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Braidy Takes Over Materials Technology Company

By on November 17, 2018 in IN THE NEWS, MATERIAL MATTERS
Braidy Takes Over Materials Technology Company

Braidy Industries, Inc. has acquired NanoAl LLC, a world leader in the science of nanocrystallinestrengthening technology applied to sheet aluminum, as a third wholly owned subsidiary. NanoAl will join the Braidy Atlas aluminum-rolling mill and Veloxint in the Braidy Industries company portfolio. NanoAl came out of the Department of Materials Science at Northwestern University with […]

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Lightweighting/Fuel Efficiency Drive High-Performance Plastic Demand

By on November 16, 2018 in IN THE NEWS, MATERIAL MATTERS
Lightweighting/Fuel Efficiency Drive High-Performance Plastic Demand

According to Frost & Sullivan, a business-consulting firm, lightweighting, engine downsizing and vehicle electrification will increase demand and adoption of high-performance plastics (HPPs) in the automotive and aerospace industries. Frost & Sullivan anticipates the automotive and aerospace HPP market to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.2 percent until 2024, reaching $3.05 […]

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DOE Vehicle Research

By on November 16, 2018 in IN THE NEWS, MATERIAL MATTERS
DOE Vehicle Research

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is backing 42 projects totaling $80 million to support advanced vehicle technologies that will enable more affordable mobility, strengthen domestic energy security, reduce U.S. dependence on foreign sources of critical materials and enhance the country’s economic growth. Some of the areas the projects deal with are batteries and electrification […]

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Michigan 2018 Engineering Alumni Winner

By on November 15, 2018 in IN THE NEWS
Michigan 2018 Engineering Alumni Winner

Katherine Avery Vozar, a leader in automotive lightweighting, received Michigan Engineering’s 2018 Outstanding Recent Alumni Award. The award, among the higest accolades given by the Michigan Engineering Alumni Board, honors alumni who have contributed substantially to their field, and either graduated within the past 10 years or are no more than 35 years old. Vozar […]

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Automotive Adhesives

By on November 15, 2018 in IN THE NEWS, MATERIAL MATTERS
Automotive Adhesives

The use of adhesives in vehicles is on the rise. According to 3M, the Post-it folks, “Some of today’s vehicles contain more than 500 linear feet of adhesive . . . This is nearly 15 times more adhesive than was used in a vehicle in 2001. There is no question when it comes to lightweight […]

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Graphene for Car Industry

By on November 14, 2018 in IN THE NEWS, MATERIAL MATTERS
Graphene for Car Industry

Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) received funding to undertake research on the innovative, lightweight material, graphene, with the intent of pushing the technology toward production readiness for the automotive industry. The maker of the world’s only road-legal, single-seater supercar—the BAC Mono (above)—received the Niche Vehicle Network (NVN) grant alongside Haydale Composite Solutions and Pentaxia Composites. BAC […]

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Swedish Researchers Make Biomaterial Breakthrough

By on November 10, 2018 in IN THE NEWS, MATERIAL MATTERS
Swedish Researchers Make Biomaterial Breakthrough

Sweden’s KTH Royal Institute of Technology, founded in 1827, is doing some very 21st-century research, as reported by GreenBiz. Its biomaterials project came up with a cellulose nanofiber that is 20-percent stronger and far stiffer than spider silk. Spider silk is five times as strong as steel. The new, lightweight material has a tensile strength […]

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Ceramic-Balls Market Expanding

By on August 29, 2018 in IN THE NEWS, MATERIAL MATTERS
Ceramic-Balls Market Expanding

According to MarketsandMarkets, the ceramic-balls market will grow from $433.0 million in 2018 to $636.3 million by 2023, at a CAGR of 8.0 percent between 2018 and 2023. The increasing use of heat- and corrosion-resistant materials in the automotive end-use industry is one of the significant driving factors. Silicon-based ceramic balls provide superior properties, such […]

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New Advanced Metal Processing Center Opens in London

By on August 20, 2018 in IN THE NEWS
New Advanced Metal Processing Center Opens in London

Thenew Advanced Metal Processing Center (AMPC) has opened at Brunel University London. The center gives manufacturers an incentive to work with Brunel on large-scale research and development activity, which includes innovative structures for lightweight car parts that would go from the lab to full-scale industrial trials. The AMPC is funded by £15 million ($20 million) […]

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Nanostructured Magnesium Alloys

By on August 17, 2018 in IN THE NEWS, MATERIAL MATTERS
Nanostructured Magnesium Alloys

Terves LLC. was selected by the U.S. Army and Missile Defense Agency to continue development of innovative high-strength, non-flammable, nanostructured magnesium alloys for lightweighting applications. The company received Department of Defense (DoD) SBIR (Small Business Innovative Research) support for its patent-pending cast and wrought magnesium alloys, which could save 30 percent or more in structural […]

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