Advanced Materials Innovation: Managing Global Technology in by Sanford L. Moskowitz

By Sanford L. Moskowitz

Via designated case stories of crucial complicated fabric creations of the latter twentieth and early twenty first century, the writer explores the position of the sector of complex fabrics within the technological and financial task this day, with implications to the innovation strategy in general.

A finished research that encompasses the 3 significant different types of complex fabric applied sciences, i.e., Structural fabrics (metals and polymers), practical fabrics (transistor, microchip and semiconductor laser) and Hybrid and New varieties of topic (liquid crystals and nanomaterials).
Extensive use of fundamental assets, together with unpublished interviews with the scientists, engineers, and marketers at the entrance strains of complicated fabrics creation
Original method of case learn narrative, emphasizing interplay among the complicated fabric strategy, perceived hazard and directing and accelerating leap forward expertise

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Unlike the large integrated steel companies, minimills serve customers who do not require large tonnages of steel possessing high surface quality. By the late 1980s, innovation in minimill technology lent producers the ability to more easily and cheaply process thinner, high-quality metal sheet. Starting in the 1990s, these new types of minimills pioneered an important advanced metal process called “near-net-shape” casting, which produces the form and dimensions of sheet steel without the use of large and expensive rolling and machining operations thus eliminating up to two-thirds of the production costs in some industries.

How this relatively small, rather unassuming company came to become the dominant player in global steel is one of the great success stories of the late 20th century advanced materials industry. 9 Both technologies operate at Nucor’s Crawfordsville, Indiana plant. Today, Nucor controls most of the thin slab operations and the only two commercially operating thin strip plants in the United States (one facility at Crawfordsville and the other at its Blytheville, Arkansas site). Nucor’s steelmaking technology is not only much more efficient than its competitors—by the 1990s, while the Japanese needed 5 h to make a ton of steel, Nucor could do this in only an hour—but it also can create important new thin and ultrathin steel alloys.

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