Malicious Mr. Hyde and mild-mannered Dr. Jekyll were opposite characters of the same man, and their story had a tragic end as they were struggling to coexist peacefully. [More]
Stronger than any commercial titanium alloy currently on the market, an improved titanium alloy gets it strength from the innovative way atoms are arranged to form a special nanostructure. Researchers from the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have succeeded in observing this arrangement and manipulating it to create the strongest ever titanium alloy with a lower process cost. [More]
A new study from North Carolina State University researchers finds that novel light-weight composite metal foams (CMFs) are significantly more effective at insulating against high heat than the conventional base metals and alloys that they’re made of, such as steel. The finding means the CMF is especially promising for use in storing and transporting nuclear material, hazardous materials, explosives and other heat-sensitive materials, as well as for space exploration. [More]
Scientists at Brunel University London have perfected the first ever grain refiner master alloy for magnesium-aluminium alloys. [More]
In today’s world, cooling is a very important process. The challenge for the future is to carry out cooling that is not harmful to the climate, and facilitates the conservation of natural resources. Professors Stefan Seelecke and Andreas Schütze from Saarland University have used cooling systems that use shape memory alloys, also referred to as ‘artificial muscles’ or ‘metal muscles. [More]
Chromaflo Technologies demonstrates why they are the experts in colorants and pigment dispersions at this year’s CHINACOAT Coatings Show in Shanghai, PRC 18-20 November 2015.
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H.C. Starck demonstrates its fabrication skills with a unique product portfolio for the heat treating industry on display at this year’s ASM Heat Treat 2015, October 21-22 in Detroit, Michigan.
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A team of researchers from Tufts University has discovered that an advanced type of platinum-copper catalyst needs only a limited concentration of platinum, in the form of individual atoms, to execute vital chemical reactions in a cost-effective and clean manner. [More]
A research team at UNSW Australia has developed a new model for fabricating metallic glass, an extremely strong alloy with high flexibility. [More]
Alcoa and Ford Motor Company have teamed up to develop advanced aluminum alloys for automotive parts. These next-generation aluminum alloys can be easily formed, and hence, design-friendly. [More]