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Materials news, February 2015

SGL Kümpers moves to new production facility

SGL Kümpers GmbH & Co. KG, a provider of fabrics and braidings for a range of industries, has relocated to a new production facility in Westphalia, Germany

Global production of molybdenum increased to 150.3 million pounds for the third quarter of 2014, up 5% from 142.9 million pounds in the previous quarter, a

Market data providers IHS Automotive forecasts global automotive sales for 2015 to reach 88.6 million, an increase of 2.4% over 2014.

TeXtreme has added to its line of Spread Tow products with wider UD tapes.

Dendrites create fire hazards and can limit the ability of batteries to power our smart phones and store renewable energy for a rainy day.

Adding about one per cent of nanoparticles by weight makes the solar cells more efficient, according to the findings of a team of scientists.

AOC Resins has made some additions to its leadership team.

A new initiative involving Elsevier’s engineering journals, editors, authors and referees – titled Engineering Advances.

We are pleased to bring to your attention the Special Issue on Progress in Polymer Hybrid Materials, published in Progress in Polymer Science.

A 3D printed skiboot made from Windform SP has won a prize at health and fitness show ISPO Munich.

The ExOne Company says that all five of its production service centers (PSCs) in North America have ISO 9001:2008 certification.

Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc says that from December 2014, its Thompson Creek Mine has been placed on care and maintenance and the Endako Mine has bee

Fonon Technologies, a supplier of laser-based materials processing systems for 3D printing, has assumed full control of Mabwe Minerals Inc, a natural resou

Porcher industries has developed towpreg technology suitable for automated and advanced fiber placement (AFP) and filament winding.

Adding MgO nanoparticles to polymer composite scaffolds helps bone-forming cells stick.

CTruk has finalised plans to invest around £7.3 million for the construction of an Advanced Composite Technology Centre, incorporating a training facility,

JEC Group says that Ron Garan, a decorated former NASA astronaut will be the special guest keynote speaker for the JEC Americas Composites Show which takes

Thin Solid Films, Freely Available Online: Collection of invited critical review papers published in 2014.

Scientists are interested in using gels to deliver drugs designed to release their payload over a specified time period.

University of Pennsylvania researchers have made an advance in manufacturing one such material, molybdenum disulphide.

Scientists from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Chemical Engineering at the Carlos III University of Madrid have carried out resear

The Future Materials Group (FMG), which acts as an adviser to the composite manufacturing sector, has opened new UK facilities as part of its plans for exp

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At this year’s JEC Europe, FORMAX, a manufacturer of bespoke lightweight multiaxial reinforcements, is introducing a range of biaxial fabrics made from int

Magnum Venus Products (MVP) plans to debut two new products at JEC, which takes place in March.

The ExOne Company has introduced Innovent, a 3D printing system designed especially for research and education.

Technical Fibre Products (TFP) plan to introduce an extended range of thermoplastic veils including PPS, PEI, PEEK, polyamide and polyimide.

LPW Technology has announced a strategic partnership with Shaanxi 3D Technology to develop the use of metal powders for additive manufacturing (AM) in Chin

Modeling the amount of plastic waste that ends up in the world's oceans.

Michelman has been chosen to be part of the 122-member consortium that will make up the new Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IAC

MIM and 3D printing conglomerate ARC Group Worldwide Inc reports that its second quarter fiscal year 2015 revenue was US$27.1 million, an increase of 35.9%

Arcam has received an order for one of its Arcam Q20 system from LAI International in Phoenix. The system will be used for production of aerospace componen

Specialized peptides binds with nanoparticles to help improve lithium-ion batteries.

New type of superconducting transistor that can be switched reversibly between on and off positions using light irradiation.

Novel material for efficient plasmonic devices in mid-IR range.

Hidden order revealed, cracking a cryo puzzle.

The AMRC’s Composite Centre has invested £150,000 in an FT Dornier Rapier Loom, which can weave composites without the risk of the highly electrically cond

Dassault Systèmes has introduced SOLIDWORKS Industrial Design, the second SOLIDWORKS application on its 3DEXPERIENCE platform.

Kyocera is joining forces with the Turkish industrial enterprise Bilginoglu Endüstri as part of a joint venture.

Malvern Instruments plans to exhibit its Mastersizer 3000 laser diffraction particle size analyzer, along with the recently introduced HydroSight imaging a

Huntsman Advanced Materials has released a new website which provides a guide to its range of Araldite Industrial adhesives.

General Moly Inc has reached an agreement with POS-Minerals Corporation to use restricted cash of up to US$36 million to invest in the Mt. Hope molybdenum

KittyHawk, an airplane with an innovative carbon blended structure will claim the JEC Innovation Award at the European composites show on 10-12 March 2015.

Avure Technologies, a manufacturer of ultra-high pressure systems, has opened an Application Center in Västerås, Sweden, for the development of hot and col

PPE plans to launch its EASYPERM system, which measures and evaluates the ability of reinforcement to let resin flow, at the JEC Composites Show.

Wiggling and evolving carbon nanotube bugs.

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Biomimetic nanosheets based on microbial armor.

The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) is to lead a new £6 million European-funded project to develop an advanced lightw

A lightweight, 8 m NOX SV wooden motorboat has been put together using Sicomin materials.

Swiss group Schweiter Technologies, which owns 3A Composites, has entered into an agreement to acquire Polish company Plastwag.

3D Systems (3DS) has been awarded two research contracts worth over US$1 million to develop advanced manufacturing capabilities for aerospace and defense.

Scientists used supercomputers to find a new class of materials that possess an exotic state of matter known as the quantum spin Hall effect.

Scientists have shown that gold nanotubes have many applications in fighting cancer.

Engineers from Trinity College Dublin are leading a four-year, €500,000 European Space Agency (ESA) project to fine-tune cold spray (CS) technology, which

Composites Germany has published its most recent report on current and future developments in composites.

RTP Company has expanded its Very Long Fiber Reinforced Polypropylene (PP VLF) portfolio to include a range of low emission products.

Thermal processing specialist Harper International has finalized a contract for more than US$3 million to supply high temperature vertical and rotary react

A new report suggests that 3D printing’s market share will increase to 40% by the end of the year, boosted by a trend toward personal manufacturing and sma

Aerospace composite supplier Albany Engineered Composites (AEC) has joined forces with automotive engineering and consulting company Ricardo to develop com

3A Composites has developed AIREXT10, a new PET-based structural core material for high volume sandwich applications.

Research undertaken by Linde LLC and Megamet Solid Metals Inc suggests that using ‘best practice’ in the control of the carbon potential in the sintering z

Atlas Pressed Metals’ senior metallurgist, Dr. Craig Stringer, recently presented sintering research results at the APMI International Western Pennsylvania

A French bike manufacturer has developed the NYX 2015 Frame Kit, which can convert an existing bicycle into an electric bike.

Umicore has reported that its revenues were €2.4 billion, just 1% higher compared to 2013, noting that growth in its Catalysis and Energy Materials busines

Johns Manville, a manufacturer of building and specialty products, plans to showcase its Short Fiber Thermoplastics at the JEC show in March.

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Ahlstrom says that it may lay off a maximum of 20 people at its Karhula plant in Finland.

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

Airtech plans to launch two new products at the JEC 2015 show in March.

Arcam AB, a supplier of additive manufacturing (AM) machines, has reported that its net sales increased by 70% to SEK339.0 million in 2014, compared to SEK

LPW Technology has recently added ISO 13485 certification for medical supply to its existing quality control standards, AS 9100 and AS 9120 for aerospace,

Custom Composites' glass fiber tubes have been supplied to Delta-T Devices to form part of the company’s soil moisture sensors.

From now on, when you submit an manuscript to Acta Biomaterialia, we request that you include a short statement of significance.

Investing in sustainable technology is key to developing and commercializing carbon fiber, a new report suggests.

Leading pump manufacturer Concentric AB has acquired GKN Sinter Metals de Argentina SA, a supplier of engine pumps in South America.

The 2015 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering has been awarded to the ground-breaking chemical engineer Dr Robert Langer.

Scott Bader is exhibiting Fix-Rcryl 10, a new roof repair and refurbishment glass fibre reinforced plastic (GRP) coating system at the Ecobuild 2015 exhibi

PTI Engineered Plastics has moved into metal 3D printing with its acquisition of a Lumex Avance-25, made by Matsuura Japan.

Gurit has reported unaudited full year net sales of CHF 335.8 million, representing an increase of 19.4% compared with net sales of CHF 281.1 million for t

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Anaglyph plans to exhibit its range of composites design and analysis software tools at the JEC Show, which takes place in Paris, France from 10-12 March.

Zecotek Photonics says that it has developed a way of producing metal powders for 3D printing that has a number of benefits over traditional techniques.

Indian PM and metallurgy specialist Hanumanthu Purushotham has been appointed chairman and MD of the National Research Development Corporation (NRDC), New

We’re celebrating the International Year of Light with a video contest where we ask you to tell us what light means to you.

Examining two new report by NREL into trade-offs of owning of leasing photovoltaic systems.

Molycorp Inc says that Q4 2014 rare earth production at its Mountain Pass, California mine nearly doubled that of the previous quarter.

Elsevier, the publisher of Reinforced Plastics, has launched the Knovel Polymer Matrix Composites Database.

Using a medium to compress and shorten intense laser pulses.

Valleytronics offers an alternative approach to spintronics.

Carpenter Technology reported net sales of US$548.4 million, compared to net sales of US$503.5 million in Q2 2014.

Royal DSM has upgraded facilities in its Wilmington, Massachusetts plan to produce improved waterborne resins for inks and coatings.

UK additive manufacturing (AM) leader Renishaw has reported that its first half year revenue increased 36%, from £164.0 million to £223.8 million.

Wisconsin Thermoset Molding Inc (WTM) and Rose Polymer Composites LLC, makers of composite molded parts, have joined forces in a merger.

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Researchers have created ceramics from lunar dust that could be used for structural applications on the moon.

Dentists and engineers find that that soft drinks really do damage your teeth.

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