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Materials features, January 2020

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Smart materials hold a lot of promise

This trend for smarter technologies extends beyond electronic devices and into the materials that create them.

Additive manufacturing of soft and hard magnetic materials

Magnetic materials are one type of functional materials that has generated interest lately in the AM community.

A UK company has recently doubled its capacity for precision cutting of composites – reducing waste and improving efficiency.

A New York company has developed design software for metal AM that could help engineers exploit its lightweighting.

We propose moving to a newly invented biopolymer platform to resolve the problem of single use plastics in medical applications.

What are the pros and cons of powder bed fusion, and will this technology grow and evolve in the coming years?

Chris Matenaers, marketing director of Zoro UK stresses why it is important that SMEs must have confidence in PPE suppliers.

High hardness, good mechanical properties such as bending strength, tribological properties and others are desired in ceramic-metal composites.

Professor Hani Henein gave a lecture on the work of his research group in the field of micro-gravity as it related to rapid solidification of metals.

A biopolymer made from renewable feedstocks could answer the UK’s ban on single-use plastics.

One of the most innovative events in additive manufacturing, Additive International 2019 was unusually comprehensive, with an excellent speakers’ panel.

New high-speed PM laser deposition technology could dramatically improve the wear resistance of mechanical parts.

A dark form of aluminium oxide could help improve solar receivers while making them cheaper

A UK composite parts manufacturer has experienced a 50% growth over six months. Liz Nickels spoke to Rockwood Composites about what prompted the growth.

A study of the chemical and physical properties of printed tantalum.

Sicomin is a leading formulator and manufacturer of advanced epoxy systems.

The heavy-duty solution for mixing and granulation of sinter material in the steel industry.

Reinforced Plastics sat down with Dr Dave Hampton of Camstent to talk about the company’s recent innovations in the composite market.

Additive international Nottingham is one of the largest, oldest and most innovative events in AM.

A UK company has recently increased its capacity for parts using recycled carbon fiber prepreg.

Muddy deposits of polluting lead in old batteries can be recycled to help generate renewable energy

Sheets of cells that can regenerate blood vessels and be sculpted magnetically could advance bone tissue engineering

A new project to recycle and process rare earth metal powders could help free up the supply chain for these sought-after materials.

Alongside the many mainstream plastics technologies on show at K, a number of new composite manufacturing processes and materials were presented.

Keratin helps the formation of gold nanoclusters which have potential for medical imaging and therapeutic applications

EconCore, based in Leuven (Belgium) and founded 2005, provides technology for the continuous production of honeycomb sandwich materials.

The MPIF took its annual conferences out West to Phoenix to celebrate the 75th anniversary of its founding.

Volume 232

Whether you spend your entire working life in the cutting-tool world or just visit occasionally, ISO13399 was written for you.

Innovative and more sustainable heavy-duty panels are replacing wooden and metal panels in applications in the building and construction industry.

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