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Video: Solution to cutting ‘gummy’ metals can be found in office supply store

By Faye Oney / September 5, 2018

Researchers have solved a common problem in the machining of gummy metals. They demonstrated that adhesive products like Sharpies and glue sticks provide cleaner cuts—which could ultimately result in lower machining costs for manufacturers.

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UPDATE: Get inked with ceramics—the science behind tattoos

By April Gocha / August 7, 2015

CTT reader Bart Kilinski pointed out that several of the substances listed in the tattoo ink infographic above are indeed toxic substances—particularly cinnabar and cadmium and chrome oxides. “Surely those aren’t used in tattooing,” Kilinski comments.

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