISO file took forever, and I thought it was high time to upgrade. One of the biggest improvements in computing in the last decade was the growth of flash storage (storing data on…

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MKFX’s Carbon Fibre BCD

Hi all, several divers have asked me about my current buoyancy control device (BCD) configuration and I think it’s a good time to share a little more on how arrived at my current setup. After testing and researching half a dozen BCD manufacturers and their product solutions, I found that none of them really matched what I preferred as an off-the shelf solution, so I decided to assemble my own. There are two main types of BCDs, a jacket and…

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Why the Apple IPhone 5S is going to be a winner

Introduction Now that the hype is all and well over the release of Apple’s iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C, with no shortage of articles written by bloggers, technocrats and aficionados all around the around the world. I’d like to add a few words to the foray and really delve into the aspects of the iPhone 5S and why I think it has what it takes to make it a win. Well when Steve jobs departed, industry critics prophesized the demise…

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