Posts Tagged ‘nanotechnology’

Quality Assurance of Nanomaterials

Posted in Nanotechnology on Tuesday, January 13th, 2015. No comments yet
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Author: Robert Ferris, Ph.D. As nanomaterial production increases, so does the need for quality assurance. Here, we cover the common challenges with nanomaterial scale-up and how some companies are ensuring product performance for their customers. As nanomaterials increase production volume, there is a growing challenge in assuring product quality. This is a common, and encouraging, […]

The Cost of Nanotechnology

Posted in Nanotechnology on Tuesday, September 16th, 2014. 3 comments so far
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Author: Robert Ferris, Ph.D. Nanotechnology-enabled products deliver a step change in performance, but come with an order-of-magnitude increase in manufacturing energy consumption. Nearly every nanotechnology article holds some sort of future promise; clean energy, reduced Carbon Dioxide emissions, or even a cure for cancer. With all these promises, however, you have to wonder if there […]

Enhancing Industrial Process Reliability using Nanotechnology

Posted in Nanotechnology, Reliability on Tuesday, August 26th, 2014. One comment so far
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Author: Robert Ferris, Ph.D. Nanotechnology-enabled products are offering real value in equipment reliability Reliability is the hot-topic in the automation world right now. Nearly every major company, ranging from BHP Billiton, BP, or BASF, has identified process reliability as essential for long-term productivity and profitability. Everybody wins when you improve plant reliability; there is increased […]

Nanotechnology in the Oil & Gas Industry

Posted in Nanotechnology, Oil & Gas on Wednesday, July 9th, 2014. One comment so far
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Author: Robert Ferris, Ph.D. Nanotechnology-enabled products is offering real value in the oil & gas industry This piece will focus on the customers in the oil & gas industry. Oil & gas producers have been an early adopter of nanotechnology. Fundamentally, the industry has been part of nanotechnology since the beginning because oil reserves are […]

Managing a Nanotechnology-Enabled Business Comes with its Unique Challenges

Posted in Nanotechnology on Thursday, May 29th, 2014. One comment so far
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Author: Robert Ferris, Ph.D. With the burgeoning selection of nanotechnology-enabled products, we are simultaneously watching the creative destruction process at work. A company’s success or failure depend on a number of factors, including market dynamics, technology, and the leadership team. The most important of these, however, is the leadership team. No product is launched in […]