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Materials news, July 2018

Desktop Metal has appointed Jeffrey Immelt, former chairman and CEO of GE, to Desktop Metal’s board of directors.

JEC has announced the winners of its Innovation Awards.

Quickstep Holdings Limited, an Australian carbon fiber composites manufacturer, has announced its update for Q4 of 2018.

Hardmetal coating technology company Hardide Coatings is now certified to coat aerospace, defence and space industry components in the USA.

Lithium-calcium-silicate bioceramic hat could be a promising biomaterial for reconstructing defects and damage at the cartilage-osteochondral interface.

By doping alumina crystals with neodymium ions, engineers have developed a new laser material that can emit ultra-short, high-power pulses.

Applying a permanent marker, glue or tape to gummy metals such as aluminum makes them much easier to cut for industrial applications.

TAT Technologies has released the dates of its next sintering classes, taking place at its facility in St Marys, PA, USA.

The European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC) has published a new set of guidelines for the supply and transport of hazardous materials.

BASF says that it achieved a slight increase in sales and earnings in In the second quarter of 2018.

Scientists have used a photoconductive atomic force microscope to better understand the nanoscale properties of artificial photosynthesis materials.

A novel polymer material can change its structure in response to light, converting from a rigid substance to a softer one that can heal itself.

Gas specialist Linde and Praxair Inc are in advanced negotiations regarding the sale of the majority of Linde's gases business in North America.

Gasbarre Products has appointed Jerry Uplinger to its tooling group team. He will be the team lead at McKee Carbide Tool.

Senvol, which provides information on additive manufacturing (AM) recently announced that it has joined the US National Armaments Consortium (NAC).

JEC says that its recent forum, which took place in Chicago, USA, focused on the field of ground transportation.

Reinforcement technologies specialist Kordsa has acquired Fabric Development Inc and Textile Products Inc.

For the first time, chemical engineers have developed a large-area graphene membrane that can separate gas mixtures with a high-efficiency.

By examining general grain boundaries, engineers have shed new light on the mechanisms behind sulfur embrittlement of nickel.

Unlike with graphene, the boundaries between different structural phases of borophene, a 2D form of boron, retain the material's metallic nature.

By stabilizing aggressive electrodes with a highly-fluorinated electrolyte, researchers have been able to increase the capacity of lithium-ion batteries.

Nearly a third of the reaction products generated during fission of U235 in light-water reactors are unwanted gases.

Lanxess has appointed Frederique van Baarle as head of its procurement and logistics group.

The organizers of Advanced Engineering 2018 have introduced a dedicated area for UK contractors.

The UK auto industry will continue to invest in technologies and products focused on zero emission transport, according to the SMMT .

Nanoclusters made from boron and lanthanide elements form highly stable and symmetric structures with interesting magnetic properties.

Longer-lasting human skin equivalent alternative based on silk-collagen composite.

Researchers have developed a way to fabricate soft, porous materials via the self-assembly of metal-organic polyhedra made of rhodium atoms.

Lanxess plans to open a new applications development and technical services laboratory for polyurethane dispersions (PUDs) in Latina, Italy.

Velox, a supplier of raw materials for composites, has introduced a new product range for 3D printing made by its partner SK Chemicals.

The MPIF says that attendees at its Basic PM Short Course will be able to undertake a tour of an additive manufacturing (AM) facility tour.

America Makes says that it will invest in additive manufacturing (AM) post-processing techniques (AAPT).

Synthetic biopolymers from egg white albumen.

Biogenic solar cells that work effectively on cloudy days

GKN says that its planetary reaction carrier won the Grand Prize award in the automotive transmission category from the MPIF.

Frédérique Mutel, the present of JEC Group, has been promoted to the rank of officer in the Order of the Legion of Honour by the French president.

Rhodes Interform has installed a composite forming facility at the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC).

Microfluidics compresses cells to gain entry.

Custom-built parylene deposition system for a field-effect transistor.

The UK is now the largest EU new car market for Korean car brands, with some 190,215 vehicles registered in 2017.

Specialty chemicals group Lanxess has appointed Jacques Perez as its new country representative of in the United Kingdom.

Solvay and Airbus have reportedly sign a contract extension until 2025 for the supply of for composite and auxiliary materials.

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Sandvik has acquired Inrock, a privately-owned supplier of rock drilling tools and services for horizontal directional drilling (HDD) in North America.

Ceratizit plans to showcase a range of tools for wood machining at the IWF show, taking place in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Materials company BASF has agreed to invest US$25 million in 3D printing company Materialise, headquartered in Leuven, Belgium.

GKN Sinter Metals has received a quality award from automotive supplier Jatco for its Japanese business.

Solvay and Spirit AeroSystems have agreed an extension to their supply partnership for composites to be used on Boeing’s commercial programs.

GKN Aerospace has opened a new aero engine component repair and research facility in the state of Johor, Southern Malaysia.

Additive manufacturing (AM) company Arcam says that it plans to open its electron beam melting (EBM) A2X machine’s development mode to universities.

Hexcel and Groupe Gazechim Composites have formed a joint venture (JV) to provide customized kitting services for aerospace and defense.

Two global international plastics recycling organizations have developed a global definition governing the use of the term ‘recyclable’.

The Plansee Group says that it achieved 2017/18 fiscal year consolidated sales of €1.3 billion, an 11% increase year on year.

SGL Carbon says that it has developed full size TF6 and PV15 bipolar plates (BPP) made of a graphite/fluoropolymer composite material.

Professor Cyrille Boyer was awarded two awards at MACRO2018 in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the field of polymer science.

EuroSciCon Ltd says that the next Metal, Mining and Metallurgy show will take place from 1-2 November 2018 in Paris, France

SGL Carbon, which makes carbon fiber and other materials, says that it has increased its capacities to make synthetic graphite anode material.

Owens Corning says that it has been recognized as one of the world’s most sustainable companies for the fifth consecutive year.

A graphene coating can control water evaporation by suppressing the rate on hydrophilic surfaces and accelerating it on hydrophobic ones.

Star-shaped gold nanoparticles coated with titanium dioxide can harness visible and infrared light to generate hydrogen from water.

The University of Pittsburgh in the US has received a US$1 million award to develop nuclear plant components using additive manufacturing (AM).

ASTM International’s committee on reactive and refractory metals and alloys is developing a proposed standard for titanium alloy bars.

The Center for Engineering and Industrial Development (CIDESI) has installed a Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP) system from Quintus Technologies.

Dorset, UK based Norco Composites have made three 14 m long canopies using Scott Bader’s Crystic resin VE679-03PA and gelcoat GT600.

Total Composite Solutions (TCS) and Microtex Composites Srl have extended their existing UK and Ireland distribution agreement into the Americas.

Connecting a graphene layer with two other atomic layers can extend the lifetime of excited electrons in graphene by several hundred times.

Researchers have found that a novel hybrid improper ferroelectric possesses ferroelectric, magnetoelectric and optical properties.

Using nanowires of a molybdenum-germanium alloy, scientists have been able to explore the transition from a superconducting to a normal metal state.

A new microscopy technique can track microstructural changes in materials in real time as they are exposed to extreme heat and stress.

Composites Evolution has moved to a new prepreg manufacturing facility in Chesterfield, UK.

An official call for presentations has been announced for MIM2019 held in Orlando, Florida from 25–27 February 2019.

Researchers have been able to store and transmit bits of quantum information using a diamond containing specially-designed silicon vacancies.

By using an ion beam to twist and bend a nanometer-thick layer of metal, scientists have created nanodevices for manipulating light.

The program has been announced for the 2nd Composites in Sport Conference and Exhibition, being held in Loughborough University, UK, from 3-4 October 2018.

Kordsa has won an award for its contributions to foreign trade in Turkish economy.

The Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT) reports that British engine manufacturing rose again in May up 5.1% to 242,391 units.

By mixing and matching different materials, researchers have created a window coating that can prevent excessive heating and generate electricity.

Researchers have succeeded in producing crystals of a semiconducting material called boron arsenide with an extremely high thermal conductivity.

America Makes and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) have published version 2.0 of its Standardization Roadmap for Additive Manufacturing.

Gas specialist Linde has won a best innovation lab 2018 for its ‘Digital Base Camp’,

Kordsa says that a new production line of polypropylene monofilament fiber reinforcement, based in the company’s İzmit, Turkey, plant, is now operational.

A call for papers has been issued for the 7th edition of Ecocomp, which will take place on 19-20 June 2019 in Coventry, UK.

Plastic 3D printer manufacturer BigRep has joined industrial research network the Direct Manufacturing Research Center (DMRC).

Researchers have discovered that entangled, long-chain polymers in solutions relax at two different rates after processing.

Altering the composition of a layered halide material allows researchers to vary its magnetization continuously between in-plane and out-of-plane.

The Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) says that its conference has roughly a 10% increase of attendees year on year.

Master Bond has developed EP30LTE-2 for joining dissimilar substrates exposed to thermally or mechanically induced stresses.

Researchers have used a novel cold sintering process to produce, for the first time, a composite made from a ceramic and the 2D material MXene.

Using a novel coating process, scientists have been able to develop a highly effective water-repellent coating based on a short-chain polymer.

PostProcess Technologies has expanded its distribution in North America.

Researchers have discovered that, under lateral compression, graphene forms sharp, saw-tooth kinks with interesting electrical properties.

Using a high-speed electron camera, researchers have recorded the most detailed atomic movie of gold melting after being blasted by laser light.

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The organizers of ITPS and the IFCS have published details of presentations from OEM representatives that will take place during the events.

Thermal processing company Quintus Technologies has developed a new process, High Pressure Warm Forming (HPWF).

3D printing is branching into an unlikely domain—nuclear fusion.

Researchers at the frontiers of nanotechnology—the fabrication of tiny functional materials—are looking at communication.

Elsevier's extended Materials Today family also delivered very strong results.

Granta Design has released details of a seminar focusing on best practices in materials infor-mation management and materials decision-making.

The MPIF has honored Tessa Stillman, senior manager, standards and technical services, MPIF, with its Distinguished Service to PM Award.

By infusing a magnetic fluid in a micro-structured solid substrate, researchers have created a dynamic surface with reconfigurable topography.

A new porous carbon material designed at the molecular level shows great potential for use as the anode in lithium-ion batteries.

The 9th international conference on advanced composites in construction, ACIC 2019, is inviting abstracts on relevant subjects.

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