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Materials products, January 2016

2016 PM Design Excellence Awards winners

The MPIF has announced the winners of its 2016 Powder Metallurgy Design Excellence Awards.

PRF launches new epoxy prepreg

UK composites specialist PRF Composites has developed a new, highly toughened epoxy prepreg system.

A mountain bike frame has been designed and manufactured in the UK by a UK team using metal additive manufacturing.

Spanish-based Enebe Padel has launched a new range of paddle tennis paddles made using TeXtreme carbon fiber fabrics.

APWorks, a subsidiary of Airbus Group, has introduced a lightweight 3D printed motorcycle, made using its Scalmalloy aluminium powder.

Haydale Graphene Industries and AMG have joined forces to develop graphene/graphite nano-material materials.

Charles Ross & Co says that it has completed shipment of three 1000-gallon planetary dual dispersers.

South African bicycle manufacturer SwiftCarbon has introduced a frame reinforced with carbon fiber fabrics.

PyroGenesis Canada Inc says that over 90% of its titanium powders were shown to be below 106μm and over 50% below 45μm.

Researchers in Singapore have developed a titanium-tantalum alloy that could be used to make biocompatible bone replacements using SLM.

Granta Design has reportedly made two important improvements in its materials support software.

EconCore NV and DuPont have joined forces to make strong, high-temperature resistant honeycomb panels.

Granta Design has made additional improvements to its Granta MI:Restricted Substances software.

FiberSystems says that its fiber reinforced plastic (FRP) pipes, ducts and fittings are stuiable for chemical service.

Fibrelite has developed a new line of concrete trench systems incorporating Fibrelite’s lightweight composite covers.

Lanxess has supplied thermoplastic composites to make a hybrid-molded rear bumper beam for Honda’s new fuel cell vehicle (FCV).

Exel Composites has developed a composite doorsill with what it says is a ‘Belgian blue hardstone’ look.

Höganäs has developed 17-4 PH stainless steel powder for use with its Digital Metal printing technology.

Teijin Aramid and MACRO Industries have announced a collaboration agreement to develop more durable, fire-resistant air freight containers.

Prince Global has developed a range of squash rackets featuring carbon fiber material.

Arkema and Xenia have recently signed a cooperation agreement for the development of carbon fiber reinforced long chain polyamides.

The iNano nanoindenter now offers a Remote Video Option upgrade, giving labs a new window on materials testing.

The BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports car now features a resonator made of glass-fiber reinforced DuPont Zytel PLUS 95G35, the company says.

Martin Engineering has introduced a wear-resistant fused alloy plate that it says can withstand more abrasion than other protective metal linings.

Mad City Labs announces the release of MCL-NSOM, a versatile near field scanning optical microscope (NSOM).

Solvay has developed a new rapid cure thermoset resin system.

Lanxess reports that its new range of reinforced plastics is being used for a modular flange for a drive used in car interior ventilation systems.

Höganäs has developed Rockit 701, a new alloy for use in the oil and gas, agriculture and mining industries.

New Roctool start-up Revology plans to unveil the design of a new chair at JEC World, taking place next month in Paris.

L&L Products has introduced a range of room temperature curing, high performance epoxy adhesives.

BioArchitects has received clearance by the U.S. FDA for the company’s 3D printed bespoke titanium cranial/craniofacial plate implant.

High-Accuracy Digital Device Features Filtron™ Technology in Miniature 6.8 mm by 3.0 mm by 2.35 mm Side-View Package.

Easy-to-fit snow chains made from abrasion-resistant, low temperature flexible Elastollan® (TPU) by BASF.

Marketing head Axel Wetzchewald explains the advantages of using polycarbonates in energy-efficient LED lighting.

Bond-Laminates is exhibiting its Tepex range of continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastic composites at JEC World.

Vectorply Corporation has introduced a new fabric in its VectorUltra line of composite reinforcements.

BOC has launched a cleaning process which it says cam remove oxides from 3D printed parts.

CompoSIDE Ltd, a developer of software for composite design and analysis, has released CompoSIDE v2.7.0.

RocTool plans to introduce a new molding technology at JEC World 2016, which takes place from 8-10 March 2016 in Paris, France.

Bauer Hockey has introduced a hockey stick reinforced with TeXtreme’s carbon fiber fabrics.

Freeman Technology has launched the Uniaxial Powder Tester (UPT).

Charles Ross has expanded its most advanced planetary mixer line, the PDDM, to include larger working capacities up to 750 gallons.

A team of engineers from Northwestern University in the US has created a new way to print three-dimensional metallic objects using rust and metal powders.

Canada-based Equispheres Inc has successfully commissioned a proprietary atomization reactor to produce metal powders for AM.

Disney Research Zurich and ETH has developed VertiGo, a wall-climbing robot that can transition from the ground to the wall.

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