Outsmarting thermal runaway through predictive maintenance is within everybody’s benefit.

Just like gold, the battery industry has been around for a long time now, and the users are naturally questioning, “can there be a new, or better element fully replacing them?”, and just like for gold, for batteries as well we can answer with a question “is what we have now so bad, or did we never use them properly?”. To get relief from this agonizing question, let’s have a look into the battery industry as such. What are some of the general trends within “the batteries’’? why are people so afraid of some types of batteries? …


Damaging the brand image, reaching a global estimated value of US $1.82 trillion, hurting basic human safety and health — what is it that counterfeiting can’t do?
Well, it surely cannot be ignored. It is estimated that each year, deaths caused by counterfeit products among the G20 economies bear an economic cost of over $18 billion U.S. dollars, with an additional $125 million dollars spent on treating counterfeit product-related injuries. The health and safety threat posed by counterfeit products is real. …


If a composite material can be defined as a combination of two or more distinct materials to attain new properties that can not be achieved by those of individual components acting alone”, then it is only natural that production errors and material flaws will occur, as in every other manufacturing process. These composite material flaws can have a butterfly effect on the whole structure, which not only can bring tragic outcomes in the safety-critical applications but can also damage the economic health of the composite manufacturer and subsequently assembly companies.

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To list the examples — common types of damages occurring in carbon composites include debonding, delamination, matrix failure, crazing, broken fibers. Manufacturing of anomaly detection methods are often inherent in composites, naturally, the introduction of composites into large scale production directly depends on the successful application of non-destructive testing (NDT).

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Was 2008 the dress rehearsal for 2020?

If at the beginning of March, the manufacturers of the automobile, chemical, electronics, and aircraft had been facing concerns regarding supply chain disruption, now, it is expected for entire economies to be facing the 2008 financial crisis all over again.

According to a flash estimate published by Eurostat — in 2020 seasonally adjusted GDP decreased by 3.3% in the EU during the first quarter of 2020 compared with the previous quarter; U.S. corporate profits fell 13.9% in the first quarter. That is the largest decline since the fourth quarter of 2008 during the Great Recession. According to some economic experts, a one-year epidemic would reduce the country’s GDP by 2 percent, or US$420 billion.
Now the latest retreat of COVID-19 does not necessarily mean the end of economic downfall; of course, there have been some relaxations on the rules of the lockdown, but make no mistake, most countries shutting down the economy for months — will backfire for longer than we may hope. …


  1. CURRENT ENVIRONMENT

Industrial world — as we know it — keeps spinning thanks to electric motors. According to International Energy Agency (IEA), electric motors are responsible for more than half of the global electricity use. Another important fact presented by Asian Development Bank (ADB) study says that

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While smart sensor market shows current annual growth at a rate of 18% (and speeding up) industry demand driven growth is present also in rather traditional segments of temperature, pressure and position sensors. Acquiring the real-time data with higher accuracies benefits the safety, user comfort and economies

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