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Materials news, July 2016

GKN Aerospace and Rolls-Royce extend multi million agreement

GKN Aerospace and Rolls-Royce have agreed to extend the companies partnership on the Trent XWB-84 large aero engine.

Bodycote has awarded the HTS/Bodycote ‘Best Paper in Heat Treating’ Award to a WPI student.

According to Sputnik News, Russian state metal powder producer Rosatom plans to 3D print manufacturing parts for the nuclear industry.

Permali Gloucester Limited has invested over £1.5 million in the company during 2016.

Scott Bader-ATC has recently gained ISO 9001:2015 accreditation by the Bureau de normalization du Québec.

Scientists have found a way to create a strong composite material made from lots of uniformly stacked layers of graphene and polycarbonate.

Scientists have used thin films to integrate functional oxide-based materials with silicon-based computer chips.

Retraction and correction of an erroneous statement.

Recipients of the 2015 Acta student awards

freshly made stacks of a few graphene oxide sheets are excreted quickly and efficiently from the body

Polymerizedvitamin B2 derivative recharges lithium batteries

GKN Hoeganaes has agreed to enter into a joint venture agreement with TLS Technik.

The 7th annual Wind Turbine Blade Manufacture 2016 conference will focus on blade manufacturing and in particular blade erosion.

UK laminate manufacturer Tufnol Composites has invested more than £35,000 in the testing equipment for its Birmingham manufacturing base.

Michael Strano joins Carbon Editorial Board.

Novel lipid-like peptoids can spontaneously form a membrane with similar properties to cell membranes found in nature.

Tungsten-based nanoparticles promise more efficient and greener lubricants.

Chomarat, a producer of engineered textiles and composite reinforcements, is expanding its coatings and films business.

The paper submission deadline for The Fiber Society’s 2016 fall technical conference has been extended to 30 August.

3D printing software specialist Materialise has formed a new collaboration with DePuy Synthes, a supplier of medical devices.

US 3D printing institute America Makes has announced the seven projects covering additive manufacturing (AM) that will receive funding of US$5.5 million.

The global coating pretreatment market size could reach US$ 3.83 billion by 2021.

The organizers of the 3D Print show, which takes place in Lyon, France, have revealed the conference program.

ELG Carbon Fibre Ltd has joined the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI), based in the US.

Scientists have unveiled a new method for uniting light-capturing photonic nanomaterials and high-efficiency metal catalysts.

A new 3D printing process can produce lightweight, strong and super-elastic metallic nanostructured materials with unprecedented scalability.

IACMI will hold a P2P Composites: Prototyping to Process for Composites seminar from 9-10 August 2016.

Numanova has received a municipal license to produce metal powders.

NetComposites have announced a call for papers Ecocomp, which takes place on 9-10 May 2017 in Coventry, UK.

MIM specialist Dynacast has expanded its 32,000 ft2 facility in Welshpool, United Kingdom.

Scientists have developed a film that curls up and straightens out when exposed to tiny changes in ambient humidity.

A novel material for use in the sub-ballast layer of train tracks incorporates shredded rubber from used tires.

A genetically engineered strain of bacteria can spin out extremely thin and highly conductive wires made up of amino acids.

Broadwater Mouldings Ltd has developed a range of fiber reinforced plastic parts for a radiotherapy systems designed to improve targeting of tumour tissue.

METYX Composites, a division of textiles company Telateks AS, plans to double production facilities at its main manufacturing centre in Manisa, Turkey.

Norsk Titanium has signed a LTA with aircraft component manufacturer Mecachrome to deliver titanium components produced by Norsk’s RPD process.

Sciaky Inc has supplied an electron beam additive manufacturing (EBAM) system to EWI.

Scientists have produced enhanced 'rivet graphene' by adding carbon nanotubes and carbon spheres encasing iron nanoparticles.

Italian researchers have developed a supercapacitor from graphene and copper that can be integrated into fabrics.

A practical cloaking device made from a nanocomposite material allows curved surfaces to appear flat to electromagnetic waves.

cleaner fuel for transportation using hydrogen fuel from water and better energy storage from zinc batteries

UK commercial vehicle (CV) manufacturing volumes rose last month, with output growing 13.8% to 7,748 units.

Alcoa has reported net income of US$135 million, or $0.09 per share in Q2 2016.

Gilmar Lima, president of ALMACO has left the executive board of MVC, allowing him dedicate more time to ALMACO.

Engineered Composites has celebrated its 30-year anniversary.

Lanthanides bring color and white light properties to responsive hydrogels.

3D paper-based MFC that uses capillary action and so does not need an external power source

Freeman Technology has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with Lenterra.

The CRTC has been established as a strategic partner for the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation.

Chemicals company Lanxess has set up a project group for components made from its Tepex continuous-fiber-reinforced thermoplastic semi-finished composites.

AM techniques featuring atomic precision could one day create materials with increased flexibility and toughness.

Market report specialist Technavio has announced the top five leading vendors for the global niobium market from 2016-2020 in its latest research report.

Stretched out photovoltaic materials based on polymers rather than silicon

An atom-thick membrane made of molybdenum disulphide has helped produce the most effective osmotic power system yet.

Thermally activated delayed fluorescence (TADF) used to generate light

Scientists at NASA have developed a mirror made from carbon nanotubes embedded in an epoxy resin for use in a satellite telescope.

GKN Aerospace has signed (LTA with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd (MHI).

America Makes has awarded the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) US$10 million to research Air Force AM parts.

A software tool for composite component design and manufacturing has been developed as part of the PROSEL project.

Broadwater Mouldings, a UK-based manufacture of glass fiber composites, has completed an upgrade to its robotic trimming department.

In a two-year study, Austrian researchers have investigated the behaviour of magnesium-alloy implants in mammalian femurs.

Using lanthanides as catalysts in zeolites for producing porous, 3D graphene-like networks

Scientists have reported a record thermoelectric performance in rarely-studied bismuth-based Zintl phases.

Professor Jeff Dahn is the 2016 Energy Storage Materials Lecture Award winner.

Gaining a better understanding of microscopic mechanisms of glass.

GKN Sinter Metals hosted a round of talks between manufacturing companies in Bonn, Germany last month.

Michael Brady, a materials scientist at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), has been elected a Fellow of ASM International.

Scigrip, a global supplier of adhesives, has expanded its sales team and appointed Polish distributors Milar Spzoo.

Huntsman Advanced Materials has helped deliver the world’s first ever all-composite lighthouse.

Cheap wireless smartphone-integrated sensors that detect toxic gas.

The Plansee Group reports that it achieved consolidated sales of €1.18 billion in 2015.

The Powder Metallurgy (PM) Sintering Seminar, one of the PM industry's most popular programs, is returning this September.

Composites Australia is running a webinar exploring the potential of composites in design and architecture.

Composites UK, working with the Universities of Nottingham, Manchester and Birmingham, has launched a new report on composites recycling.

Scientists have combined graphene with molybdenum disulfide to create an atomically-thin transistor.

Using rod-shaped bacteria to introduce nanoscale wrinkles into graphene causes it to conduct electrons differently in perpendicular directions.

Huntsman Advanced Materials has developed a new resin system for interior rail vehicle applications.

Solvay is adding three Rytonpolyphenylene sulfide (PPS) products to its portfolio for food and beverage applications.

The UK’s Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining has awarded the 2016 Ivor Jenkins Medal to John Dunkley of Atomising Systems Limited.

Chem-Trend and its parent company Freudenberg Chemical Specialities (FCS) have expanded its facilities outside Munich, Germany.

Scientists have discovered that the wettability and adhesion of graphene can be controlled by doping it with metals and polymers.

Treating lithium-rich cathode materials with carbon dioxide to create surface oxygen vacancies can improve their energy storage capacity.

Solvay and Mubadala Development have created a joint venture to deliver composite materials for Boeing’s new 777X program.

ANSYS and the University of Pittsburgh have formed a partnership to develop products to help improve additive manufacturing (AM).

AP&C has agreed on an investment in a new powder plant.

Scientists have developed a new method for determining how well artificial photosynthesis materials will weather harsh environments.

By integrating graphene with two other nanomaterials, scientists have produced a simple, compact and high-speed voltage-controlled oscillator.

A new 2D layered perovskite has outstanding stability and more than triple the power conversion efficiency of previous versions.

Schunk Sinter Metals has redesigned its website, allowing its range of products and services to be a single site for the first time.

Metal powder provider thyssenkrupp’s Steel-Service-Center group has been renamed thyssenkrupp Materials Processing Europe.

NetComposites has installed a new Shimadzu EZ – LX mechanical testing machine.

Hexagon Lincoln has delivered a second set of TITAN 4 modules to Energex Grupo Energeticos in Monterrey, Mexico.

A materials experiment on-board the International Space Station has determined the survivability of carbon nanotube yarn

Adding nanoparticles to soil could improve its water retention and nutrient-release qualities, according to Pakistan researchers

Gurit has sponsored the 2016 Foiling Week Forum at Lake Garda, Italy, and Newport, RI, USA.

Alcoa has opened a new 3D printing metal powder production facility at its technology center.

Harry Certain has joined the Interplastic Corporation team as gel coat business manager.

Arcam plans to hold a production and investor day on 12 October 2016.

5500-year-old pigment known as Egyptian blue could help modern-day forensics detect fingerprints more accurately

Scientists have studied the pangolin to learn the secrets of its protective outer armor.

An innovative material made from waste biomass offers an efficient and selective approach for capturing carbon dioxide emissions.

GKN has announced the appointment of Anne Stevens as a non-executive director with effect from 1 July 2016.

AVS-SYS Ltd has introduced a new range of ultra-lightweight composite parts and components for aircraft.

Norsk Titanium AS has received US$25 million funding to expand its aerospace AM operations.

The organizers of Composites Innovation 2016 said that the event was a success, attracting people from across the globe.

New Editor-in-Chief for Materials Today's sister title

Scientists have found a huge difference in energy conversion efficiency between different facets on individual perovskite crystal grains.

A new silicon-based nanomaterial can be used to stimulate individual nerve cells and manipulate the behavior of muscles and organs.

The US DOT has granted Hexagon Composites' wholly owned subsidiary Hexagon Lincoln a permit for its TITAN XL road trailer.

BlackWing Sweden has won the Red Dot Award for Product Design 2016 for an aircraft with carbon fiber fabric wings and fuselage.

SKF has completed the previously announced divestments of its fly-by-wire business and its Kaydon velocity control business.

Research institute Fraunhofer IFAM has installed one of Arcam’s Q20plus selective electron beam melting 3D printing machines.

Several smart abilities, including shape-memory behavior, light-activated movement and self-healing behavior, have been combined in a single material.

For innovation in polymer technology and applied polymer science.

Yacht design company judel/vrolijk has made use of CompoSIDE engineering software to improve design workflows and scantling compliance.

Bond-Laminates GmbH has developed a material and mold technology to produce parts with extremely thin walls for electronic devices.

Scientists have found a way to switch the surface of a single layer of boron nitride between states with high and low wetting and adhesion.

The Basic Powder Metallurgy (PM) Short Course, the PM industry's longest running course, is now open for registration, according to the MPIF.

Thermal processing services provider Bodycote has announced that its heat treatment plant in Covington, Georgia, is now open.

ASTM International’s Committee on Copper and Copper Alloy has presented its top annual award to Andrew Kireta, Jr.

SLM Solutions Group AG, a provider of metal-based additive manufacturing (AM) technology, plans to create a joint venture with PKM Future Holding GmbH.

The V&A in London has unveiled an architectural installation based on a robotically-fabricated fiber composite structure.

UK-based software provider Anaglyph has just released a new version of its Laminate Tools application.

Scientists have discovered the cause of a ‘traffic jam’ of ions that can slow down the charging and discharging of lithium-ion batteries.

Oxford Advanced Surfaces (OAS)has been awarded a £233,000 grant to develop new surface treatments for composites from recycled carbon fiber.

Aston Martin and Dow Automotive Systems have formed a technical partnership to expand their current collaboration.

A picture of an iron-copper-carbon growth on a powder metallurgy component taken through a scanning electron microscope has won a photo content.

An official call for presentations has been announced for MIM2017.

A novel 3D bioprinting process that uses strands of cow cartilage as ink may one day create cartilage patches for worn out joints.

The new Shanghai Disneyland resort will include over 2,300 m2 of fiber reinforced composites material in its Tomorrowland attraction.

SAMPE Europe has revealed the program for the Innovations in Composites event.

Solutions has published a new white paper on metal AM processes.

UK automotive manufacturing turned over a record £71.6 billion last year according to the SMMT.

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