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Materials news, February 2019

New dates for brazing school

Wall Colmonoy says that its Furnace Brazing School will take place from 8-10 October 2019 at the company’s European headquarters in Wales.

Perspectives on the materials research landscape

Two new reports, now available for download.

Scientists have shown that applying strain to thin metal sheets can increase their catalytic ability by 10 to 20 times.

A new database has revealed that topological materials are quite common, and include everyday elements such as arsenic and gold.

An anode made from a combination of silicon and the 2D material MXene could extend the life of lithium-ion batteries by as much as five times.

The Industrial Heating Equipment Association (IHEA) will hold a one-day seminar focusing on recent changes to the NFPA 86 Standard for Ovens and Furnaces.

The Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) is accepting for the new Distinguished Innovator Operator (DINO) Awards.

Researchers have come up with a way for growing nanowire networks in a highly controlled and fully reproducible manner on silicon semiconductors.

Switching on rechargeable sodium batteries

Getting more fiber with polymer-coated metal core

Getting more fiber with polymer-coated metal core

Wallwork Group has expanded its aerospace heat treatment quoting system into commercial heat treatment, hard coatings and vacuum brazing.

Graphene's electrical properties can be engineered by covering it with another 2D material and then patterning it with an array of nanoscale holes.

Scientists have calculated that, unlike most materials, when boron arsenide is compressed its heat conductivity first improves and then deteriorates.

A boost of vitamin C can help small gold nanorods grow into long gold nanowires for use in sensing, diagnostic and imaging applications.

Brad Keselowski, a NASCAR driver and owner/founder of Keselowski Advanced Manufacturing (KAM) will be a keynote speaker at the AMUG Conference.

Member companies of the MPIF have been invited to a powder metallurgy (PM) industry day at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' (FCA) North American headquarters.

For the first time, researchers have used block copolymers to produce carbon fibers with uniformly sized and spaced pores for energy storage.

Combining porous carbon fibers with manganese oxide produces a supercapacitor with high energy density and high charge-discharge rates.

Tiny differences surface roughness can cause changes in how two surfaces adhere to each other

Faster batteries through X-ray insights

A layer of red phosphorus on the separator in lithium metal batteries can signal when damaging dendrites threaten to create a short circuit

Metyx USA says that it is increasing production of its range of technical textiles in its factory in Gastonia, North Carolina, USA.

3D printing company Additive Industries has signed a specialized supplier of metal additive manufacturing and metal treatment solutions based in Beijing.

Heating specialist Gasbarre has appointed Alex Gasbarre, replacing his father, Thomas G Gasbarre.

By integrating a microfluidic chamber with 3D laser lithography, scientists produced a system for printing tiny structures from different materials.

A novel ceramic aerogel is very light and flexible, and can withstand exposure to extreme heat and repeated temperature spikes.

The Powder Coating Institute (PCI) has named its current board of directors.

Kordsa has signed a definitive agreement to acquire approximately 96% share of Axiom Materials.

Materials company Element says that it has been named on a list of the UK’s fastest growing private companies.

Infusing graphene foam with materials such as plastic, rubber and cement produces tough composites with a wide range of possible applications.

TAT Technologies has released information about its sintering courses, taking place in May 2019.

A novel neural network algorithm can determine the appropriate amount and direction of strain required to confer specific properties on a material.

Researchers have used an X-ray technique to quantify the amount of lithium in different regions of a battery anode during charging and discharging.

Scientists have trapped electrons in defects on sheets of hexagonal boron nitride and used their interaction with light to probe their quantum states.

Additive Industries has announced the finalists of its 3D printing competition.

Textiles specialist Porcher Industries has appointed Jean-Marc Senecot as its new global head of R&D.

Elsevier and the International Solar Energy Society are pleased to announce that the 2nd Renewable Transformation Challenge.

Sulfur polymers that could replace carbon in plastics

Novel strategy to regulate foreign body response.

PostProcess Technologies has partnered with Hawk Ridge Systems as a distributor in some North America territories.

Materials company Umicore has partnered with Formula E to recycle batteries used during the first two seasons of the electric street racing series.

Scientists have enhanced the catalytic activity of plasmonic nanoparticles by finding a way to encapsulate them in a metal-organic framework.

For the first time, researchers have directly imaged ‘edge conduction’ in monolayer tungsten ditelluride, a 2D topological insulator.

The problem of polymers and microplastics

3D-printed materials manufactured quickly and with improved durability and longevity

A ruthenium-based catalyst shows markedly better performance than commercial platinum catalysts at splitting water for hydrogen production.

photothermal two-component shape memory polymer responds to enzymatic biological activity

antimony-doped tin oxide nanoparticles improve environmental durability and heat retaining properties of transparent wood

Researchers have uncovered the mechanisms that lead to improved performance when alkali metal is added to traditional perovskites.

UK trade association British Marine has published an article covering the preparations for boat builders in the event of a ‘no deal’ Brexit.

3D printing software company Sigma Labs has become a member of the Additive Alliance of Fraunhofer IAPT, a network for additive manufacturing (AM).

The MPIF has published the programs of its AMPM2019 and POWDERMET2019 shows.

Additive Industries has secured a €10 million loan from BOM Brabant Ventures and existing shareholder Highlands to accelerate company growth.

Thermoplastics specialist RTP has reportedly developed a series of thermoplastic compounds that weigh 5–10% less than typical filled compounds.

Heating company Gasbarre has appointed Jake Verdoux as manufacturing manager for Gasbarre Industrial Furnace Systems (IFS).

By coating two different fibers with carbon nanotubes, scientists have created a fabric that can regulate the amount of heat passing through it.

Combining graphene and white graphene in a ceramic should produce a material that alters its conductivity when subject to different types of strain.

Science company Royal DSM, has appointed Patricia Malarkey as new chief innovation officer and member of the executive committee.

Saudi chemicals company Sabic says that it is an exclusive strategic partner for the First International Conference for Talented People with Disabilities.

A new report will surpass revenues of US$8.5 billion by 2025 with an annual growth rate of 8% over 2015 to 2024.

new type of electric field effect can control light emission from perovskite devices

By incorporating carbon nanotube-based electrodes between multiple layers of elastomer, researchers have produced a novel shape-shifting material.

Umicore has reported 2018 revenues of €3.3 billion, an 17% increase from 2017.

Agility Fuel Solutions, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hexagon Composites, has appointed Seung W Baik as president.

Kobe Steel Ltd reportedly plans to invest approximately 1.8 billion yen to increase the production capacity of its steel powder plant in Japan.

Researchers have shown that adding carbon nanotubes to a rubbery polymer semiconductor can increase its carrier mobility.

Surface roughness can cause materials to exert different amounts of force on each other depending on if they're being pushed together or pulled apart.

A “bottom-up” biofabrication strategy leveraging cells’ ability to self-assemble post-3D bioprinting.

3D printing specialist EOS has acquired powder bed fusion (PBF) start up Vulcan Labs from Stratasys.

Rapid Prototype + Manufacturing LLC (rp+m), has put together a database covering the use of UTLEM 9085 Type I resin for AM.

The Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI) has announced the dates for its first Women in Finishing Forum.

The MPIF has announced the recipients of the 2019 MPIF Distinguished Service to Powder Metallurgy (PM) Award.

The International Association of Advanced Materials (IAAM) has arranged its 25th Advanced Materials Congress to take place from 24-27 March 2019.

A nanomechanical device equipped in SEM was creatively designed to achieve quantitative in-situ tensile test of individual SnO2 NWs.

A new 3D printer uses carefully crafted patterns of light to transform gooey liquids into complex solid objects in only a matter of minutes.

Tiny, electrically charged crinkles in graphene sheets can interact with molecules on the surface, causing the molecules to line up along the crinkles.

Materials specialist Evonik says that it has completed the conception and basic engineering of its new polyamide 12 (PA12) production complex.

PEEK specialist Victrex has acquired tooling design and processing technology which it says could improve its molding process.

The MPIF has sent out a call for papers for PMTi2019: Powder Metallurgy & Additive Manufacturing of Titanium.

Carbon fiber specialist Rock West Composites (RWC) says that it has increased its filament winding operation.

A new electron microscopy technique has revealed how atomic species attached to layers of the 2D material MXene can affect its properties.

Sigma Labs, which makes QA software for AM has been a awarded a patent for ‘Optical Manufacturing Process Sensing and Status Indication System’.

EvoBus GmbH has worked with plastics and metal 3D printing specialist EOS to help streamline spare parts production for its range of omnibuses.

Researchers have developed a new oil-based coating for metal that self-heals within seconds when scratched, scraped or cracked.

Scientists have developed a polymerization process that uses enzymes to convert furans into a green alternative to polyethylene terephthalate (PET).

The NCDMM’s president and CEO has been recently reelected to serve as a 2019 SME international director.

Plastics and metal AM company EOS is running a webinar entitled ‘The dawn of digital flexible production'.

Surface testing specialist Krüss Scientific Instruments has become a member of the Institute of Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI).

Researchers have used 2D materials to create the first fully flexible, battery-free ‘rectenna’ for converting energy from Wi-Fi signals into electricity.

Researchers have created a sheet of nickel with nanoscale pores, termed metallic wood, that is as strong as titanium but four to five times lighter.

Gurit has reported preliminary and unaudited net sales of CHF425.3 million for 2018.

Composites company Diab AB says that it aims for its production facility in Laholm, Sweden will be 100% fossil fuel free by 2019.

The Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT) says that UK engine manufacturing remained stable in 2018.

The Industrial Heating Equipment Association (IHEA) plans to celebrate its 90th anniversary at the 2019 Annual Meeting.

Increasing the pressure on a superconducting bismuth material can cause its transition temperature to increase after initially dropping.

Researchers have turned graphene oxide into a soft, moldable play dough that can be shaped and reshaped into free-standing 3D structures.

Researchers have developed a way to incorporate high-k dielectrics into assemblies of 2D materials known as heterostructures.

Australian carbon fiber manufacturer Quickstep Holdings Limited has reported a 3% increase in sales for Q2 2019.

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