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Materials products, January 2015

Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (ATI) is expanding its nickel-based superalloy powder capabilities.

FRP gel coat systems available

Graco says that its fiber-reinforced plastic (FRP) gel coat systems are available for molded fiber-reinforced plastics.

ThyssenKrupp Carbon Components has formed an agreement with Maxion Wheels to develop new aluminum and carbon fiber hybrid wheels.

A spacecraft thruster tested by Airbus and the ESA features a platinum combustion chamber and nozzle made by 3D printing.

North Thin Ply Technology (NTPT) says that it can now produce unidirectional prepreg tapes of only 15 gsm.

Composite covers for Motorola smartphones have won a JEC innovation award.

American Standard Brands has launched is the first commercially-available metal taps created with AM.

At this year’s Paris Airshow, Hexcel plans to showcase a range of its composite technologies.

Air filtration specialist Camfil has launched an energy efficient bag filter made of glass-fiber media with conical shaped pockets.

Sandvik Materials Technology is showcasing its technologies and materials at Oil and Gas Asia (OGA 2015).

Composite Holding Company reports that it has developed a new range of aesthetic carbon fiber fabrics.

More frequencies, sensor calibration curve interpolation added to AC resistance bridge/controller.

Scott Bader says that two of its Crestabond grades of methacrylate primer-less structural adhesives are now available in black.

North Thin Ply Technology (NTPT) has supplied its fiber reinforced composite materials for the new Richard Mille RM 27-02 Rafael Nadal watch.

Technical Fibre Products (TFP) plan to exhibit its nonwoven materials at JEC Americas.

Piranha Propellers has used long glass fiber reinforced thermoplastic composite to make stronger replacement parts.

GE Aviation has made a simple 3D-printed mini jet engine that can reach 33,000 rotations per minute.

Leatherman has developed a multi-tool that can be worn on the wrist made with metal injection molded (MIM) links.

UK Flowtechnik has launched a new small-scale progressive cavity pump.

America Makes, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, has launched what it calls the ‘first legacy CNC machine tool’.

Researchers from KU Leuven have discovered a method to separate two rare earth elements – europium and yttrium – with UV light.

Researchers at NYU have developed a metal matrix foam light enough to float on water.

Araldite composite resins have been used to develop a trumpet bell made form carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP).

The NRL has approved the commercial manufacturing of an PEEK-like phthalonitrile (PN) resin composition.

Fraunhofer scientists and partners have developed a wood-polymer composite (WPC) material for furniture.

Cambridge Engineered Solutions has introduced a new woven T314 stainless steel conveyor belt.

The Center for Advanced Die Engineering and Technology at Gifu has developed a plastic gear wheel reinforced with carbon fiber fabric.

Perceptron Inc has introduced a green laser-line universal CMM scanner for carbon fiber composites.

Oerlikon Metco has expanded its range of superalloy powders for new applications in laser-based and electron beam additive manufacturing (AM).

e-Xstream engineering’s Digimat-VA software has been named a top innovation in composite manufacturing in the JEC awards.

SGL Group has expanded its SIGRAFIL product range with a new product: organic sheets made from carbon and glass fibers.

HotEnd Works have unveiled a new patent pending method of 3D printing carbides called Pressurized Spray Technology (PSD).

Abtex Corporation has developed a new machine for deburring powdered-metal parts when they’re still in the ‘green’ state, prior to sintering.

Technical Fiber Products (TFP) says that its dielectric nonwovens can be used to prevent galvanic corrosion.

U.S.-based Radio Frequency Co is distributing a new preheating system for plastic sheet molding compound (SMC).

Graco has developed a range of fiber-reinforced plastic (FRP) chop systems, suitable for molded FRPs such as those used in marine applications.

Kyocera Corporation has developed a new series of cermet grades which it says offer a 50% improvement in abrasion resistance over conventional materials.

HORIBA Scientific launched its new Synapse EM, a deep cooled EMCCD Scientific camera for low light and ultra-fast spectroscopy experiments.

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