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Materials news, January 2018

The topological insulator trisodium bismuthide can be as electronically smooth as the highest-quality graphene-based devices.

3D printer supplied to F1 team

The Sauber F1 Team has officially taken delivery of a 3D printer built by Additive Industries as part of a three-year technology partnership.

Spirit AeroSystem has unveiled plans to grow in fabrication and defense, each of which it says could exceed US$1 billion over the next five years.

AZL says that it has implemented adhesive-free bonding for FRP for the first time in large-series production with cycle times of less than three minutes.

By conducting systematic studies, researchers have provided a quantitative picture of how surface conditions control the growth of metal nanocrystals.

Researchers have developed the first single metalens able to focus the entire visible spectrum of light in the same spot and in high resolution.

Additive manufacturing company Additive Industries has appointed a new director of operations & supply chain.

Hardmetals company Sandvik has signed an agreement to divest Hyperion to US-listed investment firm KKR for SEK4 billion.

Scott Bader says that various products in its adhesives range have received ClassNK approvals.

Spirit AeroSystems’s Advanced Technology Centre has reportedly developed an improved method for manufacturing composite parts.

A novel method for removing contaminants from carbon nanotubes has helped to reveal why their electrical properties are so difficult to measure.

By utilizing flat coils with different shapes, scientists have adapted nuclear magnetic resonance to study nanomaterials and exotic states of matter.

Asymmetrical polymer particles imprinted with DNA are able to bind together in a spatially defined manner for use in biomedicine and 'soft robotics'.

Mixer company Charles Ross says that it now offers protective light curtains.

Dr Huaxin Li, material/welding technical specialist at General Motors, talks about his role.

John Catterall, executive director, Auto Steel Partnership, talks about his role.

We are delighted to launch a new Biennial Mid-Career Best European Polymer Journal Paper Award.

Aliancys has supplied a range of resin system for a firewater system forming part of a new motorway multi-level road tunnel in Maastricht, the Netherlands.

Diab says that it has supplied a lightweight PET core for the new corporate headquarters of Spanish banking group Banco Popular Español, SA.

Applying pressure at the nanoscale to two layers of graphene transforms them into a super-hard, diamond-like material, termed diamene.

A method for encapsulating metals such as dysprosium and copper in a single layer of graphene could produce materials with novel properties.

Metyx plans to exhibit acrylic painted glass fiber sculptures at JEC World 2018.

Additive manufacturing company Renishaw has created an additively manufactured sun dial for historic Berkeley Castle in Gloucestershire, UK.

Carbon fiber companies Solvay and deBotech have formed partnership with USA Bobsled and Skeleton.

The transfer of energy from nanomaterials to molecules can go both ways, causing the nanomaterials to photoluminesce over long timescales.

The board of directors of Arcam has applied for de-listing of the company's shares from Nasdaq Stockholm.

Quantum effects allow samarium nickelate to mimic a shark's sixth sense, by detecting minute electric fields in salt water.

Lithium-ion batteries designed to be safer in an accident.

Read our latest series and find out about materials science researchers in New Zealand and Australia.

The EPMA reports that the Abstract Submission Deadline for the Euro PM2018 Congress and Exhibition is 24 January 2018.

Dr Paul J. Wolcott, applications engineer additive manufacturing at General Motors talks about his role.

Jellyfish-inspired triboelectric nanogenerator can harvest energy from waves and power sensors that can detect fluctuations in the water surface.

ELG Carbon Fibre Ltd says that it will be exhibiting for the first time at the Automotive World Show, taking place in Tokyo from 17-19 January.

The organizers of the Composites in Sport 2018 conference have issued a call for speakers is now open.

Comparing the results reported in thousands of papers about the properties of MOFs revealed that replicability could be a problem in material science.

Scientists have engineered ‘artificial graphene’ by replicating, for the first time, the electronic structure of graphene with semiconducting materials.

Adding water to asphalt-derived porous carbon produces a material that can adsorb more than two times its weight of carbon dioxide.

Solvay says that it has signed an agreement with Boeing to supply composites and adhesives in support of the 777X airplane production.

Michelman and Engineered Fibers Technology LLC (EFT) plan to develop innovative solutions for specialty fibers and composites.

A nanotextured surface on a stainless steel alloy, produced by an electrochemical etching process, can kill bacteria while not harming mammalian cells.

Electric eel inspires energy system for wearables.

Quick, split and make hydrogen from water.

Flexible stretchable bacterial bio-batteries.

Researchers have found a simple way to deposit magnetic iron oxide nanoparticles onto silica-coated gold nanorods for biomedical applications.

3D tattoos light up for chemical sensing.

A new hyperlens crystal made from hexagonal boron nitride with isotopically pure boron can resolve features as small as 30nm in size.

Improved DNA detection using nanopore sensors.

ASTM International has released a new video to shows its work in helping develop standards.

America Makes has been awarded a grant to help commercialize Intellectual Property resulting from America Makes' project calls.

UK composites company MPM has been awarded regional manufacturing champion at this year’s EEF Future Manufacturing Awards.

Michelman has become a member of the University of Delaware’s Center for Composite Materials (UD-CCM) Industry Consortium.

Two-step thermal reduction process boosts conductivity and mobility of reduced graphene oxide (RGO), opening up new potential applications.

Fabrication of the first-ever metallic glass nanotube arrays on a Si substrate by a simple lithography and sputter deposition process.

Solar power device like a double-glazed window offers new approach.

First technique capable of determining lithium metal plating during lithium ion battery charging reported in Materials Today.

A new method based on vaporizing a frozen solution with a laser can create hybrid thin-film materials that would otherwise be impossible to make.

Hexcel Corporation has reported 2018 revenue guidance for sales in the range of US$2.10 billion to US$2.20 billion.

Michelman has launched a new website for the Indian packaging market.

GE Additive has opened its first ‘Customer Experience Center’ in Munich, Germany.

Batteries powered by sweat made completely from fabric

Novel bioactive nanocomposite hydrogel based on hyaluronic acid and self-assembled bisphosphonate-magnesium nanoparticles facilitates bone regeneration.

A new technique for 3D printing metals, which utilizes ultrafast cooling, can produce components with exceptional levels of strength and ductility.

AM specialist Sintavia, has begun construction on a new 55,000 ft2 manufacturing facility located in Florida, USA.

Ames Laboratory has improved on its 2016 performance and now exceeds expectations in a majority of the key performance areas measured by the DOE.

Aliancys has announced a price increase for its complete product portfolio sold in Europe, the Middle East and India.

Hexcel Corporation has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the aerospace and defense (A&D) business of Oxford Performance Materials (OPM).

Adding a tiny amount of boron to a carbon-containing plasma can alter the grain size and electrical properties of the diamond film produced by the plasma.

Using analytical techniques, scientists have discovered how the atomic structure of lithium-rich battery cathodes evolves during charging and discharging.

Aliancys and JRD Polymers, based in India, have signed an agreement for the latter to distribute the full resins portfolio of Aliancys.

Umicore has opened a production site to make cathode materials used in Li-Ion rechargeable batteries in Jiangmen, China.

Scientists have developed a new method for produce semiconducting graphene nanoribbons by heating a specially-prepared polymer.

Scientists have determined the mechanisms that cause tiny wires of molybdenum disulfide to extend into tungsten diselenide at their interface.

AOC has announced a price increase of US$0.05 per lb for all its products sold in Latin America.

Höganäs reports that it has signed an agreement to acquire H.C. Starck’s surface technology and ceramic powders division, STC.

Chemicals company Lanxess says that it has made a global increase in the price of some of its dye products.

Scientists have developed an entirely textile-based, bacteria-powered bio-battery that could one day be integrated into wearable electronics.

Scientists have produced a ‘topological excitonic insulator’ for the first time by cooling stacked semiconductors to below 10K.

Turkish composite specialist Kordsa has opened a new polyester yarn line at a plant in Izmit, Turkey.

GE Sweden Holdings AB has agreed to acquire shares in Arcam for SEK 345 per share.

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The Sauber F1 Team has officially taken delivery of a 3D printer built by Additive Industries as part of a three-year technology partnership.

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Additive manufacturing company Additive Industries has appointed a new director of operations & supply chain.

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AZL says that it has implemented adhesive-free bonding for FRP for the first time in large-series production with cycle times of less than three minutes.

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Spirit AeroSystem has unveiled plans to grow in fabrication and defense, each of which it says could exceed US$1 billion over the next five years.

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