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Lower cost AM through numerical models

Researchers at Penn State University have received almost US$547,000 from the NSF to reduce the cost of additive manufacturing (AM) of complex metal parts.

ASM International has launched a customizable online database of inorganic materials.

3D printing of composite parts makes counterfeiting easier

The movement of oxygen in a perovskite material covered in iron nanoparticles can switch it between highly catalytic and less catalytic states.

Scientists have used artificial intelligence to identify a novel class of cheap, stable solid electrolyte materials made from lithium, boron and sulfur.

Auto company MAHLE says that it plans to close two German plants and adjust staffing levels in other locations in Germany and elsewhere in Europe.

DSM is collaborating with 3D printing company Nedcam to develop fused granulate fabrication (FGF) 3D printing.

Self-assembling anticancer drugs

AZL Aachen GmbH is investigating market potential, future applications and relevant technologies with regards to bio-based composite materials.

Stratview Research, a market intelligence firm, has launched a new online portal to supply the composites industry with reports and whitepapers.

NASA has formed a new project to help develop ways to 3D print metal rocket engine parts using blown powder directed energy deposition.

Höganäs says that its main production sites are all up and running, following restrictions during the Covid-19 lockdown.

NIR dye-polymer fluorescent coating helps surgeons visualize medical devices in the body

By studying how strontium ruthenate responds to sound waves, researchers have discovered it may be a new type of superconductor known as g-wave.

Researchers have developed a low-cost method for fabricating thin nanoribbons of molybdenum disulfide at a large scale.

Plansee and its subsidiary Ceratizit say that it has hired 44 apprentices to start vocational training at in six different apprenticeships.

The Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT) reports that 106,398 auto engines were produced in the UK in August, with an output fall of 35.1%.

Exact Metrology has introduced the Hexagon RS6 laser scanner, which it says can scan up to 1.2 million points/second with a scan rate of 300 Hz.

AIMPLAS says that it is coordinating a project to find a new method of recycling and reprocessing composite thermoplastic materials.

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