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Materials products, January 2018

Metal recovery system targets smaller facilities

Powder producer PyroGenesis Canada has developed a smaller version of its Drosrite system for metal recovery, designed for small facilities.

MPIF Design Award winners

The MPIF has announced the winners of the 2018 Powder Metallurgy (PM) Design Excellence Awards competition.

A German project team has developed a process to recycle polyethylene terephthalate (PET) to make glass fiber reinforced PET.

GKN has reportedly developed a small soft magnetic composite (SMC)-based e-pump for a potential application in electric race cars.

Scigrip says that its composite bonding products have been used by Italian yacht manufacturer Ferretti.

Porsche Engineering is making use of a PM product to make components for the company’s e-drive powertrains.

Solvay says that its Ixef polyarylamide (PARA) resin was used in the development of a single-use bone staple kit.

Gas company Linde LLC has developed two portfolios which could help improve the quality of PM sintering, MIM and AM processes.

Kubal-Wraith Ltd, based in the UK, has developed a laser-beam based technology which makes it possible to monitor in real time molten metal furnaces.

Velox GmbH, which provides materials for the composites industry, will be showcasing a range of products at the Compounding World Expo 2018.

Additive manufacturing (AM) specialist EOS has launched a new 3D printer specifically designed to process its new carbon fiber reinforced material, HT-23.

Metal forming specialist Quintus Technologies has supplied a hot isostatic press (HIP) to an Austrian manufacturer of engine and drivetrain components.

Union Process, a manufacturer of particle size reduction and dispersing equipment, has manufactured a grinding mill for battery technology.

Hexcel Corporation has partnered with a 3D printing company to produce what it says is the world’s first 3D-printed commuter bike.

Avante Technology has launched its Emendo Cloud Automated STL File Analysis & Repair service.

RTP Company plans to exhibit at MD&M East taking place from 12-14 June 2018, New York City, USA.

Chemicals company Lanxess has developed a range of monomer products for adhesives and sealants.

Kyocera says that it has developed a new ‘ultra-durable’ coating technology.

Composite Advantage has developed a new line of standard size fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) trail bridges that have a zero maintenance option.

ExOne has developed the Innovent+ additive manufacturing (AM) machine, designed for research and education.

Specialty chemicals company Lanxess plans to show case its products for the polyurethane (PU) industry at UTECH Europe 2018.

Solvay has developed FusePly, a composite bonding technology for aerospace applications.

GKN says that it has developed a demonstrator system of its hydrogen storage system for residential homes using metal hydride powder.

A University of Bristol engineering student has helped a UK business win its second Queen's Award in five years.

Composite reinforcement specialist Chomarat has developed a new unidirectional woven tape.

Solvay has launched three polymer filaments for use in 3D printing.

3D printing company Renishaw has worked with a Swedish based mining company to develop a new down-the-hole (DTH) hammer using AM.

Solvay has introduced a new line of products for binder, color and performance systems.

Diab says that it has supplied a range of its Divinycell cores as part of Hungarian shipbuilder Uljanik JSC’s SIEM Cicero project.

Vitralit® UV 4802 is bendable and flexible and the perfect solution to bond PEEK or TPU.

RTP Company, which makes custom engineered thermoplastics, is exhibiting at NPE 2018, taking place from 7–11 May in Orlando, Florida, USA.

Sabic says that it will be exhibiting a range of its products for the aerospace industry at the Aircraft Interiors Expo.

Swedish firm Trestad Laser AB has acquired a high-pressure fluid cell press from hot isostatic press (HIP) manufacturer Quintus Technologies.

North Thin Ply Technology (NTPT), which makes ultra-lightweight prepregs, has supplied its materials for a limited-edition watch.

Sicomin has been working with The Airplane Factory (TAF) to help improve production methods for the company’s range of Sling aircraft.

Exel Composites will make glass fiber components for the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER).

Composites specialist Gurit has launched Ampreg 30, a new low toxicity epoxy laminating system and Balsaflex Lite, a balsa core material.

Conbility GmbH and Fraunhofer IPT have partnered to develop a placement and tape winding system.

Technical Fibre Products (TFP) have provided lightweight glass veil to help make a range of ice hockey sticks.

Amada Miyachi Europe has announced the availability of its Miyachi Eapro Nova3 Laser Welding Workstations.

Porcher Industries has developed the Dry Fiber range, which offers a new way of processing materials out-of-autoclave (OOA).

Huntsman Advanced Materials says that it will be showing its range of products at JEC World 2018.

JEC Group has announced the 30 finalists of its innovation awards competition.

Scott Bader plans to launch two new brands at JEC World 2018, taking place from 6-8 March 2018 in Paris, France.

Duralar Technologies has just introduced a new system for high-throughput deposition on the interior and exterior surfaces of metal parts.

SGL Group has formed a partnership with Sulzer Chemtech to provide carbon fiber composite materials (CFC) for column internals.

3A Composites plans to launch a new sustainable core material at JEC World 2018, taking place Paris, France, from 6-8 March 2018.

Olympus has launched a new microscope for the observation and inspection of metal components.

Sandvik Coromant has introduced new CoroDrill 880 CVD diamond-coated insert grades, GCN124 and GCN134.

Hardide Coatings says that its tungsten carbide coating was used to coat a range of deflector plates for Royal Mail sorting machines in the UK.

Cutting tool and tooling system specialist Sandvik Coromant has extended the functionality of its InvoMilling CAD/CAM software.

Hexcel plans to exhibit its range of composite materials for winter sports equipment at ISPO Munich 2018.

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