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Materials news, July 2015

Researchers will cause a recalculation of predictions for conditions in which hydrogel films line the tubes carrying water-based liquids.

Breaking news by young scientist: you don't need a magnetic material to create spin current from insulators.

Engineers have developed a new approach to structuring the catalysts used in essential reactions in the chemical and energy fields.

The goal of this research was to reduce the cost of the cathodes in fuel cells designed to power automobiles and homes.

Researching the power of light-capturing nanomaterials to boost the efficiency and reduce the costs of photovoltaic solar cells.

“Superconducting Materials: Conventional, Unconventional and Undetermined” now available.

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JEC Group has revealed the program of its five sessions at JEC Asia.

Biomimetics helps researchers solve environmental problems and build environment-sensing robots.

The global powder metallurgy market is likely to reach US$8.7 billion by the end of 2020, up from US$6.06 billion in 2013, according to a new report.

SECO/warwick Europe and Retech Systems (USA) will deliver melt shop equipment package to a new European facility for recycling of aviation-grade titanium.

Huntsman Corporation has completed its acquisition of Tecnoelastomeri.

Researchers have developed a new process to develop few-layer graphene for use in energy storage.

Researchers have combined a novel synthesis process with commercial electron-beam lithography techniques.

Perovskite modules are better than any solar technology that is commercially available today.

RTI International Metals has been selected to provide finished titanium structural parts by Airbus for its new A350-1000 aircraft program.

Almonty Industries Inc is to acquire tungsten producer Woulfe Mining Corp, making it one of the world’s largest producers of tungsten.

Toho Tenax Co Ltd has developed a new carbon fiber sheet prepreg.

Altair has announced the 17 nominations for the 2015 Enlighten Award, which recognizes achievements in automotive weight reduction.

The first articles of Boletín de la Sociedad Española de Cerámica y Vidrio are now available on ScienceDirect.

Fuel cells are regarded as the technology of the future for both cars and household heating systems.

New research has identified that the nanoparticles were effective at killing Proprionobacterium acnes.

AM specialist Renishaw’s new Innovation Centre has been formally opened by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal.

J L Becker has appointed Keith Lloyd as sales representative for the Southern United States.

Glass fiber specialist Owens Corning Composites has partnered with Solventure to improve its sales and operations planning.

A University of Texas at Arlington professor has received a US$1.35 million grant to design more durable materials for composite aircraft.

America Makes is releasing to its membership its America Makes Capabilities Database.

Retired chemicals expert Donald Snyder has received the Frederick A. Lowenheim Memorial Award.

The Port of Port Angeles has received a US$2 million grant to retrofit the Composite Recycling Technology Center.

UK-based Engineering Composites has secured a £550,000 funding facility to grow the company, reports Insider Media.

America Makes has announced the name of the nine projects it plans to fund as part of its call for AM applied research and development projects.

A three-inch piece of SpaceShipOne has been selected to accompany eight other mementos on the New Horizons spacecraft's journey to Pluto.

DIAB reports that it is increasing production for its Divinycell F composite foam core product to meet forecast demand.

Avcorp Industries Inc has agreed to acquire the US-based composite aerostructures division of a subsidiary of SGL Carbon.

Asteria Aerospace has made use of DIAB’s Divinycell H foam core as the sandwich core of the craft’s composite body.

Proto Labs Inc has acquired a new facility to expand its 3D printing service into a larger and more efficient additive manufacturing (AM) space.

ARC Group Worldwide’s additive manufacturing (AM) division, 3D Material Technologies, has purchased additional metal 3D printing machines.

Liquid properties and fluid flow, the question of puddles.

Neutron experiments sight fluctuating magnetic properties of plutonium.

Three-dimensional structures of boron nitride might be the right stuff to keep small electronics cool.

Researchers have combined two promising solar cell materials together for the first time, creating a new platform for LED technology.

SGL Group has received government funds of just under €1 million to develop an improved carbon fiber for thermoplastic applications.

EOS has entered into a strategic cooperation with GF Machining Solutions to develop products combining both companies’ technologies.

The MPIF is running its PM post-sintering seminar in September, for the first time in ten years.

Arcam says that its net sales increased by 136 % to SEK262 million between January and June 2015, up from SEK111 million.

High-performance computing and sophisticated chemical modeling software can calculate the properties of potential electrolytes for batteries.

NetComposites is now accepting abstracts for CompIC ME, an international conference taking place 9–10 February 2016 in Dubai, UAE.

Attwater will be exhibiting its range of epoxy glass, polyimide glass, phenolic fabric and carbon fiber products at the Composites Engineering show.

Creative Pultrusions has earned ISO 9001:2008 certification.

The EPMA reports that PM Structural Parts will once again feature in the Euro PM technical program.

Jane LaGoy, technical services manager at Bodycote, has been given the 2015 ASTM International President’s Leadership Award.

SCIGRIP says that its lightweight, carbon fiber composite powerboat put in an outstanding performance in the Solar1 Monte Carlo Cup in July.

Using graphene to produce sensitive molecule sensor.

Color vision of the human eye has ability to see differences in light passing through thin films down to the nanoscale.

The Air Force Research Lab has announced the Materials Science and Engineering Data Challenge.

NetComposites reports that Composites Europe is a formal sponsor of its seventh biennial Advanced Composites in Construction conference.

Lanxess’s Tepex dynalite material is being used to make a paraglider harness.

Sinterite has recently installed a 12-zone Continuous Belt Humpback Brazing Furnace.

SKF has reported net sales of SEK39 415 million for the year to date, up from SEK34 689 million for the same period in 2014.

new chemical reaction pathway on titanium dioxide shown

A new technical report on a graphite mine in Canada, suggests that the mine could produce graphite powder pure enough to be used in PM products.

Australian multihull specialist, Windrush Yachts, makes hulls for the Tornado catamaran using a GRP sandwich laminate design.

Granta Design has reportedly made improvements to its GRANTA MI Version 8.1 system for materials information management.

The much-maligned fizzy drink may have a saving grace after all - it turns out that they are a great source of porous carbon.

Tomorrow’s alcohol breath tests may be self-powered and nano-enhanced.

AIMPLAS has reported its involvement in OSIRYS, an EC-funded project.

SGL Group is heavily involved in this year's Carbon 2015 world conference on carbon, currently being held in Dresden, Germany.

This is the first award of the journal of this sort with the purpose of identifying young outstanding researchers in the research fields.

We are delighted to announce the release of the first issue of Biotribology.

New research published in Biomaterials shows flu vaccines delivered using microneedles that dissolves in the skin.

Sigma Labs Inc has formed a joint venture with Cincinnati-based Arete Innovative Solutions LLC.

Linear Mold & Engineering has added new 3D printing machinery to help match the company’s rapid growth.

Sandvik Mining has been awarded a major materials handling contract in South Africa.

SoftwareX is now open for submissions.

Bindatex, a specialist in the precision cutting of composite materials, says that it expects to increase turnover by 53% this year.

Graco has developed a precision continuous flow (PCF) metering dispense system for applications of single component sealant and adhesive materials.

UK-based has added a new pultrusion machine at its facility in Manningtree, Essex.

Vision Systems is setting up a new production unit that will specifically produce composite parts.

A team of scientists working within a European consortium has now taken the breakthrough in ultrasound degassing of molten aluminium alloys.

Researchers have developed a new technique that enables sensitive and specific detection of molecules at the electrode/electrolyte interface.

Sandvik Coromant plans to develop its business with a special focus on sustainability.

Chemists have developed a semiconducting material in which individual phosphorus atoms are replaced by arsenic.

A gentle approach to capturing individual cancer cells from patients’ blood could aid diagnosis and treatment.

Researchers present a new device in which they have harnessed graphene’s unique optical and electronic properties.

Dymax Corporation’s European subsidiary, Dymax Europe GmbH, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

The CRP Group has celebrated its 45th anniversary, including 20 years of additive manufacturing.

The Certech business of Morgan Advanced Materials has appointed Steve Tiley to the new role of sales and marketing manager, based at Corby in the UK.

UK-based Atomising Systems Limited (ASL) has expanded its workforce to cope with a major influx of orders for metal powder.

Zwick USA will host a free webinar to discuss some of the key considerations engineers should evaluate when testing long fiber reinforced composites.

Charles Ross Co says that it has redesigned Its Inline Solids/Liquid Injection Manifold (SLIM) Mixer.

Researchers are now studying what happens when different drugs come in contact with this silver coating.

German physicists have successfully employed ultrafast terahertz spectroscopy to determine the basic properties of spintronics components.

Using a single molecule as a sensor, scientists have successfully imaged electric potential fields with unrivaled precision.

NanoSteel, has received a US$10 million venture loan facility to develop its advanced portfolio of patented steel alloys.

Join Elsevier for a live broadcast on key technology and research trends for industry.

NASA scientists have developed a prototype flying wing aircraft which could be used to fly in the Martian landscape.

Composite parts manufacturer Formaplex says that it has secured AS9100C accreditation.

Patrick Weymer has been appointed sales & applications engineer at industrial furnace supplier J.L. Becker, part of Gasbarre.

The Schlemmer Group, which owns metal powder provider Plansee, has opened two new plants in the Philippines and China.

China's graphene market could achieve a CAGR of 95% from 2014 to 2020, driven by composites and touch screen end users.

H.C. Starck has received confirmation that it processes conflict-free tungsten raw materials.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has awarded Beckwood Press Company a contract to manufacture a custom hydraulic press.

Composites UK is focussing on construction for its next sector showcase event.

A team of bioengineers have developed a new protein-based gel that mimics many of the properties of skin and blood vessels.

Engineers have invented a way to fabricate silver, a highly conductive metal, for printed electronics that are produced at room temperature.

The UK automotive sector reached its all time highest turnover of £69.5 billion in 2014.

The head of sustainable business at Sandvik has spoken at the international negotiations for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

AOC LLC has expanded manufacturing capabilities at its Mexico facility with the addition of a new emulsion mixer.

3A Composites Core Materials has closed its acquisition of PNG Balsa, a manufacturer of balsa wood with plantations in Papua New Guinea.

Dubai is planning to build the world’s first fully functional 3D printed building, according to the Gulf News.

The UK-based composites trade body has announced a series of regional events.

Metaldyne’s Indian, operation has been recognized by Ford Motor Company with a World Excellence Award for production in clutch modules.

Quintessence Yachts and Aston Martin have revealed more details of the first Aston Martin powerboat.

UK bioplastics company Floreon has developed a new bioplastic 3D printing filament.

The Publishing Team of Elsevier Physics congratulates Dr. Yablonovitch to this great distinction!

Lightweight metals specialist Alcoa says that it will permanently close its Poços de Caldas primary aluminum smelter in Brazil.

Plansee Group says that it increased its consolidated sales in the fiscal year 2014/15 to €1.26 billion.

Postdoctoral scholars in between jobs can get free access to Elsevier's journals and books on ScienceDirect.

Researchers have confirmed diamond’s credentials as a bioimplant material and devised a protocol for culturing neurons from stem cells on its surface.

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The US plans to export a bomb made of carbon fiber, reports Flightglobal.com.

The Asia composites industry event for will hold its 8th annual session at the SUNTEC Center, Singapore from 20-22 October 2015.

GKN Automotive has officially opened its new regional headquarters for the Americas in Auburn Hills, Michigan.

ASTM International has presented its Award of Merit to Sherri Bingert, senior science advisor.

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