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Nespresso gives a Second Life to its signature aluminum coffee capsule

“Science may never come up with a better office communication system than a coffee break” – Earl Wilson

A cup of coffee is a moment of pleasure. Everyone loves a good cup of coffee. Some even go to the extent of brewing that perfect cup of coffee for themselves because they know coffee taken in any other configuration might just ruin their happiness. And those who do, know about Nespresso’s Grand Crus beverages.
NestlĂ©’s Nespresso S.A. is an operating unit of the Nestle group in Switzerland. Nespresso machines brewespresso coffee fromcoffee capsules orpods. These coffee pods are a type ofsingle-usecontainer of ground coffee beans in a particular proportion, sometimes with added flavorings. Asingle-serve coffee containeris a method for coffee brewing that prepares only enough coffee for a single portion. There are multiple configurations of coffee in these Nespresso pods or capsules catering to different taste buds. The pods are made from paper and individually sealed in separate bags. I…

3D printing - What's the big buzz these days?

Did you know?


Nike, the footwear giant, used 3D printing to prototype and manufacture the 2012 Vapor Laser Talon football shoe for players of American football.








Nowadays, companies are printing eyewear with customer’s on-demand custom fit and styling.





In 2014, the Swedish supercar manufacturer, Koenigsegg, announced the One:1 which utilized many components that were 3D printed like side-mirror internals, air ducts, titanium exhaust components, and complete turbocharger assemblies.





Olaf Diegel, a Swedish Professor Develops World’s First 3D-Printed All-Aluminium Electric Guitar and names it ‘Heavy Metal’.





A titanium pelvis was successfully implanted into a British patient, a titanium lower jaw transplanted to a Belgian patient and a plastic tracheal splint into an American infant all of which were 3D printed.
Sounds amazing? Once you know the wide array of applications of 3D printing, you’ll start to realize its potential.
So what exactly is 3D printing?
According to Wikipedia, “3D printing, a…

The supersonic marvel called Concorde

At its peak, America and other nations became leaders of innovation and large scale industrial production of aircraft and aerospace vehicles. Soon after the war, a lot of research went into creating large, fuel-efficient and durable aircraft for passenger transportation. A lot of alloys were developed in the subsequent years with a good strength to weight and cost ratio. Although the alloys were quite expensive for homebuilding aircraft, these alloys were second to none while providing durability, safety, and efficiency. Boeing and Airbus have been using aluminium to a tune of almost 80% since decades. With the obvious advantage of being light weight and high tensile strength of the aircraft body, aluminium enables an aircraft to increase its payload and save huge quantities of fuel.
Let’s look at an engineering marvel called Concorde.
British Aircraft Corporation’s Concorde was a passenger aircraft which used to fly people above Mach 2 speeds (1,354 mph or 2,180 km/h at cruise altitud…