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Materials products, July 2018

Applied Graphene Materials says that it has fulfilled a purchase order for a graphene enhanced automotive aerosol primer.

Mixer operates at lower cost

Charles Ross says that it has made improvements to its 1,500-gallon PVM-1500 multi-shaft mixer.

Technology company Trumpf has developed a new green laser enabling pure copper and precious metals to be processed.

SLM Solutions has launched Additive.Designer, an additive manufacturing (AM) software platform.

Sandvik Coromant has developed two new drills for drilling aluminium automotive parts.

Hexcel says that it will be showcasing a range of products at JEC 2019, taking place from 12-14 March in Paris, France.

Aerospace supplier GKN Fokker has acquired an automated kitting solution from composites company Airborne.

Hexcel Corporation says that it will display two materials for wind blade manufacture at the Wind Turbine Blade Manufacture show.

Composites Evolution has introduced a hybrid composite tooling system.

Victrex has designed a new polyether ether ketone (PEEK) polymer for sealing applications in the cryogenics industry.

Toray Industries has developed new carbon fiber material with higher tensile strength and tensile modulus.

Hi-line has developed a new line of nitrogen/oxygen generators that can reduce the need to use bottled gas or bulk nitrogen/oxygen tanks.

The Nuna9s solar vehicle recently won the Sasol Solar Challenge South Africa, an eight-day solar race from Pretoria to Cape Town.

Epoxy company Sicomin has supplied a number of epoxy resins for a new hydrofoil.

Callaway Golf Company and GE Additive have redesigned a putter head for additive manufacture (AM).

Optomec plans to feature its newest hybrid machine tool system at the Formnext 2018 show, currently taking place in Frankfurt, Germany.

Solvay reports that it has expanded its range of filaments for additive manufacturing (AM) applications.

Composites specialist Gurit has launched Ampreg 31 and Ampreg 36 resins and ancillaries, part of its Ampreg range of wet laminating products.

Heat treatment specialist Lake City Heat Treating (LCHT) has installed a Hot Isostatic Press (HIP) that combines high pressure with rapid quenching.

DuPont Transportation & Advanced Polymers has developed a new range of glass and carbon-reinforced filaments for 3D printing.

Chomarat has partnered with sports equipment company Babolat to supply multiaxial carbon to make a new tennis racket.

Aircraft companies Bucher Leichtbau and Ensinger have joined forces to promote the use of fiber-reinforced composites in aerospace projects.

Evonik has developed a polymer filament based on polyether ether ketone (PEEK) in implant-grade quality for use as a 3D printing material for implants.

Epoxy specialist Sicomin has developed a bio foaming epoxy with 37% bio-based carbon content.

Boeing and molding company Thermwood have joined forces to 3D print a large, single-piece tool for the 777X program.

Particle and grinding specialist Union Process, Inc has built a new SD-100 dry grinding Attritor for its toll milling operation.

The National University of Science and Technology (NUST MISIS) has developed modifiers designed to strengthen 3D printed aluminum-matrix composites.

UK-based Applied Graphene Materials (AGM) has launched two thermal paste adhesive materials: Genable 4400 and Genable 4300.

EOS will be showcasing a range of its 3D printing systems at additive manufacturing (AM) event Formnext.

BigRep, which makes large-scale 3D printers, plans to equip its machines with CNC control systems and drives made by controls manufacturer Bosch Rexroth.

3D printing company Renishaw has additively manufactured (AM) the central titanium support (CTS), of a bike designed to be powered with the arm.

UK 3D printing company Renishaw has developed software to help automative the additive manufacture (AM) of dental frames.

Additive manufacturing (AM) company EOS has developed its new EOS M 300-4 system as part of its metal 3D printing range.

Software companies ANSYS and Granta Design have joined forces to improve materials information is crucial for additive manufacturing (AM).

TFP says that it will be exhibiting this year at the Composites & Advanced Materials Expo taking place in Dallas, Texas, from 16-18 October 2018.

The X-Treme 32 all-round racing boat features a pre-preg carbon fiber helm with an epoxy foam core.

BASF has developed prototypes of what it says is the world's first particle foam based on polyethersulfone (PESU).

Siemens says that it has successfully 3D-printed and engine tested a dry low emission (DLE) pre-mixer for its SGT-A05 aeroderivative gas turbine.

Carbodeon Ltd Oy has developed a plastic material incorporating nanodiamond particles for use in additive manufacturing (AM).

GKN Powder Metallurgy will use HP's new binder jetting technology to make metal parts for auto.

Union Process Inc has built and installed a laboratory-sized DMQX bead mill in its to test end user material.

Hexcel says that its Acousti-Cap broadband sound-reducing honeycomb has successfully been used during a NASA-Boeing flight test.

The Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials and Systems and Brightlands Materials Center plan to improve fiber-reinforced thermoplastics.

Aachen University has installed a new injection molding system made by Engel Deutschland GmbH in its technical center.

Materials specialist Diab says that a catamaran, launched in Norway, makes use of infusion carbon fiber sandwich technology.

Additive Industries has received an ‘Honorable Mention’ in the IMTS 2018 Exhibitor Product Innovation Competition.

Sandia Lab’s materials science team has engineered a platinum-gold alloy which it says could be the most wear-resistant metal in the world.

Cutting tool and tooling system specialist Sandvik Coromant has introduced two new ceramic insert grades.

Mixing company Charles Ross says that its high speed dispersers now feature two-hand safety controls for raising and lowering the mixing head.

Technical Fiber Products Ltd says that it plans to exhibit its range of nonwoven at the China Composites Expo.

The Jaguar I-TYPE 2 Formula E race car has set a new electric car course record of 30.46 seconds at the Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb in Worcestershire, UK.

Covestro says that its continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites (CFRTP) are now branded Maezio.

PyroGenesis says that its metal powders have either met or exceeded properties requirements under chemical and mechanical analysis.

Auto manufacturer DS Automobiles has used titanium additive manufacturing (AM) to develop new parts for its DS 3 Dark Side limited edition car.

Roth Composite Machinery has developed a new filament winding machine, a standardized version of a gantry-type filament winding machine.

EOS and Additive Works have developed Amphyon, a software application for simulation-based additive manufacturing (AM).

BASF says that its new polyethersulfone Ultrason E material makes it easier to make sandwich structures for airplane interiors.

Polyether ether ketone (PEEK) polymer pioneer Victrex has developed new materials for additive manufacturing (AM).

Höganäs says that is has received conditional approval by the California Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its Cleanit LC technology.

Desktop Metal says that metal parts made using its Studio System 3D printer have been used in the recent SawBlaze robot.

Chemicals company Sabic has launched a glass fiber reinforced plastic panel for the building and construction industry.

Diversified Structural Composites (DSC) has developed a fiber optic-embedded carbon composite rod for an oil well intervention system.

Liftomatic Material Handling has expanded its line of drum handling equipment to add 3A-HD-BHDL, a below-hook drum handling system.

IMM Projects plans to distribute Beston injection molding machines to the UK market for the first time.

3D Systems has launched two new 3D printers for metal additive manufacturing (AM).

A carbon fiber/epoxy molding compound from Hexcel has been used in a new overmolding process to produce a hybrid structure.

Charles Ross has developed a new laboratory paddle blender for more convenient, automated powder blending.

Plastic 3D printing company BigRep has been named a winner of the German Innovation Award 2018.

EconCore has installed a purpose-built 50 mm extruder at the company’s recently-refurbished R&D facilities in Leuven, Belgium.

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