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Materials features, January 2017

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Hardmetal processing: States of art considered by 2016 World Congress

As is becoming a tradition, EPMA's 2016 Congress in Hamburg, doubling as the World Congress, gave pride of place to hardmetals.

These are exciting times for graphene and graphene oxide

Delft University of Technology and the University of North Carolina are researching nanofillers like nanotubes and graphene in high performance polymers.

Learn about the latest SI available on III-Nitride Nanostructures, with free access to five specially selected papers.

Executive Director/CEO of MPIF, Jim Adams, sat down with MPR's consulting editor Joseph Capus during the MIM2017 Conference in Orlando, Florida.

The application of ultrasonic guided waves (UGW) to the field of preventive maintenance of composite structures is in continuous increase.

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Perhaps it was fortuitous that Germany, birthplace of the hardmetals industry, was chosen by EPMA for WorldPM2016.

Lightweight parts are of interest for many industries, first among them the automotive sector, but also transport and logistics.

In association with Bruker, Materials Today is delighted to present a range of freely accessible articles on techniques for nano surface analysis.

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Powder methods are highly applicable for the processing of more challenging metals and forms.

A new report from Textile Media Services suggests this is the ‘make-or-break’ decade for carbon fiber composites in vehicles.

PM structural steels having lower or cheaper alloy contents were the subject of a one-day special program at POWDERMET 2016 in Boston.

Composite body armor protects a wide range of civilians from security guards to police officers and from bailiffs to VIPs.

Liz Nickels visited World PM2016 in Hamburg and got swept up in a general atmosphere of optimism and innovation.

Liz Nickels looks back at the groundbreaking composite commercial spacecraft eleven years on.

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The ornamental rock processing is carried out mainly using diamond tools produced by PM techniques from diamond and blend powders.

Carbon fiber offers a great many performance and lightweighting benefits for composites.

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Christian Kukla , Ivica Duretek, Joamin Gonzalez-Gutierrez, Clemens Holzer look into the flow and deformation of PIM feedstocks,

Michael Tolinski provides an excerpt from the 2015 second edition of his book Additives for Polyolefins, available from Elsevier.

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Many metals when present as a fine powder present a fire and explosion hazard.

As a rule, predicting the future should only be done in the privacy of your own mind, or if need be: verbally.

AP&C didn’t miss a beat after the September announcement that its parent Arcam AB was being acquired by GE.

Carbon fiber manufacturers are adding production capacity to meet an increasing number of high performance applications.

Ken Brookes discusses two interesting papers featured at Powdermet 2016.

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The entry of several large corporations in the titanium alloy PM and AM arena has been highlighted in recent months by a variety of acquisitions.

An innovative building technique using stackable, sand reinforced polyester bricks could speed up the construction process.

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The Japan Powder Metallurgy Association (JPMA) annual report for 2015 contains details of PM industry and association activities in Japan during 2015.

A growing environmental problem and the increasing scarcity of non-renewable resources are heavily modifying our habits.

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