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Materials news, September 2014

Carpenter Technology Corporation says that its first quarter (Q1) fiscal year 2015 earnings were negatively impacted by that cost, output, and mix issues a

Hexcel Corporation is expanding its carbon fibre production capacity through the addition of new precursor and carbon fibre lines in Roussillon, France.

According to a new report, the 3D printing market in emerging economies could reach US$4.5 billion by 2020, at a CAGR of 37.4% from 2014 to 2020.

Folding up DNA into nanostructures.

An extensive programme including the COMPOSITES Forum, International AVK Conference, live demonstrations and workshops will support the COMPOSITES EUROPE e

Understanding how carbon fibers perform in metal composite materials could now be easier with a combined analysis approach.

Light, fluffy fibers from the Kapok tree could make the ideal electrode for a new generation of microbial fuel cells.

Sigma Labs Inc, which provides non-destructive quality inspection systems for metal-based additive manufacturing, has joined the Additive Manufacturing Con

Free radicals generated in solution by beta decay of strontium-90 tapped for electricity generation.

CCP Composites has launched a low profile additive, Norsolook® A70066, for high performance SMC (Sheet Moulding Compound) formulations, glass- or carbon-fi

Stratasys, the owner of metal 3D printing specialists Solid Concepts Inc and Harvest Technologies, has acquired GrabCAD, a provider of CAD-sharing software

The following stories were the most popular with visitors to the Reinforced Plastics website last week.

Aluminium powder supplier Alcoa has been named one of the world’s most sustainable companies by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI).

IR heating specialist Ceramicx is now providing four levels of free training in Infrared heat technology.

Research and Markets has published a new report, Global and Chinese Titanium Powder Industry 2014.

Premier Autoclaves has been awarded a three-year autoclave service contract by Composite Technologies & Applications Ltd (CTAL) on the Isle of Wight, UK.

Abtex Corporation has launched the Turnamat, suitable for the deburring of steel, aluminium, and non-ferrous-metal pipes and tubes made from powder metal,

The promise of extraordinary properties.

Pixargus is presenting systems for integrated measurement solutions for inline quality control of carbon fibre fabrics at the forthcoming Composites Europe

Engineers at the University of Pittsburgh's Swanson School of Engineering have been awarded a US$450,000 grant to improve modelling and simulation (M&S) te

ROHACELL® HERO, the latest structural foam core material from Evonik Industries, has won a 2014 Ringier Technology Innovation Award, which are presented to

Arcam plans to showcase its Arcam Q range of additive manufacturing machines at the TCT 3D printing show, which takes place at the end of September in Birm

AIC Group has worked with the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team, based in Brackley UK, to install its latest Autoclave Management and Control Systems

The US Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) will feature a two-day 3D printing conference and panel session presented by the Government of Canada at th

The European Pultrusion Technology Association (EPTA) was founded 25 years ago by a group of European pultrusion companies.

Entec will be performing live demonstrations of its new FW750 Filament Winder and High-Speed ST1 Servo Tensioner, during CAMX 2014 at booth 3561.

Centorr Vacuum Industries (CVI) has announced it will be building a new MIM-Vac M900 debind and sintering furnace in 2014.

Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc has completed construction of a facility in Itatiba, Brazil, to produce epoxy resins and curing agents for large diameter

The deadline for paper and poster submission for Powdermet and AMPM2015 has been extended to 3 October 2014.

Puris LLC, a new company made up of the assets of FMW Composite Systems Inc and Summit Materials LLC has been launched with the goal of establishing a new

Optomec has signed an agreement with Paris-based Multistation to be its representative in France for its LENS family of 3D metal printers.

The following stories were the most popular with visitors to the Reinforced Plastics website last week.

Researchers have developed full color display technology using aluminum nanorods that are able to identify colors and blend into the background.

Researchers have studied colloidal solid-solid transitions and discovered a surprising mechanism that facilitates one of these routes.

Plansee has received the 2014 Schneider Quality Award from Schneider Electric.

Survivability solutions offered by the Composites and Defence systems business of Morgan Advanced Materials are being used in customised armoured composite

Delsen Testing Laboratories is to be formally rebranded under the Element Materials Technology name.

A paper, Fracture and Fatigue Behavior of Cemented Carbides: 3D FIB Tomography of Crack-Microstructure Interactions has been awarded “Best Paper" at the 20

Core Molding Technologies Inc, a North American compounder of sheet moulding compound (SMC), has developed two new ultra-low density SMC formulations, incl

Renishaw plans to show the new PlusPac upgrade for its AM250 additive manufacturing machine at the TCT 3D printing show, which takes place in the UK at the

Magnus Venus Products is joining forces with AOC Resins and will conduct live closed mould demonstrations at this year’s COMPOSITES EUROPE exhibition.

A team of researchers has developed a novel method for controllably constructing precise internanotube junctions.

Rice University scientists who created a de-icing film for radar domes have now refined the technology to work as a transparent coating for glass.

Adhesive supplier SCIGRIP has introduced an enhanced methyl methacrylate (MMA) adhesive, SG805, with increased temperature resistance.

The MPIF has published four new CD-ROMs covering a range of PM-related papers.

Sicomin, the formulator and supplier of high strength epoxy solutions, has achieved Deutsche Bahn (DB) accreditation for the supply of its SR1124 fire reta

RTI International Metals and Snecma (Safran) have signed a long-term agreement for RTI to provide titanium aluminide alloy (TiAl) material for the new CFM

SAERTEX’s SAERfix EP composite adhesive has been tested by the Wesserling Enviromental Analysis Laboratory in Munster, Germany and has been declared harmle

EOS is the first (AM) company invited to join the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM), an applied research centre that focuses on bridgin

Element Materials Technology is taking part in a UK project to develop and manufacture thermoplastic composite hydrogen storage vessels for fuel cell vehic

Research and Markets has published a new report, "Powder Metallurgy – Global Strategic Business Report".

A canopy roof featuring core materials from DIAB material has been specified for the entrance of Abu Dhabi's premier shopping mall.

The very idea of fibers made of carbon nanotubes is neat, but Rice University scientists are making them neat — literally.

Researchers have developed anew method for the synthesis of an ultrahard material that exceeds diamond in hardness.

Nominations are now being sought for the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) Awards 2015.

Dow Polyurethanes has introduced VORASPEC 58 Toughened Epoxy Binder, a new high-performance reactive epoxy toughener to meet the needs of epoxy systems for

ASTM International’s Committee B02 on Nonferrous Metals and Alloys has presented its Gary B Kralik Distinguished Service Award to Bernard L Potts, sales ma

Engineers from McGill University have shown that multi-wall MWCNTs improve the mechanical toughness of carbon fibre laminates.

Cooksongold, part of the Heimerle + Meule Group, and EOS have exhibited the PRECIOUS M 080 direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) system at the Hong Kong Jewe

Granta Design has announced the initial members of the new Automotive Material Intelligence Consortium (‘AutoMatIC’) in advance of the first meeting, to be

The following stories were the most popular with visitors to the Reinforced Plastics website last week.

Composite Advantage has supplied a FiberSPAN prefabricated fibre-reinforced plastic bridge that was installed in just six hours in a US National Forest.

SKF has acquired two companies as part of its strategy to improve its service capabilities.

America's Cup winner Oracle Team USA has received a ReXC award from applied research organisation SCRA in recognition of its reuse of recycled carbon fibre

Researchers have developed a light detector that could revolutionise chemical sensing and night vision technology.

For the first time, researchers have been able to open a kind of window into the inner workings of a lithium-ion battery.

Graphene could lead to devices in high-frequency electronics.

The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) and 3D Systems have formed an advisory board for their M.Lab21 Initiative, which aims to provide US students w

Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation’s Powertrain division has entered into a definitive purchase agreement to acquire TRW's engine valve business.

The 18 ft (5.5 m) diameter composite rocket fuel cryotank was built by Boeing using automated fibre placement technology.

3D printing specialist EOS has invested in a company involved in the additive manufacture (AM) of high performance ceramics.

AOC Resins has introduced a new low-density sheet moulding compound.

Scientists at EPFL have developed a first building-block for photonic “transistors” that requires record-low energy to operate.

A new route to making graphene has been discovered that could make the 21st century's wonder material easier to ramp up to industrial scale.

Renishaw will be exhibiting some of its 3D printing products at the Northern Manufacturing show, which takes place in Manchester, UK, from 1–2 October 2014

Researchers have for the first time provided direct evidence of a water-mediated reaction mechanism for the catalytic oxidation of carbon monoxide.

Registration is now open for the Additive Manufacturing Users Group’s 27th Annual Education and Training Conference.

Composites Evolution's Biotex flax materials have been used successfully by German-based canoe designer Lake Constance in its ‘Felicity’ freestyle canoe.

A new report covering the international tungsten carbide (WC) powder market is now available.

At COMPOSITES EUROPE this year the Product Demonstration Area will once again showcase a variety of innovative composite technologies.

Metaldyne LLC and the engineered products division of Stackpole International, a supplier of transmission and engine pump systems for the automotive indust

Carbon fibre-reinforced plastic material from SABIC has been used to produce the world’s first 3D-printed vehicle.

Raising the profile and supporting the efforts of materials science research.

Sicomin, the formulator and supplier of high strength epoxy solutions, has appointed MCtechnics as its dedicated Benelux distributor.

Dynacast International, a global die casting and metal injection moulding (MIM) manufacturer, says that its subsidiary, Dynacast LLC, will acquire Kinetics

A new report from Research and Markets suggests that China's tungsten concentrate output may grow at 3.0%-6.0% in 2014-2017.

Nonwoven manufacturer Technical Fibre Products is doubling its current production capacity through the installation of a third manufacturing line.

The following stories were the most popular with visitors to the Reinforced Plastics website last week.

New GlobalData report shows UK wind power market represents a cumulative installed capacity share of around 52%.

Croft Additive Manufacturing has developed its Straightliner Filter using additive manufacturing (AM).

Shuffling layers in mixed metal oxides.

Polymer Group Inc., the nonwovens manufacturer and supplier to the composites industry, has expanded its Spinlace® technology capacity at its Benson, NC ma

Morgan Advanced Materials has developed a series of composite ballistic protection panels for the Bloodhound Supersonic Car that is attempting to break the

Scientists, have tapped oil and water to create scaffolds of self-assembling, synthetic proteins called peptoid nanosheets.

Researchers have developed a new sensor that can detect and count nanoparticles, at sizes as small as 10 nanometers, one at a time.

Core materials manufacturer DIAB is planning to open another production facility in China to better serve its growing customer base in China and Asia.

A group of European companies have joined to develop a €1 billion R&D programme covering metallurgy.

3D Systems has acquired Belgium-based LayerWise, a provider of direct metal 3D printing and manufacturing services.

Milliken has announced the acquisition of the assets of Pipe Wrap Inc, a specialist in composite materials for pipe repair, by its subsidiary Milliken Infr

Medical imaging component manufacturer Smit Röntgen, a Philips brand, has developed a way to develop pure tungsten parts using powder bed laser melting

Scientists have developed what they believe is the thinnest-possible semiconductor, a new class of nanoscale materials made only three atoms thick.

Ashland is hightlighting its Arotran™ 770 TLM Series resins for use in sheet moulding compound (SMC) Class A parts at the 2014 Automotive Composites Confe

Jack Lemons has been awarded the highly acclaimed international 2015 Acta Biomaterialia Gold Medal Award.

Researchers have created dynamic nanoparticles (NPs) that could provide an arsenal of applications to diagnose and treat cancer.

Sofine Gian PIM Tech Co Ltd, a China based supplier of powder and metal injection moulding parts says that its powder injection moulding (PIM) and metal in

PlastiComp Inc, a specialist in long fibre reinforced thermoplastic (LFT) materials, has expanded its Complet® line to include 'drop-in' replacements for d

North American Tungsten Corporation Ltd has reported a net loss of CA$0.4 million or CA$0.00 per share for the three months ended June 30, 2014 and a net l

Magnum Venus Products (MVP) recently teamed up with its Australian distributor Ducept and the Composites Australia organisation to conduct a Flex Molding P

Arcam has acquired DiSanto Technology (DiSanto), a manufacturer of finished orthopaedic implants and a strategic partner of Arcam’s since February 2013.

Japanese classification society ClassNK and Nakashima Propeller Co Ltd have announced the world’s first installation of a carbon fibre reinforced plastic (

Composites One, along with the Closed Mold Alliance, is presenting a free Closed Molding Super Session at IBEX 2014 in Tampa, FL on Monday, September 29 fr

R&D company 3D Graphtech Industries Pty Ltd has entered into an initial agreement with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CS

University of Illinois engineers are bringing a touch of color to glucose monitoring.

EDF Energies Nouvelles orders 29 V100-2.0 MW turbines for wind power project in Rzepin.

While aluminium is expected to be relied on heavily to meet new fuel efficiency standards for vehicles, multi-material solutions, engineering plastics and

According to a new market research report, the 3D printing market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 23% from 2013 to 2020, and reach US$8.41 billion in 2020

The following stories were the most popular with visitors to the Reinforced Plastics website last week.

Following a capacity attendance at the 2014 course, Atomising Systems Ltd (Sheffield) and Perdac Ltd plan to again run their short course on metal powders

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As COMPOSITES EUROPE's official media partner Reinforced Plastics is very pleased to be able to offer our readers free entrance tickets to this year's exhi

Textile-based organic photovoltaic cell could be a promising approach for powering wearable electronics.

H.C. Starck has published an updated Sustainability Report for the 2013 fiscal year.

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