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Materials products, July 2020

AM components for supersonic jet

VELO3D has supplied 21 3D printed components for Boom Supersonic’s XB-1 aircraft, the world’s first independently developed supersonic jet.

Sandvik Coromant says that it is upgrading its range of turning inserts for machining ISO-P steels with the launch of two new carbide grades.

Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd reports that it has developed a powder magnetic core for axial gap motors.

GE reports that its GE9X jet engine has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval.

Solvay reports that it has supplied materials for an indoor inspection drone.

Renishaw says that it has added particle analysis software module to its inVia confocal Raman microscope.

ExOne has released information about the InnoventPro, a planned binder jetting machine for the 3D printing of metals, ceramics and composites.

Suhner has developed a range of machining units with guards that can protect against contamination from glass fiber dust and fibers.

Engineers at Polish manufacturer Techplast have developed a way to reduce the weight of high-pressure cylinders used by firefighters.

Abbott Furnace Company has reportedly designed, manufactured and installed a 6,000 standard cubic feet per minute (SCFH) endothermic gas generator.

Sandvik says that the BEAMIT Group has acquired ZARE, an Italian independent additive manufacturing (AM) service providers.

BASF reports that its Ultrasim simulation tool can now calculate component concepts based on elastomers.

DSM has formed a partnership with polymer 3D printing company Nexa3D to supply its laser sintering powders for the latter’s QLS-350 systems.

LANXESS has developed a new range of hydrolysis-resistant materials suitable for very hot and humid conditions.

Quintus Technologies has delivered what it says is the world’s fastest fan-driven hot isostatic press (HIP) to a company that focuses on postproduction.

Shannon Global Energy Solutions, which makes reusable thermal and acoustic insulation, has developed a new thermal blanket for plastics extrusion.

Magnum Venus Products (MVP) says that it has developed a new process for closed molding which it says could decrease injection times.

Engineers at Purdue University in the US are developing a runway mat made using metal 3D printing methods.

Hexcel has supplied its carbon fiber material to make a new range of golf shafts.

A project to develop a commercially viable, low cost, lightweight, all composite wheel for EV applications has reached the pilot stage.

Sandvik, a developer and producer of stainless steels, special alloys and titanium, has launched Sanicro 35, a super-austenitic stainless-steel grade.

Sandvik’s new titanium powder plant has reportedly received an AS9100 Revision D certification to make parts for the aerospace industry.

The University of Kentucky and the ORNL have partnered on a US$10 million project to convert coal into high-value carbon fibers and composites.

Scientists at the AMRC are researching a vision inspection system using 3D modelling that could replace the manual inspection process of composite parts.

Hexcel has launched a new electrically conductive, PEKK-based thermoplastic carbon fiber composite suitable for additive manufacturing (AM).

Chemicals company Lanxess has developed a new range of MDI polyether prepolymers containing renewable, bio-based raw materials.

Filament winding company Engineering Technology Corporation has developed a compact servo tensioning creel for high-speed wet, dry and towpreg winding.

Owens Corning has reportedly launched a new range of extruded polystyrene (XPS) foam products.

Thermo Fisher Scientific has launched a new scanning electron microscope (SEM) which it says has improved automation.

TFP has developed a new lightweight basalt in its Optiveil range, designed for high temperature applications in composites.

Dura Composites has developed a new glass fiber reinforced floor grating that it says offers the best performance-to-weight ratio in its class.

BASF says that it has supplied its glass reinforced polyamide (PA) for the new 2021 Toyota Sienna.

Packaging and paper company Mondi has developed what it says is the world’s first sustainable polycoated kraft (PCK) paper release liner.

CompoTech has launched a new standard range of lightweight carbon fiber (CF) epoxy composite beams in round tubes and square shaped options and sizes.

SACMI says that it has introduced a new machine in its range of metal powder hydraulic presses.

The MPIF has named the winners of its 2020 powder metallurgy design excellence awards in the special technologies market segment.

ATL Composites says that it is now a distributor for a range of hollow ceramic microspheres suitable for composites and fiber reinforced plastics.

The MPIF has announced the winners of its 2020 powder metallurgy design excellence awards competition in the automotive market segment.

Kyocera has extended two of its cutting tool ranges, with additional safety characteristics.

Bedford Reinforced Plastics has launched a glass fiber reinforced plastic (GFRP) ladder which can be cut with standard carpentry tools.

Lehvoss and Forward Engineering North America (FENA), have partnered to develop additive manufacturing (AM) materials.

A UK consortium, including Northern Ireland based Creative Composites, has received a £33 million government grant to develop zero emissions ferries.

DSM plans to build what it says is the world’s first lightweight 3D printed fiber reinforced poly-mer (FRP) footbridge in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

QuesTek Innovations has launched a new stainless steel powder for powder bed fusion additive manufacturing (AM).

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