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Materials Today 11/12/2019 04:45
Engineering consultant DMT GmbH has launched a global certification scheme covering environmental, social and economic impact standards through the raw materials value chain. According to the company, around 40 different certification schemes exist for mining activity alone, with some certificates specific to a single geography, process or humanitarian concern, and others to a single mineral.
Materials Today 11/12/2019 04:30
Kordsa CEO Ali Çaliskan and AMRC CEO Colin Sirett. Kordsa and the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to develop new composite technologies for aviation and automotive. The MOU also involves establishing a connection between the University of Sheffield and Sabanci University in Istanbul. ‘The AMRC is a good fit for Kordsa and the Centre of Excellence we have in Turkey,’ said Kordsa CEO, Ali Çaliskan.
Materials Today 11/12/2019 04:30
JEC reports that more than 200 companies from 49 countries will attend JEC Asia 2019, taking place in Seoul, South Korea, from 13 November to 15 November 2019. According to the company, the South Korean government plans to increase R&D investment in the composites sector for equipment and machines, diversify its materials and intermediate product providers and improve research in major academic institutions such as Hanyang University and UNIST. This year JEC Asia incorporates eMove360° ASIA, an area and conferences focusing on the topics of electric mobility, charging and energy, battery, and powertrain, as well as vehicles and mobility concepts. This story uses material from , with editorial changes made by Materials Today.
Materials Today 11/12/2019 04:30
GKN Aerospace says that it has been selected as a key supplier for the new Gulfstream G700 business jet. The company plans to design and manufacture the business jet empennages and thermoplastic components on the aircraft, as well as the bonded fuselage panels. According to GKN, its Fokker business began participating in Gulfstream’s business jet programs in 1993 and GKN Aerospace has supplied empennages for a range of Gulfstream cabin aircraft, as well as Cessna, Dassault and HondaJet business jets. This story uses material from , with editorial changes made by Materials Today.
Materials Today 11/12/2019 04:00
Qian Chen (seated), and graduate students Binbin Luo (left) and Zihao Ou (right), collaborated with researchers at Northwestern University to observe and simulate the formation of crystalline materials at a much higher resolution than ever before. Photo: Fred Zwicky. Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Northwestern University have made it possible to observe and simulate the self-assembly of crystalline materials at a much higher resolution than ever before. Using computer modeling and an imaging technique called liquid-phase electron microscopy, the team was able to pinpoint the individual motions of tiny nanoscale particles as they orient themselves into crystal lattices. This work confirms that synthetic n.
Materials Today 11/12/2019 03:59
"That result is not intuitive and very strange, but we find this broad diffraction pattern to be an intrinsic feature to graphene, and when you have it, you have very good graphene.". Michael Tringides, Ames Laboratory. Producing structurally perfect forms of graphene and other two-dimensional (2D) materials is the secret to tapping into their novel electronic and spintronic properties. But how do we know when graphene, the most widely studied 2D material, is perfect, meaning a defect-free and uniform layer of atoms? Researchers at the US Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory have now discovered an indicator that reliably demonstrates a sample's high quality, and it was one that had been hiding in plain sight for decades. They report their f.
Materials Today 11/11/2019 07:15
Haydale Graphene Industries has launched a range of graphene powder enhanced prepreg material for lightning-strike protection. Haydale Graphene Industries has launched a range of graphene powder enhanced prepreg material for lightning-strike protection. The material, which was developed in collaboration with Airbus UK, BAE Systems, GE Aviation and Element Materials Technology, reportedly uses functionalised nanomaterials to improve its electrical conductivity.
Materials Today 11/11/2019 07:15
Attendees gain information from speakers that could help improve their custom coater business. The Powder Coating Institute (PCI) says that it will host its custom coater forum as part of Powder Coating Week 2020. The forum will be held from 17–18 February 2020 in Orlando, Florida, before PCI’s Powder Coating 2020 technical conference from 19–20 February. ‘The forum programming […] is an excellent opportunity to help powder coaters gain new resources and tools to improve their business, as well as develop relationships with other powder coaters,’ said Trena Benson, PCI executive director. The forum will reportedly cover new technologies, business analytics, leadership topics, PCI benefits and roundtable discussions. For more information go
Materials Today 11/11/2019 07:15
Solvay says that it has signed an agreement with oil and gas company Baker Hughes to develop thermoplastic composite materials for offshore flexible pipes and risers. According to the company, thermoplastic composites can be used to make flexible risers for very deep waters at a lower cost than conventional technologies.
Materials Today 11/11/2019 04:00
Schematic and micrographs of antibacterial spider-silk 6mer-HNP1 coating on commercial silk sutures. Over 4 million EU patients acquire infections while in hospital, with over a fifth arising from surgery. Coating silk sutures with proteins derived from spider silk could alleviate the problem of post-surgical infection, according to a team of scientists from Portugal and the USA [Franco et al. , Acta Biomaterialia (2019), ]. “Silk sutures are often used for the closure of soft tissue and can be employed to enhance healing in tendon/ligament repairs,” explains first author of the study Albina R. Franco from 3B’s Research Group, University of Minho. “However, sutures can harbor bacteria, leading to the formation of biofilms and related infect.
Materials Today 11/08/2019 06:30
3D printing company 3D Systems says that its Q3 revenues were US$155.3 million, down from US$164.5 million in Q3 2018. Printer revenue also decreased 17.2% compared to the third quarter of the prior year, driven by timing of large enterprise customer orders and the softer macro industrial environment, the company said.
Materials Today 11/08/2019 06:30
UK engine manufacturing was down 1.9% in September, due to decreased demand, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Year to date performance is reportedly 7.4% lower than 2018. More than six out of 10 UK-built engines were shipped overseas, the SMMT says. ‘Continuing Brexit uncertainty and the ongoing threat of ‘no deal’ – a threat that will remain until we have our new trading relationship with the EU agreed and implemented – have left automotive manufacturers unable to plan for the long term,’ said Mike Hawes, SMMT chief executive. ‘Securing an ambitious future relationship with the EU that maintains free and frictionless trade with our key export markets remains critical to provide stability and ensure the fu.
Materials Today 11/08/2019 06:30
Gurit will be exhibiting its composite materials for the marine industry at METSTRADE 2019, taking place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, from 19-21 November 2019. The company will introduce AMPRO, its multi-purpose epoxy which includes a bio-based system and natural flax fiber reinforcements. According to the company, the epoxy be used for gluing, coating, laminating and filling.
Materials Today 11/07/2019 05:45
Sandvik has appointed Stefan Widing as its new president and CEO. He will take the position from 1 February 2020, succeeding Björn Rosengren, the company said. Widing was previously executive vice president of Swedish security company Assa Abloy and president of HID Global Corporation, a technology division within Assa Abloy. This story uses material from , with editorial changes made by Materials Today.
Materials Today 11/07/2019 05:30
The company has supplied material to the new composite Museum of the Future in Dubai. Notus Composites says that it has supplied its one millionth square meter of fire retardant (FR) epoxy prepreg. The company has developed its prepreg for several infrastructure projects in the Middle East, with this latest batch of material being supplied for the new composite Museum of the Future in Dubai.
Materials Today 11/07/2019 04:00
Using kirigami to cut and fold graphene allows wearable sensors to better conform with the natural movement of the body. Image: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering. As wearable sensors become more prevalent, the need for a material resistant to damage from the stresses and strains induced by the human body's natural movement becomes ever more crucial. To that end, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a method for adopting kirigami architectures to help materials become more strain tolerant and more adaptable to movement. Similar to origami, the better-known art of paper-folding, kirigami involves cutting in addition to folding. The team, led by S.
Materials Today 11/07/2019 03:59
Jiseok Gim, materials science and engineering PhD candidate, loads a sample into an electron microscope at the Michigan Center for Materials. Image credit: Evan Dougherty, Michigan Engineering. Nacre, the rainbow-sheened material that lines the insides of mussel and other mollusk shells, is known as nature's toughest material. Now, a team led by researchers at the University of Michigan has uncovered precisely how it works, in real time, reporting their findings in a paper in . More commonly known as mother-of-pearl, nacre's combination of hardness and resilience has mystified scientists for more than 80 years. Being able to mimic it could lead to a new generation of ultra-strong synthetic materials for structures, surgical implants and cou.
Materials Today 11/06/2019 09:45
The publication follows a recent survey of BPF members about Brexit. The British Plastics Federation (BPF) has published a practical guide to help plastics companies prepare for Brexit. Preparing for Brexit: Practical Guidance for the Plastics Industry covers the effect on REACH and other regulations on plastic firms, rules of origin, CE marking and UK mark, plastic recyclers and Brexit, and essential actions businesses should take. The publication follows a recent survey of BPF members about Brexit, which found that 78% of companies have made contingency plans in case there is a no-deal Brexit. This is a increase since December 2018, when only 54% of companies had, the BFP says. The survey also found that the areas that will have the bigge.
Materials Today 11/06/2019 09:45
Sandvik says that has opened its titanium powder plant in Sandviken, Sweden. Sandvik says that has opened its titanium powder plant in Sandviken, Sweden. ‘The investment is an important step in meeting the increasing market demands for titanium powder for additive manufacturing,’ the company said in a press release. ‘The additive process results in far less material waste than traditional subtractive techniques, while also encouraging new levels of design freedom,’ said Mikael Schuisky, head of R&D and operations.

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