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Materials news, November 2014

Australia has officially opened the ARC Research Hub for Transforming Australia’s Manufacturing Industry through High Value Additive Manufacturing at Monas

Russia-based Composite Holding Company and state-owned China Hi-Tech Group Corp (CHTC) have formed a strategic alliance to develop polymer composite materi

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have developed what they say is a more efficient method to measure residual stress in metal parts

Southern Spars, part of the North Technology Group (NTG) and a specialist in carbon fiber spars and rigging, has acquired Future Fibres, based in Valencia,

Encapsulating SiC nanoparticles in graphene prevents agglomeration in metal matrix composites.

Quick, efficient, and sustainable synthesis of inorganic nanomaterials using bacteria.

Industrial partners Safran and Albany have inaugurated their new composite part production plant in Commercy, Eastern France.

3D Systems Corporation is to buy Cimatron Ltd, a provider of integrated 3D CAD/CAM software products, for around US$97 million.

A forum for novel research featuring the important role of mechanics in interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary areas of science.

Ultra Clean Holdings Inc, a developer and supplier of systems and subsystems for the semiconductor capital equipment, flat panel, medical, energy and resea

ASTM has issued a new standard covering interlaminar cracks, or cracks in between layers, in laminated composite materials.

American Fine Sinter (AFS), a joint venture between Tokyo Sintered Metals (TSM) and Japan Powder Metallurgy (JPM) created in 2001, is planning a US$16 mill

IDG Europe has developed a new solar panel featuring Dyneema fiber suitable for defensive use.

New technology developed at the University of Southern Mississippi's school of polymers and high performance materials and Oregon State University uses nat

EOS has introduced its new additive manufacturing (AM) consulting services at this year's EuroMold which took place in Frankfurt in November

Amiantit Norway AS has signed a SEK115 million (€12.5 million) contract with Swedish municipal owned company AB Sydvatten to deliver Flowtite pipes for a 2

Lucideon, a provider of materials development, testing and assurance, has launched a new Composites Information Service.

Renishaw has developed an additive manufacturing (AM machine) designed specifically for production manufacturing.

Swellable titanium carbide for cyclable capacitave energy storage.

Customized structures that offset ultrasound distortion.

Confined surface phonon polaritons inhexagonal boron nitride exhibit unique metamaterial properties.

Materialise NV has introduced build processor software for Concept Laser metal 3D printers.

Composite Cluster Singapore (CCS) has conceived a technology that combines thermoplastic tape placement technology with robotics and laser technologies to

NMC Resource Corporation has reported an 8% increase in molybdenum production and sales increased by 33% year-on-year for the nine months ended September 3

Versarien Plc has formed a 50:50 joint venture with Dimar Limited, a tungsten carbide tool manufacturer based in Israel, to distribute a new range of tooli

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New polarizing filter that allows in more light, leading the way for mobile device displays.

Gradient adhesives ensures joined parts stay joined.

Drilling and construction company Tercel Oilfield Products has introduced a new series of roller cone drill bits.

The UK composites industry celebrated its successes at the 2014 Composites UK Awards Dinner held on 11 November.

CRP Technology has produced a carbon reinforced tennis racket with 3D printing.

Concept Laser has founded a new subsidiary in the USA located in Dallas, Texas.

3D printing and MIM giant ARC Group Worldwide Inc has reported results for its 2015 fiscal Q1 ended September 28, 2014.

Composite Panel Building Systems (CPBS) has developed a fully composite structural insulated panel (C-SIP) suitable for insulating and sealing houses.

EOS, recorded a 36 percent increase in turnover in its last financial year to reach sales of €177 million. As of October 2014, around 1,500 EOS systems wer

Granta Design and Wichita State University's (WSU) National Center for Advanced Materials Performance (NCAMP) have agreed that NCAMP's composite design and

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A new approach for transferring thin film semiconductor films made from MoS2 onto substrates.

Injection molding specialist Phillips-Medisize Corp is expanding five of its Wisconsin facilities, include its metal injection molding (MIM) facility in Me

Chemical giant Henkel and Quickstep, an Australian manufacturer of carbon fibre composite components, have tested Henkel’s Loctite benzoxazine resin in hig

Siemens has updated its Fibersim composites engineering software with new functionality for bi-directional exchange of computer-aided engineering (CAE) and

GE says that it plans to invest US$32 million to build a new research and education center focused on additive technologies in Pennsylvania.

NASA's Langley Research Center has installed a huge robotic arm that can move in pre-programmed patterns to deposit carbon fibers and epoxy to make aerospa

Carpenter Technology’s board of directors says that that Gregory A. Pratt will return as CEO of the company, effective immediately.

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Boeing has signed a memorandum of agreement with Japanese composite supplier Toray Industries to expand its current contract for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner

The board of directors of Kennametal has appointed Donald A. Nolan as the company's president, chief executive officer (CEO) and member of the board, whil

Separating of molybdenum disulfide monolayers.

A new technique to help produce more reliable and robust next generation photonic chips.

Malvern Instruments has released new guidance on using automated image analysis to detect and quantify agglomerates.

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Hexcel has opened a new £6 million research and technology (R&T) facility at its Duxford, UK site.

Cardiff University has invested in a Renishaw AM250 3D printing machine, adding laser melting to the University's additive manufacturing (AM) research and

Self-doped superconductors at room temperature.

ASTM International Committee B05 on Copper and Copper Alloys plans to run a workshop on the potential impacts of REACH, RoHS and conflict minerals on the m

FORMAX, the manufacturer of carbon fibre and speciality reinforcements, has been awarded DNV classification for its range of glass multiaxial fabrics.

Wetzel Blade is developing a composite wind turbine blade, based on a space frame design, which can be easily transported and assembled on site, reducing t

H.C. Starck has reached a settlement agreement in an ongoing patent infringement complaint with Ningxia Orient Tantalum Industry Co Ltd.

Confirming the workings of an emerging class of materials.

The Association For Manufacturing Technology and VDW Verein Deutscher Werkzeugmaschinenfabriken (German Machine Tool Builders’ Association) have launched t

A three-year industrial research project entitled ‘High-volume Lightweight Technologies for vehicle structures’ (HiLiTe) has been awarded funding by the UK

Mikrosam, a supplier of automated fibre placement and other composites processing equipment, held a seminar discussing automation in composites manufacturi

Research and Markets has published a new report, “Additive Manufacturing Opportunities in the Metal Powders Industry: A 10-Year Market Forecast”

Ahlstrom says its AceBlade Carbon unidirectional carbon fibre reinforcement has superior fatigue resistance and enhanced mechanical properties.

Reuters has reported China’s silence on tungsten and molybdenum export quotes, leading to speculation that exports of the two metals won't be subjected to

3A Composites Core Materials and composites consultancy STRUCTeam have developed structural design software to help boat builders and designers optimise n

Canadian powder metal (PM) producer CVMR Corporation and AREVA Federal Services LLC (AFS), a U.S. subsidiary of AREVA that specialises in low-carbon power

The Isle of Man has selected DONG Energy, Manx Tidal Energy Ltd and Tocardo Tidal Energy Ltd to develop an offshore wind farm and several tidal energy proj

The School of Engineering at Cardiff University and Haydale have announced new research demonstrating significant improvements in mechanical performance in

J.L. Becker, a Gasbarre Furnace group company, has installed two similar furnace systems for a domestic alloy manufacturer.

CTruk is planning to develop a new site to build the larger support vessels required for the latest offshore wind farm projects.

The Brazilian composites sector reported a revenue of US$ 325 million in the third quarter of 2014, 9.8% higher when compared to the previous three months,

ASTM International says that Katharine E Morgan, current ASTM vice president of technical committee operations, will succeed current ASTM president James A

Scientists have made the first direct observations of a one-dimensional boundary separating two different, atom-thin materials.

Composite Cluster Singapore Pte Ltd (CCS) and Componeering Inc. have signed an agreement to substantiate their collaboration regarding Componeering’s ESACo

From 27–30th October, 350 delegates, from over 30 countries, gathered at the Hilton hotel in Clearwater, FL for NuMAT 14.

Molycorp Inc has reported consolidated net revenues in the third quarter of 2014 of US$123.9 million, a 6% increase over the preceding quarter.

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Hardide Coatings has increased its installed capacity by nearly 50% to cope with increased demand for its range of nanostructured tungsten carbide coatings

Combined Composite Technologies Ltd, part of Momentive Specialty Chemicals (Momentive CCT), has developed a specially-adapted training school in collaborat

Kennametal Inc has reported Q1 sales of US$695 million, compared with US$620 million in the same quarter last year, an increase of 12%.

US private equity firms HGGC and Charlesbank Capital Partners, with portfolio company Citadel Plastics Holdings, have completed the acquisition of The Comp

Carl Z Gasbarre, co-founder of Gasbarre Products Inc has announced his retirement from the company after 40 years of service, the MPIF reports.

Composites UK, the accredited Trade Association for the UK composites industry, will support companies using composite materials in the marine and offshore

The UK's Secretary of State for the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), Dr Vince Cable MP, formally opened new facilities at the National

Digital Metal, part of the Höganäs Group, has extended its 3D printing capability.

Iranian researchers have reportedly designed and developed a wind-turbine generator using soft magnetic powder metallurgy technology.

Toho Tenax has developed a carbon fibre prepreg that achieves rapid curing, enabling increased productivity in the manufacture of carbon fibre reinforced p

Luxfer Holdings PLC, a global materials technology company and part of Magnesium Elektron Powders (MEP), has agreed to acquire the assets and business of T

Exel Composites has announced a new strategy and long-term financial targets.

A new way to measure the mechanical properties of soft contact lenses has been proposed by researchers at Georgia Tech.

Your next filling may be 3D-printed, if the work from researchers at University Hospital Würzburg in Germany reaches maturity.

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3A Composites, a division of Schweiter Technologies, is to acquire PNG Balsa.

Umicore says that its Q3 revenues were up slightly (+1%) compared to the same period in 2013.

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Automotive equipment supplier Faurecia has created a 50/50 joint venture with French agricultural cooperative Interval to develop and produce bio-sourced r

Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc has posted molybdenum production from its Thompson Creek and Endako mines of 6.6 million pounds for the third quarter of

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US Molybdenum mining company General Moly has posted net loss for the three months ended September 30, 2014 of US$3.2 million compared to net income of US$

At the Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien), two photons were made to interact strongly using an ultra-thin glass fibre.

The Journal of the European Ceramic Society is pleased to announce that financial support for projects is now available from the JECS Trust.

NetComposites is inviting speakers for its CompIC (Composites in Construction) conference taking place on 3 February 2015 in Amsterdam.

Renishaw has obtained a compliance certificate from TÜV SÜD for its AM250 laser melting machine.

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