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Materials news, October 2018

Outdoor decking company Composite Prime has formed a distribution partnership with PVC-U company GAP.

GKN Aerospace opens aero repair facility

GKN Aerospace has officially opened its repair and research facility for aero-engine systems in Johor, Malaysia.

Alloy company Carpenter Technology says that it has acquired LPW Technology Ltd.

CG TEC, which makes fiber rods and tubes, and Refitech, which makes composite components, have signed a strategic partnership agreement.

3A Composites Core Materials reports that it has received APQP4Wind certification, a registered trademark quality management system.

Hardmetals company Carpenter Technology said it received net sales of US$572.4 million in Q1.

The National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM) in the US says that it has added six new partners.

AZL Aachen GmbH is developing new ways to use thermoplastic tapes in injection molding.

A novel technique uses a nickel film to harvest 2-inch diameter wafers of a 2D material from a bulk crystal and then stack them with other 2D wafers.

A polymer gel that incorporates chloroplasts from plants can react with carbon dioxide in the air to grow, strengthen and even repair itself.

Composites UK has published a document entitled 'FRP Bridges – Guidance for Designers'.

SGL and Franhofer IGCV says that their fiber placement center (FPC) in Meitingen, Germany, has been officially opened.

The MPIF’s Robotics & Automation in Powder Metallurgy Seminar will return for the first time in a decade.

Can a simple coating stop ice sticking to concrete?

Australian researchers combine titanium dioxide and graphene to develop a novel, low-power sun sensor.

Hi-line Industries Ltd says that it has moved into a new, larger production facility.

Composites specialist Kordsa has joined a new EU project which aims at improving the overall performance of plastics recycling.

Rockwood Composites says that it has increased its manufacturing capacity by 50%, mostly for large aircraft components.

Materials Today Advances – now open for submissions.

Semiconductor made from organic and inorganic materials can convert electricity into light efficiently.

Making a silicon solar cell with a maximum quantum efficiency of double the normal limit

Human model of innervated tissue-engineered skin from induced pluripotent stem cells.

The US Federal Trade Commission has provided clearance of the business combination between Linde Aktiengesellschaft and Praxair Inc.

Scott Bader will be showcasing its recently launched Crestafire and Crestafix product ranges at the Advanced Engineering show.

The strength of a particular chemical bond in cuprates influences the temperature at which they achieve superconductivity.

Using atomic quantum simulation, physicists have made the first observation of a specific type of toplogical insulator that's induced by disorder.

The Defense Logistics Agency has awarded a grant to 3D printing software company Senvol.

Scott Bader has created Scott Bader Japan KK, a new business which is aimed to increase the company’s presence in the Japanese market.

Sicomin, which makes epoxy systems, says that it will exhibit at a number of composites and marine trade shows this autumn.

The Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team and Additive Industries have announced they will extend their three-year technology partnership to five years.

A novel light-based atomic force microscopy technique can measure how and where a material's physical properties change during 3D printing.

By creating nanoporous graphene and then covering it with a polymer layer, engineers have fabricated an atomically thin membrane.

Chinese graphene company the Sixth Element Materials Technology says that it has received a major order from telecommunications company Huawai.

Additive manufacturing company 3rd Dimension Industrial 3D Printing has ordered a MetalFAB1 3D printing system to produce large parts.

Gurit has reported net sales of CHF295.3 million for the first nine months of 2018.

Using a supercomputer, scientists have managed to predict the electrical and optical properties of hybrid organic-inorganic perovskites.

simple method produces centimeter-sized single crystals of organolead halide perovskites

thyssenkrupp Aerospace says it has rolled out a range of quality standards in its locations.

Additive manufacturing (AM) company 3D Systems has appointed Charles G McClure Jr as its new chairman of the board.

Researchers have combined experiment and theory to elucidate the electronic structure and optical behavior of novel gold and silver alloys.

Engineers have developed a graphene-based technique for fabricating ultrathin, flexible semiconducting films from exotic materials.

3D printing company Renishaw has tested a lightweight watch made of graphene powder reinforced carbon fiber.

Additive manufacturing (AM) company Sintavia LLC says that it has acquired an SLM500 additive manufacturing (AM) machine.

BASF has developed a new polyphthalamide (PPA) material.

Scientists have probed a superionic crystal with neutrons and X-rays to determine how it can possess both solid and liquid properties.

graphdiyne film filters lithium ions and prevents dendrite growth in lithium-metal batteries

Polynt Composites Europe says that it has completed its range of gel coats developed specifically for the swimming pool market.

Materials company Haydale has been awarded a contract to develop ‘wearable technology’ for athletes in training for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Researchers have come up with a novel molecular approach for improving the piezoelectric properties of organic polymers.

A bio-inspired soft material can alter its properties by self-assembling into molecular superstructures and then disassembling on demand.

Different materials surfaces can regulate the immune system response to an implantable material.

Scientists have found that the protective oxide films that form on metals can trap other atoms inside them, which influence many of the film’s properties.

A flat lens made of silicon nanopillars with various cross-sectional shapes can focus a large range of colors of any polarization to the same focal spot.

Researchers have demonstrated that silica-rich waste can be used to remove charged species of radioactive Uranium from nuclear fission waste streams.

Smart nanoparticles provide a new technology for targeted drug delivery by distinguishing the intrinsic characteristics between cancer and normal tissues.

Designing a hydrogel for blood vessel formation.

GKN Aerospace has received a supplier award from Spirit AeroSystems.

GE Additive has appointed Jason Oliver as CEO and Vice President, GE Additive.

Cobra International says that it will be showcasing its whole range of carbon fiber components at CAMX 2018.

Composites events company JEC has appointed Eric Pierrejean as CEO, succeeding Frédérique Mutel.

The Advanced Engineering Show, taking place in Birmingham, UK, has announced several keynote speakers for its six zones.

MSA Manufacturing Ltd says that it is exhibiting its cutting, and itting capabilities for glass and carbon fabrics at the Advanced Engineering show.

The MPIF says that its recent Powder Metallurgy (PM) Sintering Seminar attracted over 65 attendees with a variety of backgrounds and experience levels.

Engineers have developed a super-hydrophobic surface that can produce an electrical voltage when salt water flows over it.

Inspired by arthropod shells, researchers have 3D-printed structural elements from cement paste that get tougher under pressure.

Energy Storage Materials is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Best Paper Award. Exceptionally, we selected two papers for the award this year.

Identifying the best material for the fabrication of artificial vascular systems.

TA Instruments says that it has acquired the thermophysical property measurement business of Theta Industries Inc.

Siemens says that it has updated software applications for Sinumerik Edge, its machine-level platform designed for the machine tool industry.

A new report from AMI Consulting says that the volume of polymers distributed in Europe in 2017 surpassed 4 million tonne.

According to the Association of French Automotive Plastic Partsmakers (GPA), the shortage of polyamide (PA) 6.6 is causing problems for its members.

Combining Mössbauer spectroscopy with ‘center of gravity’ analysis can reveal how the oxidation state of iron oxide nanoparticles changes over time.

Halide perovskites can maintain their crystalline structure even while the atoms in their crystals undergo unusually large-scale vibrational motion.

The Composites Europe show will focus on technological advancements in the process chain, its organizers say.

The IET is presenting a new exhibition in London, UK, celebrating women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has developed what it calls a Brexit Readiness Programme.

Metyx says that its composite facility inn Kaposvár, Hungary, has been expanded, adding an additional 3,024 m2 of storage space.

A novel passive daytime radiative cooling polymer coating with nano-to-microscale air voids can act as a spontaneous air cooler on buildings.

Micron-sized calcium silicate spheres can self-assemble to form solids that are stronger, harder, more elastic and more durable than Portland cement

Silicon-based safety switch for lithium-ion batteries prevents catastrophic failure.

hybrid material based on transition metal selenide could be a nonprecious metal alternative electrocatalyst for hydrogen generation

Researchers have used an atom hybridization method to synthesize multimetallic clusters consisting of more than five metal elements.

Lanxess’ Urethane Systems business unit (URE) plans to extend its collaboration with the Center for UMass/Industry Research on Polymers (CUMIRP).

The National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM) in the US has established the V4 Institute (V4I).

H.C. Starck says that its central laboratory will become an independent company called ChemiLytics GmbH & Co KG.

Scientists have computed the optical properties, including transmittance, absorbance and reflectance, of 55 2D materials.

Molding software company Sigma Engineering GmbH has been awarded an ‘Innovative through Research’ seal.

Composite contains polymer component to protect metal hydride filler from exposure to air and moisture for stable hydrogen storage.

Researchers have developed a method for creating an antenna made from a two-dimensional material that can be sprayed onto almost any surface.

Steel powder specialist NanoSteel has reportedly spun out its additive manufacturing (AM) business unit into a new corporation.

Gurit has agreed to acquire JSB Group for DKK 520 million.

Porcher Industries and BGF Industries will be exhibiting at CAMX 2018, taking place from 15-18 October 2018 in Dallas, Texas, USA.

BASF says that it will showcasing a range of its plastic materials at Fakuma, taking place in Friedrichshafen, Germany.

A paper covering the testing of 3D printed parts has won best paper award at the Additive Manufacturing with Powder Metallurgy 2018 (AMPM2018) show.

New insertion reaction anode material produced via combustion synthesis could boost sodium-ion batteries.

TenCate has been recognised by Boeing for its performance as a supplier, one of only 329 suppliers to receive the Silver Award.

The CCAI and the PCI have announced that their 2019 Annual Meetings will be held from 16-20 June 2019 in Hilton Head Island, SC, USA.

Diab said that it has set a number of targets to accelerate its transition into a low carbon economy.

A nano-filter made from sheets that naturally grow on liquid metal can clean dirty water over 100 times faster than current technology.

Non-precious metal Fe-N doped carbon electrocatalyst for ORR could make fuel cells more economically viable and sustainable.

Physicists have developed a bilayer graphene device that displays both efficient transport and control of electron spins.

A paper presented by Alex Wartenberg, Sierra Mirtes, Chris Schade and Sarah Ackermann has won the 2018 Howard I Sanderow Outstanding Technical Paper Award.

Composites company Kordsa says that its Indonesian office, Indo Kordsa, has helped renovate three schools damaged by natural disasters in the country.

Hexcel has officially opened its new carbon fiber plant at the Les Roches-Roussillon chemicals industry platform in Isère, France.

A new sodium powder allows the formation of a solid electrolyte interface that doesn't build up to consume sodium ions in a sodium-ion battery.

manganese selenide nanocubes are promising anode materials for sodium-ion batteries

Acid-resistant CNT-supported iridium-oxide catalyst for oxygen evolution and reduction reactions.

A novel, zero-dimensional photoluminescent material is cheap to fabricate, does not use toxic starting materials and is very stable.

Synopsis of “The Mechanisms of Ductile Rupture” (Philip J.NoellJay D.CarrollBrad L.Boyce) Acta Mat 2018.

Find out more about the winners of the 2018 Energy Storage Materials Journal Award winners.

Heating company Gasbarre has promoted Joseph E Glatt to rebuild manager.

PostProcess, which focuses on the finishing of 3D printed parts, has published a whitepaper looking at ways to improve AM surface finishing.

Wallwork Group says that it has made a number of changes to its UK facilities, expanding its product capabilities.

Metal powder specialist Höganäs says that artist Emille de Blanche has recently completed two major sculptures using its high alloy powder.

Optomec has opened a Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) operations center based in Dübendorf, Switzerland.

Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte, has opened Additive Industries’ new facility based in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

Evonik has developed what it says is the world’s first flexible plastic material based on polyether block amide (PEBA) for use in 3D printing

Caroline Larsson, product manager at powder metal (PM) company Höganäs, has won an award for her successful development and qualification of PM powders.

HK3D has launched the Markforged Metal X 3D printer in the UK.

Read the review papers published in the Special Issue on Surface Modification and Characterization on Nanodiamond Particles.

A unique combination of imaging tools and atomic-level simulations has revealed that a hybrid organic-inorganic perovskite film is ferroelastic.

Treating two-dimensional boron nitride with a superacid helps it to bind with other materials, including nanoparticles and graphene.

Self-healing, injectable, multifunctional wound dressing based on a micelle-hydrogel composite is flexible and comfortable enough for joint injuries.

Researchers have shown that complex macroscale superstructures can be assembled from building blocks comprising pyramid-shaped quantum dots.

The organizers of EcoComp 2019 have issued a call for papers for Ecocomp 2019, taking place from 19-20 June 2019 in Coventry, UK.

Composites Europe will include information about mechanical composite joining technologies, such as crimping, gluing, riveting or screwing.

Allenby and colleagues developed a tissue-engineered 3D hollow-fibre perfusion bioreactor system.

Synthesis of a new 2D nano material with electrical and magnetic properties.

A quantum leap forward in time.

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments and Oklahoma State University have joined forces to help establish a testing lab.

Gurit has appointed Michael Muser as general manager and business unit head for aerospace and a member of the executive committee.

Applications for pultruded composites are set to grow, according to a new report from the European Pultrusion Technology Association (EPTA).

Speaker line-up announced for the 6th International Conference on Multifunctional, Hybrid and Nanomaterials.

Simple two-step for optoelectronic films.

Piezoelectric components can now be directly integrated onto silicon chips.

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