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Materials news, January 2015

Kennametal Inc has reported results for fiscal Q2 2015, with loss per diluted share (LPS) of US$4.89, compared with the prior year quarter earnings per dil

DIAB will be presenting its new Divinycell HM-range structural core at JEC Europe 2015 which takes place in Paris from 10-12 March 2015.

Mirror-like spin-photon interfaces in diamond for quantum memory.

Emerging family of solar-absorbing materials that could clear the way for cheaper and more efficient solar panels and LEDs.

H.C. Starck GmbH is expanding its Executive Board to add the new position of chief technology officer (CTO).

Scott Bader plans to exhibit a range of new applications featuring its advanced composites materials and adhesives at the JEC Composites show in March.

ETH researchers have developed a comprehensive model to explain how electrons flow inside new types of solar cells made of tiny crystals.

Wall Colmonoy has announced the dates for its three-day course which teaches aspects of modern furnace brazing.

Researchers hope that their properties might be altered to permit nanodiamonds to be used as catalysts for generating hydrogen from sunlight.

Hungarian pianist Gergely Bogányi, along with engineers from the country, has developed a sleek, futuristic-looking grand piano made with a traditional iro

Citadel Plastics Holdings, Inc, a global provider of thermoplastic and engineered composite compounds, has opened a new manufacturing facility in Changshu,

The organizers of materials science and engineering event MS&T15 have issued a call for papers.

The Dow Chemical Company and its joint venture, DowAksa, have been selected by the Obama Administration to be part of the Institute for Advanced Composites

Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo K.K., which operates the Tanaka Precious Metals Group's manufacturing business had become the world's first company to develop plat

Mitsubishi plans to integrate the pitch-based carbon fiber business of Mitsubishi Plastics and the PAN-based carbon fiber business of Mitsubishi Rayon to d

Sandvik AB is reportedly investing in a new 3D printing research and development center in Sandviken, Sweden.

How to enhance light emission and capture light from metamaterials embedded with light emitting nanocrystals.

Scientists have come up with a way of creating sensors which could allow machines to smell more accurately than humans.

The Physics Innovation Award is a competition inviting you to come up with original innovative ideas to improve the publishing experience.

University of British Columbia physicists have detected 'charge ordering' in electron-doped cuprate superconductors for the first time.

Princeton University researchers have built a rice grain-sized laser powered by single electrons.

Some of the most influential articles published in Acta Biomaterialia over the past 10 years can be found here.

Ford has announced new collaboration with DowAksa and the U.S. Department of Energy to develop high-volume manufacturing techniques for automotive-grade ca

Some 68% of UK adults believe the manufacturing and medical sectors are most likely to benefit from 3D printing advances in the future, according to new da

Scientists at the Application Center for Wood Fiber Research HOFZET at the Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research are researching the potential of hemp, fl

SLM Solutions Group AG has reported a new order intake of 53 machines as of 17 December 2014, a growth of 112% compared with the previous year's level of 2

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Physicists have detected 'charge ordering' in electron-doped cuprate superconductors for the first time.

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Materion Corporation, a supplier of metal powders and metal matrix composites and a launch partner of the American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Inno

A partnership involving composites experts from the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Center with Boeing has won a top Asian innovati

DSM Dyneema has formed a partnership with Load Solutions AS based in Bergen, Norway to develop link chains made with Dyneema fiber.

Revealing hidden structures in domain interfaces in organic semiconductors.

Rice University scientists advanced their recent development of laser-induced graphene (LIG) by producing and testing stacked.

Helicopter engine manufacturer Turbomeca is setting up manufacturing capability at its facility in Bordes, France for the serial production of parts using

The Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) has announced its featured speakers for the 2015 AMUG Education & Training Conference, which will be held in

A research team led by the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) plans to research the development affordable composite natural-gas vehicle fuel t

Canadian canoe manufacturer Swift Canes & Kayaks has released a version of their Keewaydin 16 model, featuring TeXtreme Spread Tow carbon fabrics.

GKN Sinter Metals Danyang has received the Excellent Supplier Award 2014 from Tianjin Tanhas Technology Co Ltd.

Outstanding contributions recognized at the Materials Today Asia conference.

Materials engineers have made a significant leap toward creating higher-performance electronics with improved battery life.

3D design software specialist Dassault Systèmes has become a charter member of the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI), the

Hardide Coatings, a provider of surface coating technology, has today announced investment in a new Virginia manufacturing plant worth £4.5 million.

New materials follow an environmentally-friendly route.

Senvol, a US company which measures the benefits of additive manufacturing (AM) for manufacturers, has developed a database of the machines and materials o

Lehmann & Voss & Co has developed new composite materials for the production of plastic gear wheels that are more resilient even at elevated temperatures.

Oxygen is needed in tissue repair so researchers have come up with a novel way to supply regrowing tissue with oxygen using algae-impregnated biomaterials.

Ford has developed the Ford GT, a lightweight aerodynamic vehicle which makes extensive use of carbon fiber parts.

EOS and Germany engine manufacturer MTU Aero Engines have signed a framework agreement to improve the quality of EOS’ engine components made using metal ad

2H Offshore, an Acteon company, has joined with oil and gas industry leaders to develop a new design guideline for thermoplastic composite pipes (TCP).

Lucy Ackland, a project manager working on Renishaw's metal 3D printing machine, has been awarded the Women's Engineering Society (WES) Prize at the IET's

Carbon nanotubes could spark new life into damaged nerves.

Henrik Lange plans to resign as executive vice president and CFO of SKF.

Tandem perovskite-semiconductor promise for solar energy efficiency boost.

Integral Technologies Inc and its wholly owned subsidiary ElectriPlast Corp has signed an agreement with nickel plated carbon fiber (NiC) manufacturer, Con

TAT Technologies has announced the dates for its upcoming sintering classes.

Testing and protection specialist Acoem has developed a thermomechanical test platform for polymers and composite materials.

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AIC Group announces a new partnership with the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) based in Sheffield, UK.

Swiss automotive composite specialist Gurit has been selected as the supplier for carbon fiber based automotive body panels at a total contract value of mo

Arcam has received an order for an Arcam A2X system from CalRAM in the US.

Ceratizit has developed a new tool in its MaxiDrill 900 system.

UK manufacturer Structural Science Composites Ltd (SSC) has developed a range of glass fiber reinforced manhole and drain covers that are so lightweight th

Researchers measured the time electrons needed to travel through a film consisting of a few layers a of magnesium atoms.

Making cement is a centuries-old art that has yet to be perfected, according to researchers at Rice University who believe it can be still more efficient.

The commercial vehicle market in the UK grew 11.0% to 363,155 units in 2014, the highest level since 2007, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers

Composites UK, the accredited industry trade association (ATO) for the UKTI’s Trade Access Programme (TAP) is offering grants of £1500 each to pay some of

Metallized Carbon Corporation (Metcar), a manufacturer of oil-free, self-lubricating, carbon-graphite materials for service lubrication applications, has d

Solvay Specialty Polymers has introduced the Xydar MG-850 liquid crystal polymer (LCP), a new specially designed grade suitable for new high-speed USB 3.0

Plansee’s Esashi plant in Japan has recently celebrated the start of production of molybdenum and tungsten products 25 years ago.

SKF has received an order in excess of SEK 50 million for the supply of bearing sets from Chongqing Gearbox Co, Ltd, a leading Chinese wind power gearbox m

A PhD student from the University of Bristol has designed and developed a hand-held laminating tool, called a dibber, for use in the layup of advanced comp

A team of researchers recently report on the use of a simple and effective approach to overcome this limitation using amphiphiles.

Although blue light-emitting diodes (LEDs): how do they actually work?

Computational Materials Science supports the move towards Open Data with Data in Brief.

President Obama has announced the new Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI), a Knoxville, Tennessee-based center focused on de

We are very pleased to solicit nominations for the Elsevier Van de Hulst Light-Scattering Award.

Advanced Metallurgical Group N.V. (AMG) has sold 40% equity interest in AMG Graphit Kropfmühl GmbH by way of a capital increase in combination with a 10.33

ATL Composites says that 2015 marks its 35th anniversary as a producer of epoxy resins and supplier of structural materials to the Australian and Asian co

Introducing a compound into cancer cells to guide surgery.

Sandvik Osprey has announced that Mary Kate Johnston has joined the company as powders group business development manager (Americas).

Building nanotechnology using DNA origami

MarkForged has developed cloud-based 3D printing software for its Mark One Composite 3D Printer.

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Wolf-Henning Scheider, manager of Robert Bosch GmbH’s automotive group, is leaving the company in March to join MAHLE GmbH.

Self-folding 3D origami comes to fruition.

Graphene oxide stability in water is down to presence of aluminum impurity.

Miba has reported consolidated revenue of €498.3 million in the first three quarters of 2014–2015 (1 February to 31 October).

Royal DSM, the global life and materials sciences company, has reached an agreement with Cathay Investments for the sale of Euroresins.

An engineer from the University of Massachusetts in the US has been awarded a grant from NASA to develop composite materials for use in space.

Special Issue on graphene from the journal, Carbon.

The Editorial Board of Nuclear Instruments and Methods, Section A (NIMA) is currently accepting nominations for the Kai Siegbahn Prize.

JSC Prepreg-ACM, part of Holding Company Composite, has had its basic carbon and hybrid (with glass fibre) multiaxial fabrics approved for use in marine ap

Jun Sasaki, PhD, general manager of the Control Research Laboratory at the Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp (NSSMC) in Futtsu, Japan, has been named a di

As reported by Reuters and other news agencies, China has dropped its quotas that limited exports of some rare earth metals.

The fourth in the latest series of EPMA Short Courses will take place 15–17 April 2015 in Barcelona, Spain and will focus on powder injection moulding (PIM

TPI Composites has signed a multiyear supply agreement with Vestas Wind Systems A/S to provide blades for the V110 wind turbine from TPI's factory in Dafen

The best material to keep carbon dioxide from natural gas wells from fouling the atmosphere may be a derivative of asphalt.

Resilience to extreme conditions by the most transparent, lightweight and flexible material for conducting electricity.

Dr Subhash Mahajan, Coordinating Editor of Acta Materialia, will receive the prestigious Institute of Metals/Robert Franklin Mehl Award.

Hilti Corporation has opened its new innovation center at its headquarters in Schaan, Liechtenstein.

Haysite Reinforced Plastics has launched its new website at www.haysite.com.

Mildred Dresselhaus, member of Carbon’s Honary Advisory Board was awarded the US Presidential Medal of Freedom.

New Editor-in-Chief announced for Diamond and Related Materials

GKN Sinter Metals Danyang has been awarded the Excellent Supplier Award & Zero PPM 2014 Award by GETRAG (Jiangxi) Transmission Co., Ltd (GJT).

Royal Ten Cate (TenCate) has agreed for Platinum Equity, a US-based private equity investor, to buy TenCate Enbi, a supplier of components and materials to

The global glass and carbon fiber wind turbine blade market was valued at US$9,998.9 million in 2013 and is projected to reach a value of US$16,982 million

The 2014 Materials Today Cover Competition winners have been revealed...

Renishaw says that it will be exhibiting a range of additive manufacturing products at Southern Manufacturing 2015 which takes place from 10 – 12 February

AIC Group has been awarded a multi-million pound contract by UTC Aerospace Systems to custom-build an 18 foot diameter autoclave with control systems.

A new report suggests that the global thermal spray market will grow at a CAGR of 8.13% over the period 2014-2019.

An international team of researchers has developed a drug delivery technique that utilizes graphene strips as “flying carpets”.

A team of engineers has developed a new acousto-optic device that can shape and steer beams of light at speeds never before achieved.

A European strategic partnership including materials specialist Sandvik has been granted the 2014 European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) Cal

The AVK - Industrievereinigung Verstärkte Kunststoffe e.V. (Federation of Reinforced Plastics) is seeking composite products or processes to be submitted f

U.S.based molybdenum mining company General Moly has signed definitive agreements with a group of accredited investors related to a private placement of un

Kaman Corporation has sold its Mexican distribution subsidiary Delamac de Mexico to a power transmission engineering firm, Rodamientos y Accesorios (RYASA)

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Carbon black-PTFE Janus microspheres have been produced using microfluidics.

A flexible, self-powered piezoelectric motion sensor for use by Alzheimer’s patients has been developed by Korean researchers.

The University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center has completed static strength testing of a 56 m (184 foot) wind turbine blade made by G

The Laser Institute of America (LIA) says that its annual workshop on laser additive manufacturing will take place in Orlando, FL, on 4-5 March.

GlassFibreEurope, a trade organisation that aims to represent the interests of European glass fibre manufacturers, says that it welcomes new EU trade measu

A controlling stake in MIM specialist Dynacast has been acquired by global private markets investment manager Partners Group as well as shareholders and th

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