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Next Challenge: Campus Analytics Challenge 2020
Propose a non-metallic, fatigue-resistant, material for cyclic loading
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As transportation and mobility industries move to make their products increasingly efficient, new products often eschew heavy metal parts for lighter weight alternatives such as plastics and polymers. In addition to decreasing weight and improving operating efficiency, moving metallic parts to alternative materials can also result in faster, more flexible, and efficient manufacturing, decrease cost, increase corrosion resistance.

The shift away from metal parts is often seamless, but there are many parts utilized in the transportation and mobility industries that are subjected to harsh conditions such as high strain and heavy loads. In these cases it is more challenging to find candidate replacement materials able to match or exceed the performance of metallic parts. The company is seeking novel non-metallic materials that are fatigue resistant and able to operat