Sandvik’s new powder plant in Sweden has recently received the ‘ISO 13485:2016’ medical certification for Osprey® titanium powders, now approved for use in the additive manufacturing of medical applications.
Researchers at the Max Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse Spectroscopy (MBI) have reached a new milestone in few-cycle pulse generation, breaking a 10-year-old record and achieving 1.5-optical-cycle-long laser pulses with 1.2 terawatt peak power by a new high-energy hollow fiber compressor beamline.
Engineers from the MIT have developed an innovative system which uses only light to control the manner in which water moves over a surface. According to the researchers, the discovery might prove significant in the advancement of technologies such as field systems with the ability to separate water from oil at a drilling rig, or microfluidic diagnostic devices whose valves and channels can be reprogrammed on the go.
Safran Landing Systems, Metalysis, the University of Strathclyde’s Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) and the University of Sheffield are the partners working on the FASTForge project.
Titanium that is four times harder than steel has been discovered at Rice lab.
Inspired by the mussel’s ability to very tightly attach itself to even metallic surfaces using unique proteins found in its byssal threads, a team of researchers from RIKEN have managed to attach a biologically active molecule to a titanium surface. This achievement is likely to open doors for implants that can be more biologically beneficial.
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.
Lightweight metals leader Alcoa today announced that it has completed the acquisition of RTI International Metals, Inc., a global leader in titanium and specialty metal products and services for the aerospace, defense, energy and medical device markets. The merger, announced on March 9, became effective today.
On Sunday 7th June 2015, Sir Bradley Wiggins broke the World Hour Record with the help of 3D printed super lightweight and aerodynamic handlebars developed at the University of Sheffield’s Mercury Centre, in conjunction with Pinarello.
A consortium of EU-funded project Demo ShopInstantShoe has developed a novel modifiable female shoe using a unique memory shape composite consisting of Nitinol material and leather.