IKONICS Advanced Material Solutions (AMS; Duluth, MN, US) has developed PAM (precision abrasive machining) technology for perforating composites and other brittle materials while minimizing substrate compromise. IKONICS says PAM is particularly beneficial for machining a variety of features and shapes, not limited to through-holes in the carbon fiber composites, fiberglass, Kevlar composites, ceramics, sapphire wafers and silicon wafers.
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In Northeast Brazil, wind blade manufacturer Aeris Energy is laser-focused on serving the domestic energy market, but it's poised to expand to serve the entire world. In the process, it has developed operations and a workforce that makes it a standout in the region.