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H.C. Starck Addresses the Rapid Growth in Furnace Production

H.C. Starck addresses the rapid growth in furnace production with its high temperature materials and fabricated components engineered for furnace applications.  H.C. Starck’s product portfolio offers soluti... [More]

Genevac Launches Evaporator for Lab & Batch Processing Tasks

The new Genevac Rocket Synergy series sets a new benchmark in sample evaporation versatility through offering automated evaporation of a wide range of sample formats and sizes, from millilitres to tens of litres. [More]
New Flexible Slot Die Process Increases Manufacturing Speed of Battery Electrodes

New Flexible Slot Die Process Increases Manufacturing Speed of Battery Electrodes

Researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology have developed a new method for the fast manufacturing of electrode foils which enables the production of lithium-ion batteries at lower costs. The new technology increases the production speed of electrode foils by a factor of three. [More]
Reinventing Atmosphere Heat-Treating Technology at FNA 2014

Reinventing Atmosphere Heat-Treating Technology at FNA 2014

Last week at Furnaces North America (FNA) 2014, Ipsen showed us how they are reinventing the future of atmosphere heat-treating technology. Ipsen featured their ATLAS® atmosphere furnace and Carb-o-Prof® control software, both of which offer exceptional performance and cost-saving functions. [More]
Ultra-Fast Charging Battery with 20-Year Lifespan Recharges Within Minutes

Ultra-Fast Charging Battery with 20-Year Lifespan Recharges Within Minutes

Nanyang Technology University (NTU) scientists have developed the next generation of batteries that have a 20-year lifespan and last for 10,000 recharge cycles. These batteries can be rapidly recharged up to 70% of their capacity within a short duration of two minutes. [More]
Thixoforming Technology May Help Improve Competitiveness of Basque Automotive Companies

Thixoforming Technology May Help Improve Competitiveness of Basque Automotive Companies

Researchers, as part of the Co-operative Research Centre into High-performance Manufacturing’s (CICmarGUNE) “InProRet” strategic research project, are collaborating to develop more effective joints with a longer life for joining hybrid and composite metalsthat are required for automotive applications. This would enable production of components with greater value and also aid Basque companies in competing with others in the industry. [More]
Plastic-Like Metals Offer Potential Applications in Spacecraft Hardware Design

Plastic-Like Metals Offer Potential Applications in Spacecraft Hardware Design

Researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), the California Institute of Technology, and Brigham Young University have developed a new technique for producing complex compliant mechanisms, by combining innovative manufacturing methods and materials. [More]
Megatron Sputtering System Produces Coatings with Improved Surface Quality

Megatron Sputtering System Produces Coatings with Improved Surface Quality

Scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST in Braunschweig, Germany, created the Megatron sputtering system that can produce a completely new range of coatings with better surface quality. [More]
Researchers Perform Numerical Analysis of Complex Welding Technique

Researchers Perform Numerical Analysis of Complex Welding Technique

The researchers from the University of Huddersfield have collaborated with the Kunming University of Science and Technology (KUST) in order to perform a detailed analysis of the Friction Stir Welding (FSW) technique. [More]
Olympus Launches Handheld DELTA Element XRF Analyzer

Olympus Launches Handheld DELTA Element XRF Analyzer

Olympus have launched their handheld X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyzer called the DELTA Element. The device is ideal for positive material identification (PMI), scrap metal sorting, precious metals and alloy QA/QC analysis. [More]