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Materials news, May 2015

Sigma Labs, Inc has announced financial results for the three months ended 31 March, 2015.

Creative Composites has invested in its fourth compression moulding press.

PyroGenesis Canada Inc is shipping the first of ten powder production systems for 3D printing.

Physicists at the University of Washington have conducted the most precise and controlled measurements yet of carbon surface.

The researchers describe how a magnetic field, roughly the size of a medical MRI, reduced the amount of heat flowing through a semiconductor by 12 percent.

New research hones in on the structural changes underlying superconductivity in iron arsenide compounds—those containing iron and arsenic.

Chemists at the University of Waterloo have discovered the key reaction that takes place in sodium-air batteries.

Research to improve the world.

DNA origami scaffolds support building of precisely controlled nanoparticle clusters.

Dr. Richard Grylls has presented a paper about integrating 3D printing within a CNC machine.

UL (Underwriters Laboratories), a global safety science organization, plans to open a global additive manufacturing (AM) center in Singapore.

Couple carbon nanotubes as RF quantum dots.

Reichhold has announced a price increase effective for all orders shipped on or after 8 June 2015.

By the year 2020 the first cylinder housings manufactured from polymer composite materials will be introduced into passenger car and motorcycle engines.

Charles Ross says that it has introduced a new VersaMix multi-agitator system.

The IHEA has approved two new membership categories for those involved in the industrial process heating industry.

Morgan Advanced Materials has worked with a Norwegian flat rolled aluminum supplier to improve its health and safety.

Fan-shaped hyperlens out set to slash resolution limits.

Compressed graphene can be printed onto paper for flexible applications.

Engineers and physicists have shown how liquid crystals can be employed to create compound lenses similar to those found in nature.

Zenyatta Ventures Ltd says that several of its high purity graphite powders are now suitable for powder metallurgy (PM) applications.

Intertek has invested in a range of lab equipment to improve its composites materials testing capabilities.

DSM Dyneema has acquired Cubic Tech, a privately owned company based in Arizona, USA.

Sciaky Inc is highlighting its new electron beam additive manufacturing (EBAM) metal 3D printing systems at this year’s RAPID event.

The Industrial Heating Equipment Association (IHEA) has announced its 2015-2016 board of directors and officers.

The global glass fiber prepreg market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 7.5% from 2014 to 2019, says a new report.

Tekna plans to showcase its TekSphero-15 machine at Powdermet and the Rapid 3D printing show.

Nanosteel has released an infographic promoting automotive lightweighting.

A U.S. professor is seeking an industrial collaborator to help demonstrate a new scaling approach to composites design.

Spirit Aeronautics has refurbished a Cessna Citation 650 aircraft using carbon fiber accents and design elements.

University of Illinois researchers have developed heat-triggered self-destructing electronic devices.

The twin boundary defects act as energy highways and could help get better performance out of the batteries.

Stretchy scaffolds, which expand when local conditions change, could help promote cell regrowth.

Solvay and 3A Composites have launched Tegralite, a range of lightweighting materials suitable for the aeronautics industry.

Hexcel has established a site in Roussillon, France, where it plans to invest US$250 million in the construction of a carbon fiber plant.

America Makes, plans to open another America Makes center on the campus of the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP).

Magnesium Elektron, a developer of magnesium alloys, has achieved ISO 13485:2012 certification for its SynerMag Technology Centre.

Expanding the magnetic paradigm with new iron alloys

Glass fiber giant Owens Corning has announced the appointment of Ava Harter as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary.

Sicomin will be exhibiting a range of casting epoxy systems t at the upcoming JEC Americas show.

U.S. Molybdenum miner Thompson Creek Metals has reported consolidated revenues for Q1 2015 of US$123.0 million, compared to US$161.0 million in Q1 of 2014.

Researchers synthesize antibacterial polydopamine-Ag nanocomposite particles for biomedical applications via an easy, green process.

Blackpool-based polymer manufacturer Victrex plc has been shortlisted for the RAEng MacRobert Award.

3D Systems has formed a new cooperative R&D agreement with the U.S. Navy to develop and evaluate 3D printing technology.

Windform composite materials, suitable for 3D printing, have been on display at the Maker Faire in San Francisco, USA this May.

Elsevier is holding its first Green and Sustainable Chemistry Challenge. The winning project will receive a prize of €50,000.

Elsevier is pleased to announce that Dr. Guangmin Zhou will receive the Carbon Journal Prize for 2015.

Cytec Industries Inc is showcasing its technology and supply chain developments for automotive and tooling applications at SAMPE Baltimore in May.

Move over Spiderman: spiders sprayed with water containing carbon nanotubes and graphene flakes have produced the toughest fibers ever measured.

ASM International has been awarded US$485,000 to establish an Atomization Technology Innovation Consortium (ATIC).

Two grades from Scott Bader’s range of Crestabond adhesives are suitable for use in the joining of components for marine applications.

Researchers at ORNL have developed a way of using chemical vapor deposition (CVD) to employ graphene on a large scale.

Angstron Materials Inc has teamed with defense specialist Stryke Industries LLC to accelerate the development and commercialization of graphene products.

Sales in the Brazilian composites industry were US$240 million in the first quarter of 2015, according to a new survey from ALMACO.

Kennametal Inc has reported sales of US$639 million in Q3, compared with US$755 million in the same quarter last year.

Arcam’s powder subsidiary, Canada-based AP&C, has started up a third atomization reactor, adding capacity to its titanium powder manufacturing operation.

GKN lnc has reported management sales for the three months ended 31 March 2015 of £1,943 million, compared with £1,915 million in2014.

MIM specialist Indo US MIM Tec reportedly plans to invest 100 crore in India to make medical devices.

GPI Prototype & Manufacturing Services Inc has remodelled existing warehouse space.

New, high-volume joining process expands use of aluminum in cars.

NetComposites is running a 60-minute live online training course on Wednesday 13 May run by Dr Joe Carruthers.

ALMACO has revealed details about the International Seminar on Composites.

Could compounds extracted from corn husks offer a low-cost route to antibacterial nanoparticles?

Increasing potential for quantum computing through chip architecture.

Filament winding specialist Mikrosam has celebrated its silver anniversary in Prilep, Macedonia.

US-based Hanwha Azdel Inc has increased capacity for its Azdel SuperLite lightweight reinforced thermoplastic (LWRT) composite product.

LPW has been awarded UK government funding through its Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative (AMSCI).

NASA engineers have 3D printing the first full-scale, copper rocket engine part as part of its bid to develop technology for Mars exploration.

The effect of chromium electron spins on order in high entropy alloys.

Technique of microcombing helps to make carbon nanotube films stronger and more conductive.

The United States of America will be the partner country of this year’s Composites Europe.

TenCate has sold Xennia Technology Ltd, based in Letchworth, UK to US-based Sensient Technologies Corporation.

Molycorp has reported higher production volumes in the Q1 2015 at its Mountain Pass, California rare earth facility.

IHEA has scheduled a Safety Standards and Codes Seminar to be held 31 August and 1 September 2015 in Columbus, Ohio.

Thanks to graphene, we may be one step closer to creating micron-scale motors that can be navigated through our bloodstream.

Researchers have discovered topologically protected one-dimensional electron conducting channels at the domain walls of bilayer graphene.

Using onion epidermal cells to make artificial muscle.

ARRK Product Development Group is exhibiting its 3D printing capabilities at this year’s BIOMEDevice show in Boston, USA.

Wyss has developed a novel, truly biocompatible alginate hydrogel that can be synthesized using "click chemistry".

Researchers have shown that defects on an atomically thin semiconductor can produce light-emitting quantum dots.

Researchers have designed a synthetic polymer gel that can utilize internally generated chemical energy.

Polymer scientists show how micro-scale wrinkling affects electrical performance in carbon-based, single-crystal semiconductors.

Spartacus3D and casting specialist CTIF have formed a collaborative agreement with the aim to become a leader in metal additive manufacturing.

Diran Apelian has received the Audubon Society's Joan Hodges Queneau Palladium Medal.

Centro Ricerche Fiat is one of the first confirmed speakers at Industrial Nanocomposites 2015.

TransDigm Group Inc is to acquire the assets of the aerospace business of Pexco LLC for approximately US$496 million in cash.

New research has revealed four atomic arrangements of a gold nanoparticle cluster.

University of Georgia chemistry researchers establishes new research possibilities for silicon chemistry and the semiconductor industry.

Scientists has now identified proteins, which play a key role in the production of rubber in dandelions.

US-based molybdenum mining company General Moly Inc has reported net loss for the three months ended 31 March 2015 of US$3.8 million.

Hardmetal specialist Kennametal Inc has received the Boeing 2014 Silver Supplier Performance Excellence Award.

JEC Group has announced more details about the JEC Americas composites show, which takes place in Houston, USA, at the beginning of June.

Mexican composites company Katcon Advanced Materials and German engineering specialist M.TEC have announced a strategic cooperation.

R. Byron Pipes will deliver a keynote address at the JEC Americas composites show.

Atlas Pressed Metals is being recognized for excellence as a small business and its economic impact in Pennsylvania, USA.

Teijin Limited has announced today changes in the members of its advisory board.

Manufacturing researchers at NIST have set out new guidelines for powder bed fusion additive manufacturing (AM).

Researchers have developed new textured surfaces for culturing cells in the lab.

Researchers have unveiled an important step in the conversion of light into storable energy.

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Michael Niedersüß has been appointed general manager of the New Technologies Group, Miba’s most recent division.

Toray Industries has established Toray Resins Europe GmbH (TREU) to help develop its resin business in Europe.

Wuxi Suntech Power Co Ltd and Taiwan Carbon Nanotube Technology Corporation (TCNT) have developed a carbon nanotube photovoltaic module frame.

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