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Materials news, March 2015

Renishaw 3D printing now suitable for dental market

Renishaw says that its AM250 metal 3D printing machine is now suitable for producing dental parts, meaning that it will not require further adjustment to a

Core Molding Technologies Inc, a molder of glass fiber reinforced plastics, has acquired substantially all of the assets of CPI Binani Inc (CPI), located i

Hardfacing specialist Cutting & Wear has developed a new thermally stable polycrystalline (TSP) diamond hardfacing material incorporating Hardide-D tungste

Gurit has appointed Angelo Quabba as chief financial officer (CFO) and member of the Executive Committee, effective 1 August 2015.

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SKF has been contracted to supply CFM International with mainshaft and gearbox bearings for the LEAP engine program, a high-bypass aircraft turbofan engine

Former CEO of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) joins the Elsevier Materials Science Council.

Data can be shared and reused freely, through some new initiatives now running at Elsevier and the Materials Today family of journals.

How to make large volumes of polymer nanofibers.

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Volkswagen AG’s Porsche division plans to buy a 25% stake in Capricorn Composite GmbH, a German auto-parts and carbon fiber producer, according to Bloomber

EOS has appointed Glynn Fletcher as president of EOS North America Inc.

Hexion Inc has developed a coil spring made of plastic composite in cooperation with Sogefi for Audi.

Researchers have created new structures that exploit the electromechanical properties of specific nanofibers to stretch to up to seven times their length.

A new use for the polystyrene and starch-based beads - so-called packing peanuts in lithium batteries.

Faurecia Flaxpreg, a green and light very long flax fiber reinforced composite sandwich, has been awarded the JEC Europe 2015 Innovation Award in the semi-

The European Powder Metallurgy Association (EPMA) is launching a new club project entitled Micro-mechanical Testing: A Quantitative Method for Measuring Lo

QA1 has developed a line of carbon fiber driveshafts for vehicles with up to 500 horsepower/pound-foot of torque.

GKN Aerospace has entered a strategic partnership with additive manufacturing specialist Arcam AB to develop and industrialise electron beam melting (EBM).

In an experiment researchers used NV centers in diamond to sense the properties of magnetic field noise.

Granta Design has improves its Granta MI:Composites software to help the composite qualification process, particularly where data traceability is important

LPW Technology has developed LPW Powdersolve, software that could improve efficiency and quality control in additive manufacturing (AM).

MOFs to break down nerve agents quickly and catalyticalls.

NetComposites, in collaboration with Tilsatec and FORMAX, has developed a highly aligned flax-based tape and non-crimp fabric.

Aluminum giant Alcoa has signed a definitive agreement to acquire RTI International Metals, a global supplier of titanium and other metal products and serv

AGC AeroComposites, a global supplier of composite aerostructures and components, has been contracted to supply the multi-station lightweight armament supp

PM component manufacturer ATW Companies says that it has successfully implemented ‘lean culture’ across all of its subsidiaries.

General Moly, Inc has announced its audited financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2014.

DolphiTech says that its DolphiCam Ultrasound NDT Camera System has received new functionality for drilled hole inspections on carbon fiber reinforced plas

Research has demonstrated laser control of quantum states in an ordinary silicon wafer.

Magnum Venus Products (MVP), a manufacturer of composite application equipment, has restructured the company’s ownership by redeeming shares held by CEO To

CVMR Corporation is relocating its international headquarters to Oak Ridge’s Innovation Valley in Tennessee, a move which, it says, will create 620 new job

First proof of single attosecond pulse generation at the carbon K-edge.

If you are over 45 years old and reading this, the chances are, you are doing so via corrective lenses such as contact lenses or reading glasses.

Specialist tooling company Compotool Ltd has developed a tooling board product which it says represents a radical new approach to composite tooling.

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General Electric and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have received US$540,000 from America Makes to develop open-source algorithms that will

The MPIF has posted pictures of the metal parts submitted to its Powder Metallurgy Design Excellence Awards competition.

UK trade organisation Composites UK’s AGM and annual conference, which takes place on 13 May at the University of Warwick, UK, has outlined its speaker pr

Scott Bader has recently become an approved supplier of composite moulding and structural adhesive products to all of Daimler’s production facilities, incl

Holding Company Composite has started a new large scale carbon fiber production line developed for industrial grade carbon fiber.

Sandvik says that it plans to reduce its production units from 150 to about 125 over three to four years.

Magnetic nanoparticles combined with a derivative of the spice turmeric could help make earlier diagnoses of Alzheimer’s easier.

Owens Corning has launched a number of new glass fiber materials at JEC.

Gasbarre Products has appointed Mark Saline as general manager of Sinterite and C.I. Hayes.

Graphene flakes grown directly onto stainless steel could lead to a new generation of corrosion-resistant metals.

Materialise NV, a provider of additive manufacturing (AM) software and 3D printing services for plastics, plans to start offering aluminum printing to its

SGL Group and BASF have developed a new composite, based on a reactive polyamide system and compatible carbon fibers, following joint material research.

SGL Group has launched a range of pre-impregnated towpregs, fiber bundles from carbon or glass fibers suitable for challenging winding and lay-up processes

MIM and 3D printed prototype manufacturer Proto Labs Inc has been awarded a 2015 Manufacturing Leadership Award by corporate growth consulting firm Frost &

GKN reports that its sales increased 4% organically, with a decline of 2% after a £403 million adverse currency translation impact in 2014.

Rolls-Royce has used additive layer manufacturing (ALM) to construct a 1.5m-diameter titanium front bearing housing (FBH) which is held inside a Rolls-Royc

Cytec Industries Inc has launched BMI and epoxy versions of DForm Fabric Tooling Prepreg.

One of life's strongest bonds has been discovered by a science team researching biofuels with the help of supercomputers.

TenCate Advanced Composites is presenting a number of new products at JEC Europe 2015.

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NetComposites has developed injection mouldable long fiber thermoplastic (LFT) Flax/PP and Jute/PP pellets.

Union Process, Inc, a manufacturer of particle size reduction and dispersion equipment, has manufactured a special edition S1 Laboratory Attritor for a res

British scientists have designed functionalized nanotubes that can act as both a contrast agent for MRI and as a structure for targeted cancer treatment.

Chris Anderson, CEO of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) company 3D Robotics, and self-proclaimed "metal powder geek", has been named as the keynote speaker Po

RocTool, which develops technologies for rapid molding of composites, has announced the appointment of Stéphane Hersen as its chairman and CEO/director.

Bayer MaterialScience has concluded its takeover of Nuremberg-based Thermoplast Composite GmbH (TCG) in Langenfeld, a provider of thermoplastic fiber compo

EOS is presenting removable partial dentures at this year’s International Dental Show (IDS), Cologne, Germany, in March.

First fully validated method of detecting drugs of abuse in exhaled breath.

New hybrid thin-layer films that help touch screens last longer.

Exelis has been awarded a multimillion dollar contract from Airbus to produce center wing box struts for the A350-1000 aircraft.

Mike Ford, sales director of LPW Technology will present new research on the effects of powder contamination, at ILAS 2015 which takes place in Kenilworth,

Researchers have come up with a mathematical model that describes and predicts the outstanding mechanical behavior of natural composites.

Aerospace manufacturer Aequs has made a minority equity investment in the Farinia Group's Spartacus3D, a French company specializing in additive layer manu

The Brazilian composites sector’s revenue totaled US$ 1.202 billion in 2014, down 0.1% compared to 2013 according to new data commissioned by the Latin Am

Bond Laminates GmbH, a subsidiary of specialty chemicals company LANXESS, has expanded its Tepex range of continuous-fiber-reinforced thermoplastic high-pe

H.C. Starck says that its tantalum supply chain has been again declared free of “conflict minerals” following an independent audit.

First ever photograph of light behaving as both wave and stream of particles.

Johns Manville (JM), a manufacturer of glass fiber products has announced it will expand its glass fiber operations plant in Etowah, Tennessee, to service

Hardide plc, the parent company of surface coatings company Hardide Coatings, has appointed Jan Ward CBE as a non-executive director.

The first articles of the new journal Energy Reports are now available on ScienceDirect.

Scientists have captured the first real-time nanoscale images of lithium dendrite structures known to degrade lithium-ion batteries.

The Special Issue on Polymers for Membrane Applications guest-edited by Alexander Bismarck, Kang Li and Andrew Livingston.

Hybrid Manufacturing Technologies Ltd has won the inaugural International Additive Manufacturing Award (IAMA) for its 3D printing machine hybrid technology

Solvay and 3A Composites have formed an alliance to develop foam materials to make more lightweight parts for advanced transportation.

Multiphase liquid pores for separation science.

Phonon second sound waves in 2D materials.

The Industrial Heating Equipment Association (IHEA) is conducting a one day class covering compliance, intended for US industrial heating equipment manufac

Johns Manville has developed two new products, a multi-end roving for sheet moulding compound (SMC) and chopped strand glass fiber for high-performance pol

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Scientists have developed nanocarriers that site-selectively release medicines/drugs at the tumor site in human and mouse lungs.

Researchers have found a new way to make state-of-the-art materials for energy storage using a cheap lamp from the hardware store.

German AM specialist Concept Laser says that it received 110 new machine orders in 2014 versus 84 in 2013, a 31% increase.

The Biobuild Project has won a JEC Innovation award for its Biocomposite Façade System.

Sicomin plans to present a new fire retardant prepreg resin at JEC.

ExOne says that six additional materials are now printable in the company's printing systems: cobalt-chrome, IN alloy 718, iron-chrome-aluminum, 17-4 stain

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have made use of additive manufacturing (AM) to capture undistorted snapshots of re

A group of companies including Axon Automotive, a subsidiary of Far-UK Ltd, has won the Jury Prize at JEC for the Intrado carbon frame design for an automo

Austrian hybrid parts specialist Teufelberger has installed a lightweight carbon fiber reinforced plastic component for the particle accelerator at the CER

NanoSteel has developed its range of powders for additive manufacturing (AM) to make it possible to 3D print complex high hardness parts.

The European Powder Metallurgy Association (EPMA) has launches a revised powder metal (PM) Roadmap document, designed to promote the industry to government

SCIGRIP is introducing a new SG800 range of specialist methyl methacrylate (MMA) bonding systems at JEC.

We are very pleased to welcome nominations for awards in the Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer for early-career researchers.

Freely Available Online: Collection of invited critical review papers published in 2014 from Surface & Coatings Technology.

TenCate has reported organic revenue growth of 4% for the full year 2014, and 9% in the second half of 2014, due to growth in composites, synthetic turf ya

The journal Applied Surface Science is delighted to invite young researchers to apply for the Frans Habraken Best Paper Award.

Hermle, a German machine tool manufacturer, has integrated AM capability into a 5-axis machining center.

Granta Design has released GRANTA MI:Additive Manufacturing, new software that could help companies and institutions improve the way they develop their add

Common Fibers, a small startup company in the US, has developed new technology that can create a hinge directly in a sheet of carbon fiber by using a laser

Metallized Carbon Corporation (Metcar) has developed a range of bearings designed for louver dampers in boiler applications, such as those in coal- or refu

An efficient way to untangle DNA to study its structure.

Austrian company GHS Global Housing Solutions says that it has received orders from Qatar for its temporary composite house system.

The first ever approval of a structural composite part for a commercial ship was announced at the E-LASS (European network for lightweight applications at

Starcore International Mines Ltd, which focuses on exploring, extracting and processing gold and silver has acquired all of the shares of Creston Moly Corp

Researchers have devised a scalable and efficient means of producing Sn-containing carbon nanostructure for Li-ion batteries using a molten salt process.

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Dow Automotive Systems has improved its VORAFORCE 5300 epoxy resin matrix system for high-pressure resin transfer molded (RTM) composites.

ASTM International Committee B08 on Metallic and Inorganic Coatings has presented its Frederick A. Lowenheim Memorial Award to Phillip Stapleton, president

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