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Materials news, June 2015

GTP acquires hardmetal recycling firm

Global Tungsten & Powders (GTP) has acquired Tikomet Oy, a Finnish producers of reclaimed hardmetal powders.

TRB Lightweight Structures says that it has successfully gained AS9100 (BS EN 9100) aerospace accreditation.

Surface Generation has unveiled a new compression moulding technology for high-volume composite manufacturing that could improve throughput.

Researchers at the University of Chicago’s Institute for Molecular Engineering have made a crucial step toward nuclear spintronic technologies.

A look at a recent study into the interactions of metal alloys at the nanometer and atomic scales.

Strong lightweight carbon fibers made from recycled plant matter could replace glass fibers in high-performance composites used in cars and airplanes.

SLM Solutions NA will bring 3D metal printing technology to VTOL unmanned aircraft.

The global market for carbon fiber and carbon fiber reinforced plastic between 2015 and 2020 will grow at a CAGR of 11.4% and 12.3% respectively.

Rock West Composites (RWC) has launched a new system of aircraft-grade, aluminum connector joints.

Hardide Aerospace Coatings has appointed Stewart Gibson as business development manager.

Carpenter Technology Corporation has named Joseph E. Haniford as senior vice president of its newly organised specialty alloys operations.

Prepreg-ACM, a manufacturer of carbon fiber-based fabrics and prepregs has opened a warehouse to sell its products in European Union countries.

Youngstown State University has formed a consortium to integrate additive and subtractive metal manufacturing technologies.

Alcoa in the US has invested US$22 million in a new facility which combines hot isostatic pressing (HIP) with 3D printing.

Formaplex Ltd has just installed a new high speed automated CNC cutting machine.

The promise of self-healing thermoplastic materials may be one step closer, thanks to recent work from Chinese researchers.

Anaglyph has released version 4.5 of its Laminate Tools application.

Gurit has announced a two years partnership with the Yacht Racing Forum. The 2015 event will will take place on 7-8 December, in Geneva, Scotland.

Ceratizit S.A. has acquired Klenk GmbH & Co KG, a German manufacturer of solid carbide cutting tools.

Alcoa has published its sustainability report for 2014.

Scientists have for the first time succeeded in assaying the stability of particles and their distribution within the body.

A European aerospace engine manufacturer has approved the manufacture of an alloy at Carpenter's new manufacturing facility.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory has appointed Uday Vaidya to the Governor’s Chair in Advanced Composites Manufacturing.

BMW’s new 7 series features a range of large carbon fiber composite parts with the aim to reduce weight and increase efficiency.

Commuter Air Technology (CAT) has been given exclusive rights to sell composite propellers to DOD customers.

Shimtech Industries has acquired US-based Angeles Composites Technologies Inc (ACTI).

Grinding carbon nanotubes to produce graphene nanoribbons.

Artificial skin that mimics squid camouflage.

Dassault Systèmes has announced a partnership with aerospace giant Safran Group.

Designer electronics out of the printer.

Combining engineering with surface chemistry to precisely control the nano-accordion’s geometry, composition, and its overall material properties.

Watch a video on Interstitial Flow in the Hierarchical Pore Space Architecture of Bone Tissue.

Höganäs says that it plans to discontinue its Eclino product line.

The University of Pisa and Italian plastics specialist AMUT have formed a research partnership.

Element Materials Technology is showcasing its services at this month’s Paris Airshow.

Low-power PRAM flexible memory for wearable electronics.

Graphene filaments used to make tuneable on-chip light source.

Composites UK, has announced its next biocomposites sub-group event entitled Bioresins: Current Research and Developments.

SLM Solutions Group AG is presenting its portfolio for additive manufacturing (AM) at the Paris Air Show.

Höganäs is presenting the latest achievements of the Powder Metal Gearbox Initiative (PMGI).

Researchers have developed a groundbreaking new energy-absorbing structure.

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania are developing a new kind of gripper.

Researchers from the Polytechnique Montreal have produced an ultra-tough polymer fiber inspired by spider silk.

The Center for Innovative Sintered Products (CISP) has updated its list of services.

The technical program for Euro PM2015 is now available.

Food Scientists and materials scientists and engineers gain new source of up-to-date, trustworthy reference content.

H.C. Starck plans to exhibit its Ultra 76 Plus Tantalum alloy at ACHEMA 2015, which takes place in Frankfurt, Germany, in June.

Carpenter Technology says that it is currently working with a major aerospace manufacturer to qualify a new stainless steel.

Composites UK says that achieve a record number of delegate registrations at its annual conference and automotive sector showcase events.

Gurit has raised its outlook for the company`s sales and earnings performance in the first half year of 2015.

Quick draw molecules can create outlines of simple shapes, templating, edge detection

A potential way to harvest some of the ‘lost’ frictional energy from rolling car tyres has been proposed by scientists.

Teijin Limited and its Dutch subsidiary Teijin Aramid BV will be exhibiting at INTERSCHUTZ 2015.

Carpenter Technology reports that operations will begin soon at its new superalloy powder facility in Alabama.

Tony R Thene has been appointed president, CEO, and member of the board of directors of Carpenter.

Advanced method opens up new opportunities for investigation of dynamic processes.

Ultracompact highly sensitive sensor for analyzing the chemical composition.

ALMACO is participating as an exhibitor at JEC Americas.

MPIF will be holding its next Basic Powder Metallurgy Short Course from 10–12 August at the Penn State Conference Center Hotel, Pennsylvania, USA.

ASTM International Committee B07 on Light Metals and Alloys has honored Brian Cochran with the Award of Merit.

Scott Bader is participating in the International Conference on Manufacturing Advanced Composites (ICMAC) taking place in Bristol, UK from 24-25 June 2015.

The Linde Group will be holding a series of seminars on key topics at its stand at Achema, which takes place from 15-19 June in Frankfurt, Germany.

Lehmann&Voss&Co has developed a new range of thermoplastic shielding compounds.

The consumption of carbon fiber is expected to grow at a more rapid pace during the coming decade.

Miba reports that it continued its positive performance from the previous year in the first quarter of 2015–2016.

A fast, simple process for making microscopic clusters of nanoscale particles.

Additive Industries plans to launch a new industrial additive manufacturing system, MetalFAB1, in Q4 2015.

Airbus is using additive manufacturing (AM) to produce components for the pylon of its A320neo developmental aircraft.

LPW and Metalysis have formed a collaboration to develop clean, spherical tantalum and tungsten powders for additive manufacturing (AM).

Spanish research center AIMPLAS has completed the first part of the FIBRAGEN project.

The JEC Group’s 4th annual JEC Americas composites show and conferences reportedly increased by 15% in space and number of exhibitors.

Formax, a manufacturer of carbon fiber and speciality composite reinforcements, is building an Innovation Centre at the company's headquarters.

H.C. Starck has acquired a minority stake in Sweden-based start-up Metasphere Technology.

Researchers have shown how defects first form on the road to failure.

Tuning friction between surfaces and superlubricity.

Boeing has chosen Mississippi State University (MSU) to host its stitched resin infused composite research center.

Trade association Composites Germany has released the program for its first joint composites congress.

A number of industry professionals have received the Distinguished Service to Powder Metallurgy Award.

Kennametal Inc has been selected in the CIO 100 Awards for the second consecutive year.

Thompson Creek Metals Company has agreed to place the Endako molybdenum mine on care and maintenance from 1 July 2015.

Hambleside Danelaw has created a new production line for glass-reinforced plastic (GRP) rooflights.

Cedric Barroo (Faculty of Sciences, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium) has won the 2014 Frans Habraken Best Paper Award.

The 2015 winner of the 2015 W.H. Zachariasen Award award has been announced: John Mauro of Corning, International.

Japanese police have arrested three individuals on suspicion that they unlawfully exported to a Chinese firm a carbon fiber material.

New synthetic material could be stronger than spider silk.

Icon Polymer Group has successfully completed the signing of an Evaluation Licence Agreement with NASA.

Umicore says that it has created a new, simplified reporting structure consisting of three business groups.

A team led by DESY scientists has designed, fabricated and successfully tested a novel X-ray lens.

Stanford University scientists have created a new carbon material that significantly boosts the performance of energy-storage technologies.

Zenyatta Ventures Ltd has reported the PEA on its hydrothermal graphite project located in northern Ontario, Canada.

Atlas Pressed Metals has been recognised for making positive contributions to the Pennsylvania economy.

The global tooling composites market is expected to increase at a CAGR of 8.8% by 2019.

Scott Bader has appointed Jean-Claude Pierre as its new Group chief executive officer (CEO).

Dassault Systèmes says that it is co-leading the second phase of the French government’s strategic push for industrial modernization in France.

APMI International has named the 2015 Class of Fellows.

Global production of molybdenum in 2014 reached a new high of 583.7 million lbs.

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