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Piezoelectric Ceramics (PZT)
Piezoelectric ceramics have the property of developing an electric charge when mechanical stress is exerted on them.
 
In piezoelectric ceramics, an applied electric field produces a proportional strain. The electrical esponse to mechanical stimulation is called the direct piezoelectric effect, and the mechanical response to electrical stimulation is called the converse piezoelectric effect.
 
Piezoelectric ceramics are usually divided into two groups. The antonyms “hard” and “soft” doped piezoelectric ceramics refer to the ferroelectric properties - the mobility of the dipoles or domains and hence also to the polarization/depolarization behaviour. 
 
Piezoelectric ceramic components and transducers are an essential part of sonar systems used to detect underwater objects and assist in underwater navigation. They give a high degree of accuracy for sub-sea detecting and sensing. The development of piezoelectric composite structures has improved the image resolution of sonar systems.
 
Piezoelectric ceramics are also found in hydrophones, torpedo guidance systems, sonobuoy, gyroscopes, mine detection systems and harbour protection, and transducers are used to give accurate readings in aircraft instrumentation and engine monitoring.
Materials information management software embeds enterprise materials information experience
Granta Design has announced GRANTA MI Version 9, the latest version of its leading materials information management software, delivering a series of new tools based on extensive experience and feedback from enterprise implementations worldwide. This major annual release rolls-up all the upgrades and
Acoustic technique reveals structural information in nanoscale materials
Understanding where and how phase transitions occur is critical to developing new generations of the materials used in high-performance batteries, sensors, energy-harvesting devices, medical diagnostic equipment and other applications. But until now there was no good way to study and simultaneously
Short wavelength thermal imaging camera for metal processing features image-merging
Micro-Epsilon has launched a new compact, robust (IP67) short wavelength infrared thermal imaging camera, which is specifically designed to measure the surface temperature of hot metals, as well as ceramics and graphite.
Field enhanced sintering for low energy ceramics firing
Low energy technology pioneered in the heart of the UK’s ceramics industry has had a significant result. A world-first in the development of pioneering low-energy firing technology, based on so-called Field Enhanced Sintering is now a huge step closer after engineers and scientists working on the pr
Understanding the reinforcing ability of carbon nanotubes in ceramics
Researchers at the National Institute for Materials Science in Japan are exploring what is preventing the reinforcing ability of carbon nanotubes from being used in a ceramic matrix.
Industrial materials on display at Industrial Supply 2015
The on-going development of industrial materials for use in engineering components continues to drive growth in the global subcontracting sector. And that growth is coming not just from relatively new materials such as carbon reinforced or glass fibre reinforced plastics; surprising new applications
Inkjet printer uses standard industrial paints, could revolutionise manufacturing of cars, planes and appliances
UK-based research and development company TTP, has come up with an innovative new digital inkjet technology that is capable of printing with standard industrial paints. The TTP patented printhead design overcomes the limitations of existing inkjet printing processes, restricted by ink formulations a
Potting compounds for protecting electronic circuits
Potting compounds offer protection for electronic circuits. Master Bond has published a white paper covering the properties of the various options available.
Versatile active brazing alloy process for joining metals to ceramics
Morgan Advanced Materials has highlighted the benefits of its active brazing alloy (ABA) process to join metals to ceramics in a variety of applications where conventional metallisation and brazing are either costly or impractical.
Non-magnetic, high temperature resistant packaging for microelectronic components
Kyocera’s development of this innovative ceramic packaging is based on established HTCC technology (High Temperature Co-Fired Ceramics), which is currently used with specific non-magnetic piece parts and plating options. Kyocera is now presenting a new type of HTCC with platinum metallization on the
Thermally conductive, two-component epoxy passes medical device specifications
Master Bond EP21AOLV-2Med meets USP Class VI and ISO 10993-5 specifications for medical device applications. It is thermally conductive and a competent electrical insulator.
Application integrates materials knowledge with PLM
At the PTC Live Global event, Granta Design demonstrated a new materials data integration application for the PTC Windchill PLM system. This is the latest in the growing list of leading CAD, CAE, and PLM software supported by dedicated Granta MI:Materials Gateway applications.
Materials innovations forecast to play key role in armour protection for helicopters and boats
DSM Dyneema, the manufacturer of ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMwPE) fibre, branded as Dyneema, and a specialist in life protection materials and high-performance fibres, sees next-generation materials technologies as an important facet. This view is supported by industry experts who p
Q & A on corrosion-resistant coatings
Utsav Shah, Product Development Engineer at Master Bond answers questions about corrosion and corrosion resistant coatings. Shah has a background in Polymer Engineering, having earned a Masters degree in Material Science from University of Southern California.
Magnetostrictive materials optimised by multi-physics simulation
Materials that demonstrate different responses to varying external stimuli are known as "smart materials,’ and their discovery has led to the creation of products that perform on a whole new level. These engineered materials are developed to perform smarter and more efficiently than their predecess
Dedicated manufacturing unit established for vacuum brazing
Surface engineering specialist Tecvac has established a dedicated cell for production of complex components by vacuum brazing. The unit is designed to braze ′one-off’ and development components but also has the capacity to produce high volumes of commercial parts using vacuum furnaces of varyi
Printhead for advanced manufacturing delivers precise fluid control
At InPrint 2014 (8-10 April, Hannover Messe, Germany), inkjet technology developer Xaar launched the Xaar 1002 AMp printhead – the first in a new range of piezoelectric drop-on-demand printheads designed sp
Merger creates catalyst for further growth in advanced ceramic technologies
Morgan Advanced Materials and Magma Ceramics and Catalysts have come together to create a joint venture in the field of advanced ceramic and catalyst technology. It will see Morgan’s UK Fired Refractory Shapes business, based in Bromborough, merge with Magma Ceramics and Catalysts.
Space adhesives - low outgassing epoxy survives cryogenic shock
Master Bond has introduced a new two component epoxy adhesive/sealant for cryogenic applications. Called EP29LPSP, this compound is able to withstand temperatures as low as 4K. Additionally, it is able to resist cryogenic shocks (room temperature down to liquid helium temperatures in a 5-10 minute t
Advanced ceramics - selection factors for critical components
Dieter Steudtner, Sales Manager at Morgan Advanced Materials, gives designers and manufacturers an insight into advanced ceramic materials and their properties.
Safer and more sustainable materials for manufacturing
Manufacturing industries rely on a supply of raw materials; increasingly these are rare, expensive, difficult to source, and subject to regulation. A £10.3 million grant, awarded to researchers today by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) will be used to find safer, m
Four innovations areas for sustainable aviation include composites NDI
The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) will share its latest R&D initiatives for sustainable aviation at the Singapore Airshow 2014 at Changi Exhibition Centre, Booth D35 from 11-16 February. The innovations on display will focus on four key areas: aviation remanufacturing technolo
Toughened two-component epoxy is optically clear and resists thermal cycling
Master Bond EP38CL has been developed for bonding, sealing, coating and encapsulation applications that require toughness and durability. With a Shore D hardness exceeding 75, its toughness is a unique property that imparts resistance to rigorous thermal cycling, impact and mechanical shock.
Sonar materials pressed, fired and machined up to 45mm thickness
Thanks to a major breakthrough in the company’s manufacturing capabilities, Morgan Advanced Materials has launched a new range of large piezoelectric (
Multiferroics - magnetic properties influenced by electric voltage - open up new sensor prospects
In the extraordinary materials called "multiferroics’, electric and magnetic excitations are closely linked. Scientists at the Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien) have now shown in an experiment that magnetic properties and excitations can be influenced by an electric voltage. This opens up co
Large piezoelectric (PZT) ceramic blocks now available for defence and commercial sonar markets
Morgan Advanced Materials has launched a new range of large piezoelectric (PZT) ceramic blocks specifically for use in the d
Battery Manufacturing Conference highlights role of nanotechnology
The Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network held its one day Battery Manufacturing Conference at Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG), University of Warwick. Battery Manufacturing 2013 is sponsored and hosted by the WMG Centre High Value Manufacturing Catapult and features many of the UK battery indu
Stave-shaped ceramic components developed for defence and commercial sonar sectors
Sonar systems utilised by many of the world’s navies contain ceramic materials, where high acoustic transmission properties are required in low frequency environments. Morgan Advanced Materials announces the launch of its improved range of stave-shaped ceramic components for the defence and commerci
Tungsten-fibre-reinforced tungsten - a brittle material toughened
Tungsten is particularly suitable as material for highly stressed parts of a fusion vessel enclosing a hot fusion plasma, it being the metal with the highest melting point. A disadvantage, however, is its brittleness, which under stress makes it fragile and prone to damage. A novel, more resilient c
Thermally conductive two-component silicone meets UL 94V-0 spec for flame retardancy
In addition to typical silicone properties such as flexibility and high temperature resistance, Master Bond MasterSil 156 passes the rigorous UL 94V-0 tests for flame retardancy. This two part silicone system is addition cured and does not require exposure to air for complete cross-linking. It has a
Highly durable, optical thin film coatings for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)
Deposition Sciences presented ruggedised optical coatings for unmanned systems at AUVSI (Washington DC) in August. Extremely durable optical coatings include anti-reflection, infrared thin film coatings, dark mirrors, patterned optical filters, advanced multispectral optical filter assemblies, diele
Quartz-filled two-component epoxy features high temperature and chemical resistance
Master Bond Supreme 45HTQ is a thermally stable, two-component, quartz-filled epoxy system. It features exceptional abrasion and chemical resistant properties. It will withstand exposure to petrochemicals, acids, bases and solvents. It retains its performance profile at elevated temperatures up to +
Low viscosity, two-component epoxy has extended working life and low exotherm
Suitable for large castings, Master Bond EP21LVSP6 combines a low viscosity and low exotherm with a working life of 3 to 5 hours. It can also be used for bonding, sealing and coating applications in aerospace, electronic, electrical, optical and other specialty industries.
Study highlights new materials opportunities in microfluidic devices
The penetration rate and potential for materials used in microfluidic devices are presented in a report by Lyon, France-based Yole Développement. This new Yole Développement report provides a complete analysis of microfluidic device markets and technologies. Based on an accurate investigat
Specialist composites and defence systems business targets lightweight armour market
Morgan Advanced Materials – Composites and Defence Systems now incorporates the business formerly known as NP Aerospace, which specialises in composite systems for defence applications, including vehicle armour, combat helmets and body armour and a variety of commercial applications.
Flame retardant epoxy for potting and casting is room temperature curing
EP21FRNS-2 is a two-component, flame-resistant, epoxy System for potting, encapsulating and casting. It features a non-halogen filler and produces very low smoke levels, meeting the UL94V-0 flame retardant specification. Wide applicability is expected in the computer, aerospace and related industrie
Ceramic tile body supply options widened through spray drying
Mantec Technical Ceramics has announced an additional option to tile manufacturers as it widens its contract spray drying service. The company operates a Netzsch atomising spray dryer on a batching basis.
Video File: Addition-cured silicone meets specifications for biocompatibility and cytoxicity
Master Bond MasterSil 153Med is a two component, medical grade silicone adhesive that resists temperatures up to 400F. Formulated for medical device applications, MasterSil 153Med passes USP Class VI and ISO 10993-5 testing.
Video File: Two-component room temperature curing epoxy meets UL 94V-0
Featuring a non-halogen filler, Master Bond EP21FRNS-2 passes UL 94V-0 testing for flame retardancy in potting, encapsulation and casting applications. It produces very low smoke levels and is well suited for the computer, aerospace and related industries.
Super-heat magnesium oxide ceramics available as crucibles
Aremco's Super-Heat 502-676 Magnesium Oxide (MgO) ceramic crucibles are now available for processing ultra-high temperature refractory metals, slags and superconductor compounds to 4000F.
Electrically conductive urethane adhesive for hybrid circuits and surface mount
Intertronics announces Polytec PU 1000, an electrically conductive polyurethane which addresses applications in die attach, bonding of components in hybrid circuit applications and surface mount technology (SMT); areas where silver filled electrically conductive adhesives have been used for many dec
JEC Composites Exhibition: Formax announces company reorganisation and reveals R&D investment plan
As a measure to improve and facilitate future growth, Formax, the manufacturer of carbon fibre and speciality composite reinforcements, is announcing expansion plans and a new company organisation. Investment in Formax' R&D function will also be a focus as the company looks to strengthen its produc
High-performance piezoelectric material with high density and low porosity
Morgan Technical Ceramics is launching a new piezoelectric material. PZT5K1 is suitable for applications in the fields of scientific instrumentation, maritime, medical, energy harvesting and general industry. Usi
Fifth Annual HiPerNano Conference and Exhibition - solving engineering challenges with nanotechnology
The Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network (NanoKTN) announces details of its fifth annual HiPerNano conference and exhibition, taking place on 17 April 2013 in Birmingham, sponsored by The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). Early-bird rates are available until Friday 22 March 2013.
High purity magnesium oxide blocks for petrochem insulation
Morgan Technical Ceramics, which specialises in the design and manufacture of high purity magnesium oxide blocks for use in the petrochemical sector, has re-emphasised the importance of specifying materials that deliver a consistently high level of insulation performance.
Optically clear, two-component urethane-modified epoxy gel offers dimensional stability
Featuring softness and resilience, Master Bond Super Gel 9 is a urethane modified epoxy gel that can be employed in a variety of applications. Some of the most common include the encapsulation of sensitive electronic parts and sealing optical components. This multifunctional system is also widely us
Guide to material selection for rolling bearings
By offering a wide choice of materials and heat treatments for rolling bearings, performance and operating life can be optimised, even for the most demanding industrial applications, says Dr Steve Lacey, Engineering Manager at Schaeffler UK.
Lightweight insulation material protects oilfield living quarters against fire
FireMaster Marine Plus blanket, the new light-weight fire protection material from Morgan Thermal Ceramics, has been selected by contractors Apply Leirvik for use on the Living Quarters (LQ) module for the development of Statoil’s Gudrun field in Norway.
Visiongain: Global ceramic coatings market to be worth $5.98 billion in 2013
The ceramic coatings market is forecast by Visiongain to record solid growth over the next decade, as ceramic coatings become more popular. The Global High Performance Ceramic Coatings Market 2013-2023 report will be of value to current and future potential investors into the ceramic coatings indust
Powder metallurgy market to be dominated by emerging Asian countries
The global powder metallurgy market has been forecast to hit a value of nearly $26.5 billion by 2017, increasing from a valuation of $20.5 billion, recorded in 2012. This report, an update of an earlier report, has the goal of providing the most up-to-date information on the current status of the gl
Materials information management software embeds enterprise materials information experience
Granta Design has announced GRANTA MI Version 9, the latest version of its leading materials information management software, delivering a series of new tools based on extensive experience and feedback from enterprise implementations worldwide. This major annual release rolls-up all the upgrades and
Acoustic technique reveals structural information in nanoscale materials
Understanding where and how phase transitions occur is critical to developing new generations of the materials used in high-performance batteries, sensors, energy-harvesting devices, medical diagnostic equipment and other applications. But until now there was no good way to study and simultaneously
Short wavelength thermal imaging camera for metal processing features image-merging
Micro-Epsilon has launched a new compact, robust (IP67) short wavelength infrared thermal imaging camera, which is specifically designed to measure the surface temperature of hot metals, as well as ceramics and graphite.
Field enhanced sintering for low energy ceramics firing
Low energy technology pioneered in the heart of the UK’s ceramics industry has had a significant result. A world-first in the development of pioneering low-energy firing technology, based on so-called Field Enhanced Sintering is now a huge step closer after engineers and scientists working on the pr
Understanding the reinforcing ability of carbon nanotubes in ceramics
Researchers at the National Institute for Materials Science in Japan are exploring what is preventing the reinforcing ability of carbon nanotubes from being used in a ceramic matrix.
Industrial materials on display at Industrial Supply 2015
The on-going development of industrial materials for use in engineering components continues to drive growth in the global subcontracting sector. And that growth is coming not just from relatively new materials such as carbon reinforced or glass fibre reinforced plastics; surprising new applications
Inkjet printer uses standard industrial paints, could revolutionise manufacturing of cars, planes and appliances
UK-based research and development company TTP, has come up with an innovative new digital inkjet technology that is capable of printing with standard industrial paints. The TTP patented printhead design overcomes the limitations of existing inkjet printing processes, restricted by ink formulations a
Potting compounds for protecting electronic circuits
Potting compounds offer protection for electronic circuits. Master Bond has published a white paper covering the properties of the various options available.
Versatile active brazing alloy process for joining metals to ceramics
Morgan Advanced Materials has highlighted the benefits of its active brazing alloy (ABA) process to join metals to ceramics in a variety of applications where conventional metallisation and brazing are either costly or impractical.
Non-magnetic, high temperature resistant packaging for microelectronic components
Kyocera’s development of this innovative ceramic packaging is based on established HTCC technology (High Temperature Co-Fired Ceramics), which is currently used with specific non-magnetic piece parts and plating options. Kyocera is now presenting a new type of HTCC with platinum metallization on the
Thermally conductive, two-component epoxy passes medical device specifications
Master Bond EP21AOLV-2Med meets USP Class VI and ISO 10993-5 specifications for medical device applications. It is thermally conductive and a competent electrical insulator.
Application integrates materials knowledge with PLM
At the PTC Live Global event, Granta Design demonstrated a new materials data integration application for the PTC Windchill PLM system. This is the latest in the growing list of leading CAD, CAE, and PLM software supported by dedicated Granta MI:Materials Gateway applications.
Materials innovations forecast to play key role in armour protection for helicopters and boats
DSM Dyneema, the manufacturer of ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMwPE) fibre, branded as Dyneema, and a specialist in life protection materials and high-performance fibres, sees next-generation materials technologies as an important facet. This view is supported by industry experts who p
Q & A on corrosion-resistant coatings
Utsav Shah, Product Development Engineer at Master Bond answers questions about corrosion and corrosion resistant coatings. Shah has a background in Polymer Engineering, having earned a Masters degree in Material Science from University of Southern California.
Magnetostrictive materials optimised by multi-physics simulation
Materials that demonstrate different responses to varying external stimuli are known as "smart materials,’ and their discovery has led to the creation of products that perform on a whole new level. These engineered materials are developed to perform smarter and more efficiently than their predecess
Dedicated manufacturing unit established for vacuum brazing
Surface engineering specialist Tecvac has established a dedicated cell for production of complex components by vacuum brazing. The unit is designed to braze ′one-off’ and development components but also has the capacity to produce high volumes of commercial parts using vacuum furnaces of varyi
Printhead for advanced manufacturing delivers precise fluid control
At InPrint 2014 (8-10 April, Hannover Messe, Germany), inkjet technology developer Xaar launched the Xaar 1002 AMp printhead – the first in a new range of piezoelectric drop-on-demand printheads designed sp
Merger creates catalyst for further growth in advanced ceramic technologies
Morgan Advanced Materials and Magma Ceramics and Catalysts have come together to create a joint venture in the field of advanced ceramic and catalyst technology. It will see Morgan’s UK Fired Refractory Shapes business, based in Bromborough, merge with Magma Ceramics and Catalysts.
Space adhesives - low outgassing epoxy survives cryogenic shock
Master Bond has introduced a new two component epoxy adhesive/sealant for cryogenic applications. Called EP29LPSP, this compound is able to withstand temperatures as low as 4K. Additionally, it is able to resist cryogenic shocks (room temperature down to liquid helium temperatures in a 5-10 minute t
Advanced ceramics - selection factors for critical components
Dieter Steudtner, Sales Manager at Morgan Advanced Materials, gives designers and manufacturers an insight into advanced ceramic materials and their properties.
Safer and more sustainable materials for manufacturing
Manufacturing industries rely on a supply of raw materials; increasingly these are rare, expensive, difficult to source, and subject to regulation. A £10.3 million grant, awarded to researchers today by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) will be used to find safer, m
Four innovations areas for sustainable aviation include composites NDI
The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) will share its latest R&D initiatives for sustainable aviation at the Singapore Airshow 2014 at Changi Exhibition Centre, Booth D35 from 11-16 February. The innovations on display will focus on four key areas: aviation remanufacturing technolo
Toughened two-component epoxy is optically clear and resists thermal cycling
Master Bond EP38CL has been developed for bonding, sealing, coating and encapsulation applications that require toughness and durability. With a Shore D hardness exceeding 75, its toughness is a unique property that imparts resistance to rigorous thermal cycling, impact and mechanical shock.
Sonar materials pressed, fired and machined up to 45mm thickness
Thanks to a major breakthrough in the company’s manufacturing capabilities, Morgan Advanced Materials has launched a new range of large piezoelectric (
Multiferroics - magnetic properties influenced by electric voltage - open up new sensor prospects
In the extraordinary materials called "multiferroics’, electric and magnetic excitations are closely linked. Scientists at the Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien) have now shown in an experiment that magnetic properties and excitations can be influenced by an electric voltage. This opens up co
Large piezoelectric (PZT) ceramic blocks now available for defence and commercial sonar markets
Morgan Advanced Materials has launched a new range of large piezoelectric (PZT) ceramic blocks specifically for use in the d
Battery Manufacturing Conference highlights role of nanotechnology
The Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network held its one day Battery Manufacturing Conference at Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG), University of Warwick. Battery Manufacturing 2013 is sponsored and hosted by the WMG Centre High Value Manufacturing Catapult and features many of the UK battery indu
Stave-shaped ceramic components developed for defence and commercial sonar sectors
Sonar systems utilised by many of the world’s navies contain ceramic materials, where high acoustic transmission properties are required in low frequency environments. Morgan Advanced Materials announces the launch of its improved range of stave-shaped ceramic components for the defence and commerci
Tungsten-fibre-reinforced tungsten - a brittle material toughened
Tungsten is particularly suitable as material for highly stressed parts of a fusion vessel enclosing a hot fusion plasma, it being the metal with the highest melting point. A disadvantage, however, is its brittleness, which under stress makes it fragile and prone to damage. A novel, more resilient c
Thermally conductive two-component silicone meets UL 94V-0 spec for flame retardancy
In addition to typical silicone properties such as flexibility and high temperature resistance, Master Bond MasterSil 156 passes the rigorous UL 94V-0 tests for flame retardancy. This two part silicone system is addition cured and does not require exposure to air for complete cross-linking. It has a
Highly durable, optical thin film coatings for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)
Deposition Sciences presented ruggedised optical coatings for unmanned systems at AUVSI (Washington DC) in August. Extremely durable optical coatings include anti-reflection, infrared thin film coatings, dark mirrors, patterned optical filters, advanced multispectral optical filter assemblies, diele
Quartz-filled two-component epoxy features high temperature and chemical resistance
Master Bond Supreme 45HTQ is a thermally stable, two-component, quartz-filled epoxy system. It features exceptional abrasion and chemical resistant properties. It will withstand exposure to petrochemicals, acids, bases and solvents. It retains its performance profile at elevated temperatures up to +
Low viscosity, two-component epoxy has extended working life and low exotherm
Suitable for large castings, Master Bond EP21LVSP6 combines a low viscosity and low exotherm with a working life of 3 to 5 hours. It can also be used for bonding, sealing and coating applications in aerospace, electronic, electrical, optical and other specialty industries.
Study highlights new materials opportunities in microfluidic devices
The penetration rate and potential for materials used in microfluidic devices are presented in a report by Lyon, France-based Yole Développement. This new Yole Développement report provides a complete analysis of microfluidic device markets and technologies. Based on an accurate investigat
Specialist composites and defence systems business targets lightweight armour market
Morgan Advanced Materials – Composites and Defence Systems now incorporates the business formerly known as NP Aerospace, which specialises in composite systems for defence applications, including vehicle armour, combat helmets and body armour and a variety of commercial applications.
Flame retardant epoxy for potting and casting is room temperature curing
EP21FRNS-2 is a two-component, flame-resistant, epoxy System for potting, encapsulating and casting. It features a non-halogen filler and produces very low smoke levels, meeting the UL94V-0 flame retardant specification. Wide applicability is expected in the computer, aerospace and related industrie
Ceramic tile body supply options widened through spray drying
Mantec Technical Ceramics has announced an additional option to tile manufacturers as it widens its contract spray drying service. The company operates a Netzsch atomising spray dryer on a batching basis.
Video File: Addition-cured silicone meets specifications for biocompatibility and cytoxicity
Master Bond MasterSil 153Med is a two component, medical grade silicone adhesive that resists temperatures up to 400F. Formulated for medical device applications, MasterSil 153Med passes USP Class VI and ISO 10993-5 testing.
Video File: Two-component room temperature curing epoxy meets UL 94V-0
Featuring a non-halogen filler, Master Bond EP21FRNS-2 passes UL 94V-0 testing for flame retardancy in potting, encapsulation and casting applications. It produces very low smoke levels and is well suited for the computer, aerospace and related industries.
Super-heat magnesium oxide ceramics available as crucibles
Aremco's Super-Heat 502-676 Magnesium Oxide (MgO) ceramic crucibles are now available for processing ultra-high temperature refractory metals, slags and superconductor compounds to 4000F.
Electrically conductive urethane adhesive for hybrid circuits and surface mount
Intertronics announces Polytec PU 1000, an electrically conductive polyurethane which addresses applications in die attach, bonding of components in hybrid circuit applications and surface mount technology (SMT); areas where silver filled electrically conductive adhesives have been used for many dec
JEC Composites Exhibition: Formax announces company reorganisation and reveals R&D investment plan
As a measure to improve and facilitate future growth, Formax, the manufacturer of carbon fibre and speciality composite reinforcements, is announcing expansion plans and a new company organisation. Investment in Formax' R&D function will also be a focus as the company looks to strengthen its produc
High-performance piezoelectric material with high density and low porosity
Morgan Technical Ceramics is launching a new piezoelectric material. PZT5K1 is suitable for applications in the fields of scientific instrumentation, maritime, medical, energy harvesting and general industry. Usi
Fifth Annual HiPerNano Conference and Exhibition - solving engineering challenges with nanotechnology
The Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network (NanoKTN) announces details of its fifth annual HiPerNano conference and exhibition, taking place on 17 April 2013 in Birmingham, sponsored by The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). Early-bird rates are available until Friday 22 March 2013.
High purity magnesium oxide blocks for petrochem insulation
Morgan Technical Ceramics, which specialises in the design and manufacture of high purity magnesium oxide blocks for use in the petrochemical sector, has re-emphasised the importance of specifying materials that deliver a consistently high level of insulation performance.
Optically clear, two-component urethane-modified epoxy gel offers dimensional stability
Featuring softness and resilience, Master Bond Super Gel 9 is a urethane modified epoxy gel that can be employed in a variety of applications. Some of the most common include the encapsulation of sensitive electronic parts and sealing optical components. This multifunctional system is also widely us
Guide to material selection for rolling bearings
By offering a wide choice of materials and heat treatments for rolling bearings, performance and operating life can be optimised, even for the most demanding industrial applications, says Dr Steve Lacey, Engineering Manager at Schaeffler UK.
Lightweight insulation material protects oilfield living quarters against fire
FireMaster Marine Plus blanket, the new light-weight fire protection material from Morgan Thermal Ceramics, has been selected by contractors Apply Leirvik for use on the Living Quarters (LQ) module for the development of Statoil’s Gudrun field in Norway.
Visiongain: Global ceramic coatings market to be worth $5.98 billion in 2013
The ceramic coatings market is forecast by Visiongain to record solid growth over the next decade, as ceramic coatings become more popular. The Global High Performance Ceramic Coatings Market 2013-2023 report will be of value to current and future potential investors into the ceramic coatings indust
Powder metallurgy market to be dominated by emerging Asian countries
The global powder metallurgy market has been forecast to hit a value of nearly $26.5 billion by 2017, increasing from a valuation of $20.5 billion, recorded in 2012. This report, an update of an earlier report, has the goal of providing the most up-to-date information on the current status of the gl
Materials information management software embeds enterprise materials information experience
Granta Design has announced GRANTA MI Version 9, the latest version of its leading materials information management software, delivering a series of new tools based on extensive experience and feedback from enterprise implementations worldwide. This major annual release rolls-up all the upgrades and
Acoustic technique reveals structural information in nanoscale materials
Understanding where and how phase transitions occur is critical to developing new generations of the materials used in high-performance batteries, sensors, energy-harvesting devices, medical diagnostic equipment and other applications. But until now there was no good way to study and simultaneously
Short wavelength thermal imaging camera for metal processing features image-merging
Micro-Epsilon has launched a new compact, robust (IP67) short wavelength infrared thermal imaging camera, which is specifically designed to measure the surface temperature of hot metals, as well as ceramics and graphite.
Field enhanced sintering for low energy ceramics firing
Low energy technology pioneered in the heart of the UK’s ceramics industry has had a significant result. A world-first in the development of pioneering low-energy firing technology, based on so-called Field Enhanced Sintering is now a huge step closer after engineers and scientists working on the pr
Understanding the reinforcing ability of carbon nanotubes in ceramics
Researchers at the National Institute for Materials Science in Japan are exploring what is preventing the reinforcing ability of carbon nanotubes from being used in a ceramic matrix.
Industrial materials on display at Industrial Supply 2015
The on-going development of industrial materials for use in engineering components continues to drive growth in the global subcontracting sector. And that growth is coming not just from relatively new materials such as carbon reinforced or glass fibre reinforced plastics; surprising new applications
Inkjet printer uses standard industrial paints, could revolutionise manufacturing of cars, planes and appliances
UK-based research and development company TTP, has come up with an innovative new digital inkjet technology that is capable of printing with standard industrial paints. The TTP patented printhead design overcomes the limitations of existing inkjet printing processes, restricted by ink formulations a
Potting compounds for protecting electronic circuits
Potting compounds offer protection for electronic circuits. Master Bond has published a white paper covering the properties of the various options available.
Versatile active brazing alloy process for joining metals to ceramics
Morgan Advanced Materials has highlighted the benefits of its active brazing alloy (ABA) process to join metals to ceramics in a variety of applications where conventional metallisation and brazing are either costly or impractical.
Non-magnetic, high temperature resistant packaging for microelectronic components
Kyocera’s development of this innovative ceramic packaging is based on established HTCC technology (High Temperature Co-Fired Ceramics), which is currently used with specific non-magnetic piece parts and plating options. Kyocera is now presenting a new type of HTCC with platinum metallization on the
Thermally conductive, two-component epoxy passes medical device specifications
Master Bond EP21AOLV-2Med meets USP Class VI and ISO 10993-5 specifications for medical device applications. It is thermally conductive and a competent electrical insulator.
Application integrates materials knowledge with PLM
At the PTC Live Global event, Granta Design demonstrated a new materials data integration application for the PTC Windchill PLM system. This is the latest in the growing list of leading CAD, CAE, and PLM software supported by dedicated Granta MI:Materials Gateway applications.
Materials innovations forecast to play key role in armour protection for helicopters and boats
DSM Dyneema, the manufacturer of ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMwPE) fibre, branded as Dyneema, and a specialist in life protection materials and high-performance fibres, sees next-generation materials technologies as an important facet. This view is supported by industry experts who p
Q & A on corrosion-resistant coatings
Utsav Shah, Product Development Engineer at Master Bond answers questions about corrosion and corrosion resistant coatings. Shah has a background in Polymer Engineering, having earned a Masters degree in Material Science from University of Southern California.
Magnetostrictive materials optimised by multi-physics simulation
Materials that demonstrate different responses to varying external stimuli are known as "smart materials,’ and their discovery has led to the creation of products that perform on a whole new level. These engineered materials are developed to perform smarter and more efficiently than their predecess
Dedicated manufacturing unit established for vacuum brazing
Surface engineering specialist Tecvac has established a dedicated cell for production of complex components by vacuum brazing. The unit is designed to braze ′one-off’ and development components but also has the capacity to produce high volumes of commercial parts using vacuum furnaces of varyi
Printhead for advanced manufacturing delivers precise fluid control
At InPrint 2014 (8-10 April, Hannover Messe, Germany), inkjet technology developer Xaar launched the Xaar 1002 AMp printhead – the first in a new range of piezoelectric drop-on-demand printheads designed sp
Merger creates catalyst for further growth in advanced ceramic technologies
Morgan Advanced Materials and Magma Ceramics and Catalysts have come together to create a joint venture in the field of advanced ceramic and catalyst technology. It will see Morgan’s UK Fired Refractory Shapes business, based in Bromborough, merge with Magma Ceramics and Catalysts.
Space adhesives - low outgassing epoxy survives cryogenic shock
Master Bond has introduced a new two component epoxy adhesive/sealant for cryogenic applications. Called EP29LPSP, this compound is able to withstand temperatures as low as 4K. Additionally, it is able to resist cryogenic shocks (room temperature down to liquid helium temperatures in a 5-10 minute t
Advanced ceramics - selection factors for critical components
Dieter Steudtner, Sales Manager at Morgan Advanced Materials, gives designers and manufacturers an insight into advanced ceramic materials and their properties.
Safer and more sustainable materials for manufacturing
Manufacturing industries rely on a supply of raw materials; increasingly these are rare, expensive, difficult to source, and subject to regulation. A £10.3 million grant, awarded to researchers today by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) will be used to find safer, m
Four innovations areas for sustainable aviation include composites NDI
The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) will share its latest R&D initiatives for sustainable aviation at the Singapore Airshow 2014 at Changi Exhibition Centre, Booth D35 from 11-16 February. The innovations on display will focus on four key areas: aviation remanufacturing technolo
Toughened two-component epoxy is optically clear and resists thermal cycling
Master Bond EP38CL has been developed for bonding, sealing, coating and encapsulation applications that require toughness and durability. With a Shore D hardness exceeding 75, its toughness is a unique property that imparts resistance to rigorous thermal cycling, impact and mechanical shock.
Sonar materials pressed, fired and machined up to 45mm thickness
Thanks to a major breakthrough in the company’s manufacturing capabilities, Morgan Advanced Materials has launched a new range of large piezoelectric (
Multiferroics - magnetic properties influenced by electric voltage - open up new sensor prospects
In the extraordinary materials called "multiferroics’, electric and magnetic excitations are closely linked. Scientists at the Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien) have now shown in an experiment that magnetic properties and excitations can be influenced by an electric voltage. This opens up co
Large piezoelectric (PZT) ceramic blocks now available for defence and commercial sonar markets
Morgan Advanced Materials has launched a new range of large piezoelectric (PZT) ceramic blocks specifically for use in the d
Battery Manufacturing Conference highlights role of nanotechnology
The Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network held its one day Battery Manufacturing Conference at Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG), University of Warwick. Battery Manufacturing 2013 is sponsored and hosted by the WMG Centre High Value Manufacturing Catapult and features many of the UK battery indu
Stave-shaped ceramic components developed for defence and commercial sonar sectors
Sonar systems utilised by many of the world’s navies contain ceramic materials, where high acoustic transmission properties are required in low frequency environments. Morgan Advanced Materials announces the launch of its improved range of stave-shaped ceramic components for the defence and commerci
Tungsten-fibre-reinforced tungsten - a brittle material toughened
Tungsten is particularly suitable as material for highly stressed parts of a fusion vessel enclosing a hot fusion plasma, it being the metal with the highest melting point. A disadvantage, however, is its brittleness, which under stress makes it fragile and prone to damage. A novel, more resilient c
Thermally conductive two-component silicone meets UL 94V-0 spec for flame retardancy
In addition to typical silicone properties such as flexibility and high temperature resistance, Master Bond MasterSil 156 passes the rigorous UL 94V-0 tests for flame retardancy. This two part silicone system is addition cured and does not require exposure to air for complete cross-linking. It has a
Highly durable, optical thin film coatings for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)
Deposition Sciences presented ruggedised optical coatings for unmanned systems at AUVSI (Washington DC) in August. Extremely durable optical coatings include anti-reflection, infrared thin film coatings, dark mirrors, patterned optical filters, advanced multispectral optical filter assemblies, diele
Quartz-filled two-component epoxy features high temperature and chemical resistance
Master Bond Supreme 45HTQ is a thermally stable, two-component, quartz-filled epoxy system. It features exceptional abrasion and chemical resistant properties. It will withstand exposure to petrochemicals, acids, bases and solvents. It retains its performance profile at elevated temperatures up to +
Low viscosity, two-component epoxy has extended working life and low exotherm
Suitable for large castings, Master Bond EP21LVSP6 combines a low viscosity and low exotherm with a working life of 3 to 5 hours. It can also be used for bonding, sealing and coating applications in aerospace, electronic, electrical, optical and other specialty industries.
Study highlights new materials opportunities in microfluidic devices
The penetration rate and potential for materials used in microfluidic devices are presented in a report by Lyon, France-based Yole Développement. This new Yole Développement report provides a complete analysis of microfluidic device markets and technologies. Based on an accurate investigat
Specialist composites and defence systems business targets lightweight armour market
Morgan Advanced Materials – Composites and Defence Systems now incorporates the business formerly known as NP Aerospace, which specialises in composite systems for defence applications, including vehicle armour, combat helmets and body armour and a variety of commercial applications.
Flame retardant epoxy for potting and casting is room temperature curing
EP21FRNS-2 is a two-component, flame-resistant, epoxy System for potting, encapsulating and casting. It features a non-halogen filler and produces very low smoke levels, meeting the UL94V-0 flame retardant specification. Wide applicability is expected in the computer, aerospace and related industrie
Ceramic tile body supply options widened through spray drying
Mantec Technical Ceramics has announced an additional option to tile manufacturers as it widens its contract spray drying service. The company operates a Netzsch atomising spray dryer on a batching basis.
Video File: Addition-cured silicone meets specifications for biocompatibility and cytoxicity
Master Bond MasterSil 153Med is a two component, medical grade silicone adhesive that resists temperatures up to 400F. Formulated for medical device applications, MasterSil 153Med passes USP Class VI and ISO 10993-5 testing.
Video File: Two-component room temperature curing epoxy meets UL 94V-0
Featuring a non-halogen filler, Master Bond EP21FRNS-2 passes UL 94V-0 testing for flame retardancy in potting, encapsulation and casting applications. It produces very low smoke levels and is well suited for the computer, aerospace and related industries.
Super-heat magnesium oxide ceramics available as crucibles
Aremco's Super-Heat 502-676 Magnesium Oxide (MgO) ceramic crucibles are now available for processing ultra-high temperature refractory metals, slags and superconductor compounds to 4000F.
Electrically conductive urethane adhesive for hybrid circuits and surface mount
Intertronics announces Polytec PU 1000, an electrically conductive polyurethane which addresses applications in die attach, bonding of components in hybrid circuit applications and surface mount technology (SMT); areas where silver filled electrically conductive adhesives have been used for many dec
JEC Composites Exhibition: Formax announces company reorganisation and reveals R&D investment plan
As a measure to improve and facilitate future growth, Formax, the manufacturer of carbon fibre and speciality composite reinforcements, is announcing expansion plans and a new company organisation. Investment in Formax' R&D function will also be a focus as the company looks to strengthen its produc
High-performance piezoelectric material with high density and low porosity
Morgan Technical Ceramics is launching a new piezoelectric material. PZT5K1 is suitable for applications in the fields of scientific instrumentation, maritime, medical, energy harvesting and general industry. Usi
Fifth Annual HiPerNano Conference and Exhibition - solving engineering challenges with nanotechnology
The Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network (NanoKTN) announces details of its fifth annual HiPerNano conference and exhibition, taking place on 17 April 2013 in Birmingham, sponsored by The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). Early-bird rates are available until Friday 22 March 2013.
High purity magnesium oxide blocks for petrochem insulation
Morgan Technical Ceramics, which specialises in the design and manufacture of high purity magnesium oxide blocks for use in the petrochemical sector, has re-emphasised the importance of specifying materials that deliver a consistently high level of insulation performance.
Optically clear, two-component urethane-modified epoxy gel offers dimensional stability
Featuring softness and resilience, Master Bond Super Gel 9 is a urethane modified epoxy gel that can be employed in a variety of applications. Some of the most common include the encapsulation of sensitive electronic parts and sealing optical components. This multifunctional system is also widely us
Guide to material selection for rolling bearings
By offering a wide choice of materials and heat treatments for rolling bearings, performance and operating life can be optimised, even for the most demanding industrial applications, says Dr Steve Lacey, Engineering Manager at Schaeffler UK.
Lightweight insulation material protects oilfield living quarters against fire
FireMaster Marine Plus blanket, the new light-weight fire protection material from Morgan Thermal Ceramics, has been selected by contractors Apply Leirvik for use on the Living Quarters (LQ) module for the development of Statoil’s Gudrun field in Norway.
Visiongain: Global ceramic coatings market to be worth $5.98 billion in 2013
The ceramic coatings market is forecast by Visiongain to record solid growth over the next decade, as ceramic coatings become more popular. The Global High Performance Ceramic Coatings Market 2013-2023 report will be of value to current and future potential investors into the ceramic coatings indust
Powder metallurgy market to be dominated by emerging Asian countries
The global powder metallurgy market has been forecast to hit a value of nearly $26.5 billion by 2017, increasing from a valuation of $20.5 billion, recorded in 2012. This report, an update of an earlier report, has the goal of providing the most up-to-date information on the current status of the gl
Materials information management software embeds enterprise materials information experience
Granta Design has announced GRANTA MI Version 9, the latest version of its leading materials information management software, delivering a series of new tools based on extensive experience and feedback from enterprise implementations worldwide. This major annual release rolls-up all the upgrades and
Acoustic technique reveals structural information in nanoscale materials
Understanding where and how phase transitions occur is critical to developing new generations of the materials used in high-performance batteries, sensors, energy-harvesting devices, medical diagnostic equipment and other applications. But until now there was no good way to study and simultaneously
Short wavelength thermal imaging camera for metal processing features image-merging
Micro-Epsilon has launched a new compact, robust (IP67) short wavelength infrared thermal imaging camera, which is specifically designed to measure the surface temperature of hot metals, as well as ceramics and graphite.
Field enhanced sintering for low energy ceramics firing
Low energy technology pioneered in the heart of the UK’s ceramics industry has had a significant result. A world-first in the development of pioneering low-energy firing technology, based on so-called Field Enhanced Sintering is now a huge step closer after engineers and scientists working on the pr
Understanding the reinforcing ability of carbon nanotubes in ceramics
Researchers at the National Institute for Materials Science in Japan are exploring what is preventing the reinforcing ability of carbon nanotubes from being used in a ceramic matrix.
Industrial materials on display at Industrial Supply 2015
The on-going development of industrial materials for use in engineering components continues to drive growth in the global subcontracting sector. And that growth is coming not just from relatively new materials such as carbon reinforced or glass fibre reinforced plastics; surprising new applications
Inkjet printer uses standard industrial paints, could revolutionise manufacturing of cars, planes and appliances
UK-based research and development company TTP, has come up with an innovative new digital inkjet technology that is capable of printing with standard industrial paints. The TTP patented printhead design overcomes the limitations of existing inkjet printing processes, restricted by ink formulations a
Potting compounds for protecting electronic circuits
Potting compounds offer protection for electronic circuits. Master Bond has published a white paper covering the properties of the various options available.
Versatile active brazing alloy process for joining metals to ceramics
Morgan Advanced Materials has highlighted the benefits of its active brazing alloy (ABA) process to join metals to ceramics in a variety of applications where conventional metallisation and brazing are either costly or impractical.
Non-magnetic, high temperature resistant packaging for microelectronic components
Kyocera’s development of this innovative ceramic packaging is based on established HTCC technology (High Temperature Co-Fired Ceramics), which is currently used with specific non-magnetic piece parts and plating options. Kyocera is now presenting a new type of HTCC with platinum metallization on the
Thermally conductive, two-component epoxy passes medical device specifications
Master Bond EP21AOLV-2Med meets USP Class VI and ISO 10993-5 specifications for medical device applications. It is thermally conductive and a competent electrical insulator.
Application integrates materials knowledge with PLM
At the PTC Live Global event, Granta Design demonstrated a new materials data integration application for the PTC Windchill PLM system. This is the latest in the growing list of leading CAD, CAE, and PLM software supported by dedicated Granta MI:Materials Gateway applications.
Materials innovations forecast to play key role in armour protection for helicopters and boats
DSM Dyneema, the manufacturer of ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMwPE) fibre, branded as Dyneema, and a specialist in life protection materials and high-performance fibres, sees next-generation materials technologies as an important facet. This view is supported by industry experts who p
Q & A on corrosion-resistant coatings
Utsav Shah, Product Development Engineer at Master Bond answers questions about corrosion and corrosion resistant coatings. Shah has a background in Polymer Engineering, having earned a Masters degree in Material Science from University of Southern California.
Magnetostrictive materials optimised by multi-physics simulation
Materials that demonstrate different responses to varying external stimuli are known as "smart materials,’ and their discovery has led to the creation of products that perform on a whole new level. These engineered materials are developed to perform smarter and more efficiently than their predecess
Dedicated manufacturing unit established for vacuum brazing
Surface engineering specialist Tecvac has established a dedicated cell for production of complex components by vacuum brazing. The unit is designed to braze ′one-off’ and development components but also has the capacity to produce high volumes of commercial parts using vacuum furnaces of varyi
Printhead for advanced manufacturing delivers precise fluid control
At InPrint 2014 (8-10 April, Hannover Messe, Germany), inkjet technology developer Xaar launched the Xaar 1002 AMp printhead – the first in a new range of piezoelectric drop-on-demand printheads designed sp
Merger creates catalyst for further growth in advanced ceramic technologies
Morgan Advanced Materials and Magma Ceramics and Catalysts have come together to create a joint venture in the field of advanced ceramic and catalyst technology. It will see Morgan’s UK Fired Refractory Shapes business, based in Bromborough, merge with Magma Ceramics and Catalysts.
Space adhesives - low outgassing epoxy survives cryogenic shock
Master Bond has introduced a new two component epoxy adhesive/sealant for cryogenic applications. Called EP29LPSP, this compound is able to withstand temperatures as low as 4K. Additionally, it is able to resist cryogenic shocks (room temperature down to liquid helium temperatures in a 5-10 minute t
Advanced ceramics - selection factors for critical components
Dieter Steudtner, Sales Manager at Morgan Advanced Materials, gives designers and manufacturers an insight into advanced ceramic materials and their properties.
Safer and more sustainable materials for manufacturing
Manufacturing industries rely on a supply of raw materials; increasingly these are rare, expensive, difficult to source, and subject to regulation. A £10.3 million grant, awarded to researchers today by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) will be used to find safer, m
Four innovations areas for sustainable aviation include composites NDI
The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) will share its latest R&D initiatives for sustainable aviation at the Singapore Airshow 2014 at Changi Exhibition Centre, Booth D35 from 11-16 February. The innovations on display will focus on four key areas: aviation remanufacturing technolo
Toughened two-component epoxy is optically clear and resists thermal cycling
Master Bond EP38CL has been developed for bonding, sealing, coating and encapsulation applications that require toughness and durability. With a Shore D hardness exceeding 75, its toughness is a unique property that imparts resistance to rigorous thermal cycling, impact and mechanical shock.
Sonar materials pressed, fired and machined up to 45mm thickness
Thanks to a major breakthrough in the company’s manufacturing capabilities, Morgan Advanced Materials has launched a new range of large piezoelectric (
Multiferroics - magnetic properties influenced by electric voltage - open up new sensor prospects
In the extraordinary materials called "multiferroics’, electric and magnetic excitations are closely linked. Scientists at the Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien) have now shown in an experiment that magnetic properties and excitations can be influenced by an electric voltage. This opens up co
Large piezoelectric (PZT) ceramic blocks now available for defence and commercial sonar markets
Morgan Advanced Materials has launched a new range of large piezoelectric (PZT) ceramic blocks specifically for use in the d
Battery Manufacturing Conference highlights role of nanotechnology
The Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network held its one day Battery Manufacturing Conference at Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG), University of Warwick. Battery Manufacturing 2013 is sponsored and hosted by the WMG Centre High Value Manufacturing Catapult and features many of the UK battery indu
Stave-shaped ceramic components developed for defence and commercial sonar sectors
Sonar systems utilised by many of the world’s navies contain ceramic materials, where high acoustic transmission properties are required in low frequency environments. Morgan Advanced Materials announces the launch of its improved range of stave-shaped ceramic components for the defence and commerci
Tungsten-fibre-reinforced tungsten - a brittle material toughened
Tungsten is particularly suitable as material for highly stressed parts of a fusion vessel enclosing a hot fusion plasma, it being the metal with the highest melting point. A disadvantage, however, is its brittleness, which under stress makes it fragile and prone to damage. A novel, more resilient c
Thermally conductive two-component silicone meets UL 94V-0 spec for flame retardancy
In addition to typical silicone properties such as flexibility and high temperature resistance, Master Bond MasterSil 156 passes the rigorous UL 94V-0 tests for flame retardancy. This two part silicone system is addition cured and does not require exposure to air for complete cross-linking. It has a
Highly durable, optical thin film coatings for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)
Deposition Sciences presented ruggedised optical coatings for unmanned systems at AUVSI (Washington DC) in August. Extremely durable optical coatings include anti-reflection, infrared thin film coatings, dark mirrors, patterned optical filters, advanced multispectral optical filter assemblies, diele
Quartz-filled two-component epoxy features high temperature and chemical resistance
Master Bond Supreme 45HTQ is a thermally stable, two-component, quartz-filled epoxy system. It features exceptional abrasion and chemical resistant properties. It will withstand exposure to petrochemicals, acids, bases and solvents. It retains its performance profile at elevated temperatures up to +
Low viscosity, two-component epoxy has extended working life and low exotherm
Suitable for large castings, Master Bond EP21LVSP6 combines a low viscosity and low exotherm with a working life of 3 to 5 hours. It can also be used for bonding, sealing and coating applications in aerospace, electronic, electrical, optical and other specialty industries.
Study highlights new materials opportunities in microfluidic devices
The penetration rate and potential for materials used in microfluidic devices are presented in a report by Lyon, France-based Yole Développement. This new Yole Développement report provides a complete analysis of microfluidic device markets and technologies. Based on an accurate investigat
Specialist composites and defence systems business targets lightweight armour market
Morgan Advanced Materials – Composites and Defence Systems now incorporates the business formerly known as NP Aerospace, which specialises in composite systems for defence applications, including vehicle armour, combat helmets and body armour and a variety of commercial applications.
Flame retardant epoxy for potting and casting is room temperature curing
EP21FRNS-2 is a two-component, flame-resistant, epoxy System for potting, encapsulating and casting. It features a non-halogen filler and produces very low smoke levels, meeting the UL94V-0 flame retardant specification. Wide applicability is expected in the computer, aerospace and related industrie
Ceramic tile body supply options widened through spray drying
Mantec Technical Ceramics has announced an additional option to tile manufacturers as it widens its contract spray drying service. The company operates a Netzsch atomising spray dryer on a batching basis.
Video File: Addition-cured silicone meets specifications for biocompatibility and cytoxicity
Master Bond MasterSil 153Med is a two component, medical grade silicone adhesive that resists temperatures up to 400F. Formulated for medical device applications, MasterSil 153Med passes USP Class VI and ISO 10993-5 testing.
Video File: Two-component room temperature curing epoxy meets UL 94V-0
Featuring a non-halogen filler, Master Bond EP21FRNS-2 passes UL 94V-0 testing for flame retardancy in potting, encapsulation and casting applications. It produces very low smoke levels and is well suited for the computer, aerospace and related industries.
Super-heat magnesium oxide ceramics available as crucibles
Aremco's Super-Heat 502-676 Magnesium Oxide (MgO) ceramic crucibles are now available for processing ultra-high temperature refractory metals, slags and superconductor compounds to 4000F.
Electrically conductive urethane adhesive for hybrid circuits and surface mount
Intertronics announces Polytec PU 1000, an electrically conductive polyurethane which addresses applications in die attach, bonding of components in hybrid circuit applications and surface mount technology (SMT); areas where silver filled electrically conductive adhesives have been used for many dec
JEC Composites Exhibition: Formax announces company reorganisation and reveals R&D investment plan
As a measure to improve and facilitate future growth, Formax, the manufacturer of carbon fibre and speciality composite reinforcements, is announcing expansion plans and a new company organisation. Investment in Formax' R&D function will also be a focus as the company looks to strengthen its produc
High-performance piezoelectric material with high density and low porosity
Morgan Technical Ceramics is launching a new piezoelectric material. PZT5K1 is suitable for applications in the fields of scientific instrumentation, maritime, medical, energy harvesting and general industry. Usi
Fifth Annual HiPerNano Conference and Exhibition - solving engineering challenges with nanotechnology
The Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network (NanoKTN) announces details of its fifth annual HiPerNano conference and exhibition, taking place on 17 April 2013 in Birmingham, sponsored by The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). Early-bird rates are available until Friday 22 March 2013.
High purity magnesium oxide blocks for petrochem insulation
Morgan Technical Ceramics, which specialises in the design and manufacture of high purity magnesium oxide blocks for use in the petrochemical sector, has re-emphasised the importance of specifying materials that deliver a consistently high level of insulation performance.
Optically clear, two-component urethane-modified epoxy gel offers dimensional stability
Featuring softness and resilience, Master Bond Super Gel 9 is a urethane modified epoxy gel that can be employed in a variety of applications. Some of the most common include the encapsulation of sensitive electronic parts and sealing optical components. This multifunctional system is also widely us
Guide to material selection for rolling bearings
By offering a wide choice of materials and heat treatments for rolling bearings, performance and operating life can be optimised, even for the most demanding industrial applications, says Dr Steve Lacey, Engineering Manager at Schaeffler UK.
Lightweight insulation material protects oilfield living quarters against fire
FireMaster Marine Plus blanket, the new light-weight fire protection material from Morgan Thermal Ceramics, has been selected by contractors Apply Leirvik for use on the Living Quarters (LQ) module for the development of Statoil’s Gudrun field in Norway.
Visiongain: Global ceramic coatings market to be worth $5.98 billion in 2013
The ceramic coatings market is forecast by Visiongain to record solid growth over the next decade, as ceramic coatings become more popular. The Global High Performance Ceramic Coatings Market 2013-2023 report will be of value to current and future potential investors into the ceramic coatings indust
Powder metallurgy market to be dominated by emerging Asian countries
The global powder metallurgy market has been forecast to hit a value of nearly $26.5 billion by 2017, increasing from a valuation of $20.5 billion, recorded in 2012. This report, an update of an earlier report, has the goal of providing the most up-to-date information on the current status of the gl
Materials information management software embeds enterprise materials information experience
Granta Design has announced GRANTA MI Version 9, the latest version of its leading materials information management software, delivering a series of new tools based on extensive experience and feedback from enterprise implementations worldwide. This major annual release rolls-up all the upgrades and
Acoustic technique reveals structural information in nanoscale materials
Understanding where and how phase transitions occur is critical to developing new generations of the materials used in high-performance batteries, sensors, energy-harvesting devices, medical diagnostic equipment and other applications. But until now there was no good way to study and simultaneously
Short wavelength thermal imaging camera for metal processing features image-merging
Micro-Epsilon has launched a new compact, robust (IP67) short wavelength infrared thermal imaging camera, which is specifically designed to measure the surface temperature of hot metals, as well as ceramics and graphite.
Field enhanced sintering for low energy ceramics firing
Low energy technology pioneered in the heart of the UK’s ceramics industry has had a significant result. A world-first in the development of pioneering low-energy firing technology, based on so-called Field Enhanced Sintering is now a huge step closer after engineers and scientists working on the pr
Understanding the reinforcing ability of carbon nanotubes in ceramics
Researchers at the National Institute for Materials Science in Japan are exploring what is preventing the reinforcing ability of carbon nanotubes from being used in a ceramic matrix.
Industrial materials on display at Industrial Supply 2015
The on-going development of industrial materials for use in engineering components continues to drive growth in the global subcontracting sector. And that growth is coming not just from relatively new materials such as carbon reinforced or glass fibre reinforced plastics; surprising new applications
Inkjet printer uses standard industrial paints, could revolutionise manufacturing of cars, planes and appliances
UK-based research and development company TTP, has come up with an innovative new digital inkjet technology that is capable of printing with standard industrial paints. The TTP patented printhead design overcomes the limitations of existing inkjet printing processes, restricted by ink formulations a
Potting compounds for protecting electronic circuits
Potting compounds offer protection for electronic circuits. Master Bond has published a white paper covering the properties of the various options available.
Versatile active brazing alloy process for joining metals to ceramics
Morgan Advanced Materials has highlighted the benefits of its active brazing alloy (ABA) process to join metals to ceramics in a variety of applications where conventional metallisation and brazing are either costly or impractical.
Non-magnetic, high temperature resistant packaging for microelectronic components
Kyocera’s development of this innovative ceramic packaging is based on established HTCC technology (High Temperature Co-Fired Ceramics), which is currently used with specific non-magnetic piece parts and plating options. Kyocera is now presenting a new type of HTCC with platinum metallization on the
Thermally conductive, two-component epoxy passes medical device specifications
Master Bond EP21AOLV-2Med meets USP Class VI and ISO 10993-5 specifications for medical device applications. It is thermally conductive and a competent electrical insulator.
Application integrates materials knowledge with PLM
At the PTC Live Global event, Granta Design demonstrated a new materials data integration application for the PTC Windchill PLM system. This is the latest in the growing list of leading CAD, CAE, and PLM software supported by dedicated Granta MI:Materials Gateway applications.
Materials innovations forecast to play key role in armour protection for helicopters and boats
DSM Dyneema, the manufacturer of ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMwPE) fibre, branded as Dyneema, and a specialist in life protection materials and high-performance fibres, sees next-generation materials technologies as an important facet. This view is supported by industry experts who p
Q & A on corrosion-resistant coatings
Utsav Shah, Product Development Engineer at Master Bond answers questions about corrosion and corrosion resistant coatings. Shah has a background in Polymer Engineering, having earned a Masters degree in Material Science from University of Southern California.
Magnetostrictive materials optimised by multi-physics simulation
Materials that demonstrate different responses to varying external stimuli are known as "smart materials,’ and their discovery has led to the creation of products that perform on a whole new level. These engineered materials are developed to perform smarter and more efficiently than their predecess
Dedicated manufacturing unit established for vacuum brazing
Surface engineering specialist Tecvac has established a dedicated cell for production of complex components by vacuum brazing. The unit is designed to braze ′one-off’ and development components but also has the capacity to produce high volumes of commercial parts using vacuum furnaces of varyi
Printhead for advanced manufacturing delivers precise fluid control
At InPrint 2014 (8-10 April, Hannover Messe, Germany), inkjet technology developer Xaar launched the Xaar 1002 AMp printhead – the first in a new range of piezoelectric drop-on-demand printheads designed sp
Merger creates catalyst for further growth in advanced ceramic technologies
Morgan Advanced Materials and Magma Ceramics and Catalysts have come together to create a joint venture in the field of advanced ceramic and catalyst technology. It will see Morgan’s UK Fired Refractory Shapes business, based in Bromborough, merge with Magma Ceramics and Catalysts.
Space adhesives - low outgassing epoxy survives cryogenic shock
Master Bond has introduced a new two component epoxy adhesive/sealant for cryogenic applications. Called EP29LPSP, this compound is able to withstand temperatures as low as 4K. Additionally, it is able to resist cryogenic shocks (room temperature down to liquid helium temperatures in a 5-10 minute t
Advanced ceramics - selection factors for critical components
Dieter Steudtner, Sales Manager at Morgan Advanced Materials, gives designers and manufacturers an insight into advanced ceramic materials and their properties.
Safer and more sustainable materials for manufacturing
Manufacturing industries rely on a supply of raw materials; increasingly these are rare, expensive, difficult to source, and subject to regulation. A £10.3 million grant, awarded to researchers today by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) will be used to find safer, m
Four innovations areas for sustainable aviation include composites NDI
The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) will share its latest R&D initiatives for sustainable aviation at the Singapore Airshow 2014 at Changi Exhibition Centre, Booth D35 from 11-16 February. The innovations on display will focus on four key areas: aviation remanufacturing technolo
Toughened two-component epoxy is optically clear and resists thermal cycling
Master Bond EP38CL has been developed for bonding, sealing, coating and encapsulation applications that require toughness and durability. With a Shore D hardness exceeding 75, its toughness is a unique property that imparts resistance to rigorous thermal cycling, impact and mechanical shock.
Sonar materials pressed, fired and machined up to 45mm thickness
Thanks to a major breakthrough in the company’s manufacturing capabilities, Morgan Advanced Materials has launched a new range of large piezoelectric (
Multiferroics - magnetic properties influenced by electric voltage - open up new sensor prospects
In the extraordinary materials called "multiferroics’, electric and magnetic excitations are closely linked. Scientists at the Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien) have now shown in an experiment that magnetic properties and excitations can be influenced by an electric voltage. This opens up co
Large piezoelectric (PZT) ceramic blocks now available for defence and commercial sonar markets
Morgan Advanced Materials has launched a new range of large piezoelectric (PZT) ceramic blocks specifically for use in the d
Battery Manufacturing Conference highlights role of nanotechnology
The Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network held its one day Battery Manufacturing Conference at Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG), University of Warwick. Battery Manufacturing 2013 is sponsored and hosted by the WMG Centre High Value Manufacturing Catapult and features many of the UK battery indu
Stave-shaped ceramic components developed for defence and commercial sonar sectors
Sonar systems utilised by many of the world’s navies contain ceramic materials, where high acoustic transmission properties are required in low frequency environments. Morgan Advanced Materials announces the launch of its improved range of stave-shaped ceramic components for the defence and commerci
Tungsten-fibre-reinforced tungsten - a brittle material toughened
Tungsten is particularly suitable as material for highly stressed parts of a fusion vessel enclosing a hot fusion plasma, it being the metal with the highest melting point. A disadvantage, however, is its brittleness, which under stress makes it fragile and prone to damage. A novel, more resilient c
Thermally conductive two-component silicone meets UL 94V-0 spec for flame retardancy
In addition to typical silicone properties such as flexibility and high temperature resistance, Master Bond MasterSil 156 passes the rigorous UL 94V-0 tests for flame retardancy. This two part silicone system is addition cured and does not require exposure to air for complete cross-linking. It has a
Highly durable, optical thin film coatings for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)
Deposition Sciences presented ruggedised optical coatings for unmanned systems at AUVSI (Washington DC) in August. Extremely durable optical coatings include anti-reflection, infrared thin film coatings, dark mirrors, patterned optical filters, advanced multispectral optical filter assemblies, diele
Quartz-filled two-component epoxy features high temperature and chemical resistance
Master Bond Supreme 45HTQ is a thermally stable, two-component, quartz-filled epoxy system. It features exceptional abrasion and chemical resistant properties. It will withstand exposure to petrochemicals, acids, bases and solvents. It retains its performance profile at elevated temperatures up to +
Low viscosity, two-component epoxy has extended working life and low exotherm
Suitable for large castings, Master Bond EP21LVSP6 combines a low viscosity and low exotherm with a working life of 3 to 5 hours. It can also be used for bonding, sealing and coating applications in aerospace, electronic, electrical, optical and other specialty industries.
Study highlights new materials opportunities in microfluidic devices
The penetration rate and potential for materials used in microfluidic devices are presented in a report by Lyon, France-based Yole Développement. This new Yole Développement report provides a complete analysis of microfluidic device markets and technologies. Based on an accurate investigat
Specialist composites and defence systems business targets lightweight armour market
Morgan Advanced Materials – Composites and Defence Systems now incorporates the business formerly known as NP Aerospace, which specialises in composite systems for defence applications, including vehicle armour, combat helmets and body armour and a variety of commercial applications.
Flame retardant epoxy for potting and casting is room temperature curing
EP21FRNS-2 is a two-component, flame-resistant, epoxy System for potting, encapsulating and casting. It features a non-halogen filler and produces very low smoke levels, meeting the UL94V-0 flame retardant specification. Wide applicability is expected in the computer, aerospace and related industrie
Ceramic tile body supply options widened through spray drying
Mantec Technical Ceramics has announced an additional option to tile manufacturers as it widens its contract spray drying service. The company operates a Netzsch atomising spray dryer on a batching basis.
Video File: Addition-cured silicone meets specifications for biocompatibility and cytoxicity
Master Bond MasterSil 153Med is a two component, medical grade silicone adhesive that resists temperatures up to 400F. Formulated for medical device applications, MasterSil 153Med passes USP Class VI and ISO 10993-5 testing.
Video File: Two-component room temperature curing epoxy meets UL 94V-0
Featuring a non-halogen filler, Master Bond EP21FRNS-2 passes UL 94V-0 testing for flame retardancy in potting, encapsulation and casting applications. It produces very low smoke levels and is well suited for the computer, aerospace and related industries.
Super-heat magnesium oxide ceramics available as crucibles
Aremco's Super-Heat 502-676 Magnesium Oxide (MgO) ceramic crucibles are now available for processing ultra-high temperature refractory metals, slags and superconductor compounds to 4000F.
Electrically conductive urethane adhesive for hybrid circuits and surface mount
Intertronics announces Polytec PU 1000, an electrically conductive polyurethane which addresses applications in die attach, bonding of components in hybrid circuit applications and surface mount technology (SMT); areas where silver filled electrically conductive adhesives have been used for many dec
JEC Composites Exhibition: Formax announces company reorganisation and reveals R&D investment plan
As a measure to improve and facilitate future growth, Formax, the manufacturer of carbon fibre and speciality composite reinforcements, is announcing expansion plans and a new company organisation. Investment in Formax' R&D function will also be a focus as the company looks to strengthen its produc
High-performance piezoelectric material with high density and low porosity
Morgan Technical Ceramics is launching a new piezoelectric material. PZT5K1 is suitable for applications in the fields of scientific instrumentation, maritime, medical, energy harvesting and general industry. Usi
Fifth Annual HiPerNano Conference and Exhibition - solving engineering challenges with nanotechnology
The Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network (NanoKTN) announces details of its fifth annual HiPerNano conference and exhibition, taking place on 17 April 2013 in Birmingham, sponsored by The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). Early-bird rates are available until Friday 22 March 2013.
High purity magnesium oxide blocks for petrochem insulation
Morgan Technical Ceramics, which specialises in the design and manufacture of high purity magnesium oxide blocks for use in the petrochemical sector, has re-emphasised the importance of specifying materials that deliver a consistently high level of insulation performance.
Optically clear, two-component urethane-modified epoxy gel offers dimensional stability
Featuring softness and resilience, Master Bond Super Gel 9 is a urethane modified epoxy gel that can be employed in a variety of applications. Some of the most common include the encapsulation of sensitive electronic parts and sealing optical components. This multifunctional system is also widely us
Guide to material selection for rolling bearings
By offering a wide choice of materials and heat treatments for rolling bearings, performance and operating life can be optimised, even for the most demanding industrial applications, says Dr Steve Lacey, Engineering Manager at Schaeffler UK.
Lightweight insulation material protects oilfield living quarters against fire
FireMaster Marine Plus blanket, the new light-weight fire protection material from Morgan Thermal Ceramics, has been selected by contractors Apply Leirvik for use on the Living Quarters (LQ) module for the development of Statoil’s Gudrun field in Norway.
Visiongain: Global ceramic coatings market to be worth $5.98 billion in 2013
The ceramic coatings market is forecast by Visiongain to record solid growth over the next decade, as ceramic coatings become more popular. The Global High Performance Ceramic Coatings Market 2013-2023 report will be of value to current and future potential investors into the ceramic coatings indust
Powder metallurgy market to be dominated by emerging Asian countries
The global powder metallurgy market has been forecast to hit a value of nearly $26.5 billion by 2017, increasing from a valuation of $20.5 billion, recorded in 2012. This report, an update of an earlier report, has the goal of providing the most up-to-date information on the current status of the gl
Materials information management software embeds enterprise materials information experience
Granta Design has announced GRANTA MI Version 9, the latest version of its leading materials information management software, delivering a series of new tools based on extensive experience and feedback from enterprise implementations worldwide. This major annual release rolls-up all the upgrades and
Acoustic technique reveals structural information in nanoscale materials
Understanding where and how phase transitions occur is critical to developing new generations of the materials used in high-performance batteries, sensors, energy-harvesting devices, medical diagnostic equipment and other applications. But until now there was no good way to study and simultaneously
Short wavelength thermal imaging camera for metal processing features image-merging
Micro-Epsilon has launched a new compact, robust (IP67) short wavelength infrared thermal imaging camera, which is specifically designed to measure the surface temperature of hot metals, as well as ceramics and graphite.
Field enhanced sintering for low energy ceramics firing
Low energy technology pioneered in the heart of the UK’s ceramics industry has had a significant result. A world-first in the development of pioneering low-energy firing technology, based on so-called Field Enhanced Sintering is now a huge step closer after engineers and scientists working on the pr
Understanding the reinforcing ability of carbon nanotubes in ceramics
Researchers at the National Institute for Materials Science in Japan are exploring what is preventing the reinforcing ability of carbon nanotubes from being used in a ceramic matrix.
Industrial materials on display at Industrial Supply 2015
The on-going development of industrial materials for use in engineering components continues to drive growth in the global subcontracting sector. And that growth is coming not just from relatively new materials such as carbon reinforced or glass fibre reinforced plastics; surprising new applications
Inkjet printer uses standard industrial paints, could revolutionise manufacturing of cars, planes and appliances
UK-based research and development company TTP, has come up with an innovative new digital inkjet technology that is capable of printing with standard industrial paints. The TTP patented printhead design overcomes the limitations of existing inkjet printing processes, restricted by ink formulations a
Potting compounds for protecting electronic circuits
Potting compounds offer protection for electronic circuits. Master Bond has published a white paper covering the properties of the various options available.
Versatile active brazing alloy process for joining metals to ceramics
Morgan Advanced Materials has highlighted the benefits of its active brazing alloy (ABA) process to join metals to ceramics in a variety of applications where conventional metallisation and brazing are either costly or impractical.
Non-magnetic, high temperature resistant packaging for microelectronic components
Kyocera’s development of this innovative ceramic packaging is based on established HTCC technology (High Temperature Co-Fired Ceramics), which is currently used with specific non-magnetic piece parts and plating options. Kyocera is now presenting a new type of HTCC with platinum metallization on the
Thermally conductive, two-component epoxy passes medical device specifications
Master Bond EP21AOLV-2Med meets USP Class VI and ISO 10993-5 specifications for medical device applications. It is thermally conductive and a competent electrical insulator.
Application integrates materials knowledge with PLM
At the PTC Live Global event, Granta Design demonstrated a new materials data integration application for the PTC Windchill PLM system. This is the latest in the growing list of leading CAD, CAE, and PLM software supported by dedicated Granta MI:Materials Gateway applications.
Materials innovations forecast to play key role in armour protection for helicopters and boats
DSM Dyneema, the manufacturer of ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMwPE) fibre, branded as Dyneema, and a specialist in life protection materials and high-performance fibres, sees next-generation materials technologies as an important facet. This view is supported by industry experts who p
Q & A on corrosion-resistant coatings
Utsav Shah, Product Development Engineer at Master Bond answers questions about corrosion and corrosion resistant coatings. Shah has a background in Polymer Engineering, having earned a Masters degree in Material Science from University of Southern California.
Magnetostrictive materials optimised by multi-physics simulation
Materials that demonstrate different responses to varying external stimuli are known as "smart materials,’ and their discovery has led to the creation of products that perform on a whole new level. These engineered materials are developed to perform smarter and more efficiently than their predecess
Dedicated manufacturing unit established for vacuum brazing
Surface engineering specialist Tecvac has established a dedicated cell for production of complex components by vacuum brazing. The unit is designed to braze ′one-off’ and development components but also has the capacity to produce high volumes of commercial parts using vacuum furnaces of varyi
Printhead for advanced manufacturing delivers precise fluid control
At InPrint 2014 (8-10 April, Hannover Messe, Germany), inkjet technology developer Xaar launched the Xaar 1002 AMp printhead – the first in a new range of piezoelectric drop-on-demand printheads designed sp
Merger creates catalyst for further growth in advanced ceramic technologies
Morgan Advanced Materials and Magma Ceramics and Catalysts have come together to create a joint venture in the field of advanced ceramic and catalyst technology. It will see Morgan’s UK Fired Refractory Shapes business, based in Bromborough, merge with Magma Ceramics and Catalysts.
Space adhesives - low outgassing epoxy survives cryogenic shock
Master Bond has introduced a new two component epoxy adhesive/sealant for cryogenic applications. Called EP29LPSP, this compound is able to withstand temperatures as low as 4K. Additionally, it is able to resist cryogenic shocks (room temperature down to liquid helium temperatures in a 5-10 minute t
Advanced ceramics - selection factors for critical components
Dieter Steudtner, Sales Manager at Morgan Advanced Materials, gives designers and manufacturers an insight into advanced ceramic materials and their properties.
Safer and more sustainable materials for manufacturing
Manufacturing industries rely on a supply of raw materials; increasingly these are rare, expensive, difficult to source, and subject to regulation. A £10.3 million grant, awarded to researchers today by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) will be used to find safer, m
Four innovations areas for sustainable aviation include composites NDI
The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) will share its latest R&D initiatives for sustainable aviation at the Singapore Airshow 2014 at Changi Exhibition Centre, Booth D35 from 11-16 February. The innovations on display will focus on four key areas: aviation remanufacturing technolo
Toughened two-component epoxy is optically clear and resists thermal cycling
Master Bond EP38CL has been developed for bonding, sealing, coating and encapsulation applications that require toughness and durability. With a Shore D hardness exceeding 75, its toughness is a unique property that imparts resistance to rigorous thermal cycling, impact and mechanical shock.
Sonar materials pressed, fired and machined up to 45mm thickness
Thanks to a major breakthrough in the company’s manufacturing capabilities, Morgan Advanced Materials has launched a new range of large piezoelectric (
Multiferroics - magnetic properties influenced by electric voltage - open up new sensor prospects
In the extraordinary materials called "multiferroics’, electric and magnetic excitations are closely linked. Scientists at the Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien) have now shown in an experiment that magnetic properties and excitations can be influenced by an electric voltage. This opens up co
Large piezoelectric (PZT) ceramic blocks now available for defence and commercial sonar markets
Morgan Advanced Materials has launched a new range of large piezoelectric (PZT) ceramic blocks specifically for use in the d
Battery Manufacturing Conference highlights role of nanotechnology
The Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network held its one day Battery Manufacturing Conference at Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG), University of Warwick. Battery Manufacturing 2013 is sponsored and hosted by the WMG Centre High Value Manufacturing Catapult and features many of the UK battery indu
Stave-shaped ceramic components developed for defence and commercial sonar sectors
Sonar systems utilised by many of the world’s navies contain ceramic materials, where high acoustic transmission properties are required in low frequency environments. Morgan Advanced Materials announces the launch of its improved range of stave-shaped ceramic components for the defence and commerci
Tungsten-fibre-reinforced tungsten - a brittle material toughened
Tungsten is particularly suitable as material for highly stressed parts of a fusion vessel enclosing a hot fusion plasma, it being the metal with the highest melting point. A disadvantage, however, is its brittleness, which under stress makes it fragile and prone to damage. A novel, more resilient c
Thermally conductive two-component silicone meets UL 94V-0 spec for flame retardancy
In addition to typical silicone properties such as flexibility and high temperature resistance, Master Bond MasterSil 156 passes the rigorous UL 94V-0 tests for flame retardancy. This two part silicone system is addition cured and does not require exposure to air for complete cross-linking. It has a
Highly durable, optical thin film coatings for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)
Deposition Sciences presented ruggedised optical coatings for unmanned systems at AUVSI (Washington DC) in August. Extremely durable optical coatings include anti-reflection, infrared thin film coatings, dark mirrors, patterned optical filters, advanced multispectral optical filter assemblies, diele
Quartz-filled two-component epoxy features high temperature and chemical resistance
Master Bond Supreme 45HTQ is a thermally stable, two-component, quartz-filled epoxy system. It features exceptional abrasion and chemical resistant properties. It will withstand exposure to petrochemicals, acids, bases and solvents. It retains its performance profile at elevated temperatures up to +
Low viscosity, two-component epoxy has extended working life and low exotherm
Suitable for large castings, Master Bond EP21LVSP6 combines a low viscosity and low exotherm with a working life of 3 to 5 hours. It can also be used for bonding, sealing and coating applications in aerospace, electronic, electrical, optical and other specialty industries.
Study highlights new materials opportunities in microfluidic devices
The penetration rate and potential for materials used in microfluidic devices are presented in a report by Lyon, France-based Yole Développement. This new Yole Développement report provides a complete analysis of microfluidic device markets and technologies. Based on an accurate investigat
Specialist composites and defence systems business targets lightweight armour market
Morgan Advanced Materials – Composites and Defence Systems now incorporates the business formerly known as NP Aerospace, which specialises in composite systems for defence applications, including vehicle armour, combat helmets and body armour and a variety of commercial applications.
Flame retardant epoxy for potting and casting is room temperature curing
EP21FRNS-2 is a two-component, flame-resistant, epoxy System for potting, encapsulating and casting. It features a non-halogen filler and produces very low smoke levels, meeting the UL94V-0 flame retardant specification. Wide applicability is expected in the computer, aerospace and related industrie
Ceramic tile body supply options widened through spray drying
Mantec Technical Ceramics has announced an additional option to tile manufacturers as it widens its contract spray drying service. The company operates a Netzsch atomising spray dryer on a batching basis.
Video File: Addition-cured silicone meets specifications for biocompatibility and cytoxicity
Master Bond MasterSil 153Med is a two component, medical grade silicone adhesive that resists temperatures up to 400F. Formulated for medical device applications, MasterSil 153Med passes USP Class VI and ISO 10993-5 testing.
Video File: Two-component room temperature curing epoxy meets UL 94V-0
Featuring a non-halogen filler, Master Bond EP21FRNS-2 passes UL 94V-0 testing for flame retardancy in potting, encapsulation and casting applications. It produces very low smoke levels and is well suited for the computer, aerospace and related industries.
Super-heat magnesium oxide ceramics available as crucibles
Aremco's Super-Heat 502-676 Magnesium Oxide (MgO) ceramic crucibles are now available for processing ultra-high temperature refractory metals, slags and superconductor compounds to 4000F.
Electrically conductive urethane adhesive for hybrid circuits and surface mount
Intertronics announces Polytec PU 1000, an electrically conductive polyurethane which addresses applications in die attach, bonding of components in hybrid circuit applications and surface mount technology (SMT); areas where silver filled electrically conductive adhesives have been used for many dec
JEC Composites Exhibition: Formax announces company reorganisation and reveals R&D investment plan
As a measure to improve and facilitate future growth, Formax, the manufacturer of carbon fibre and speciality composite reinforcements, is announcing expansion plans and a new company organisation. Investment in Formax' R&D function will also be a focus as the company looks to strengthen its produc
High-performance piezoelectric material with high density and low porosity
Morgan Technical Ceramics is launching a new piezoelectric material. PZT5K1 is suitable for applications in the fields of scientific instrumentation, maritime, medical, energy harvesting and general industry. Usi
Fifth Annual HiPerNano Conference and Exhibition - solving engineering challenges with nanotechnology
The Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network (NanoKTN) announces details of its fifth annual HiPerNano conference and exhibition, taking place on 17 April 2013 in Birmingham, sponsored by The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). Early-bird rates are available until Friday 22 March 2013.
High purity magnesium oxide blocks for petrochem insulation
Morgan Technical Ceramics, which specialises in the design and manufacture of high purity magnesium oxide blocks for use in the petrochemical sector, has re-emphasised the importance of specifying materials that deliver a consistently high level of insulation performance.
Optically clear, two-component urethane-modified epoxy gel offers dimensional stability
Featuring softness and resilience, Master Bond Super Gel 9 is a urethane modified epoxy gel that can be employed in a variety of applications. Some of the most common include the encapsulation of sensitive electronic parts and sealing optical components. This multifunctional system is also widely us
Guide to material selection for rolling bearings
By offering a wide choice of materials and heat treatments for rolling bearings, performance and operating life can be optimised, even for the most demanding industrial applications, says Dr Steve Lacey, Engineering Manager at Schaeffler UK.
Lightweight insulation material protects oilfield living quarters against fire
FireMaster Marine Plus blanket, the new light-weight fire protection material from Morgan Thermal Ceramics, has been selected by contractors Apply Leirvik for use on the Living Quarters (LQ) module for the development of Statoil’s Gudrun field in Norway.
Visiongain: Global ceramic coatings market to be worth $5.98 billion in 2013
The ceramic coatings market is forecast by Visiongain to record solid growth over the next decade, as ceramic coatings become more popular. The Global High Performance Ceramic Coatings Market 2013-2023 report will be of value to current and future potential investors into the ceramic coatings indust
Powder metallurgy market to be dominated by emerging Asian countries
The global powder metallurgy market has been forecast to hit a value of nearly $26.5 billion by 2017, increasing from a valuation of $20.5 billion, recorded in 2012. This report, an update of an earlier report, has the goal of providing the most up-to-date information on the current status of the gl
Materials information management software embeds enterprise materials information experience
Granta Design has announced GRANTA MI Version 9, the latest version of its leading materials information management software, delivering a series of new tools based on extensive experience and feedback from enterprise implementations worldwide. This major annual release rolls-up all the upgrades and
Acoustic technique reveals structural information in nanoscale materials
Understanding where and how phase transitions occur is critical to developing new generations of the materials used in high-performance batteries, sensors, energy-harvesting devices, medical diagnostic equipment and other applications. But until now there was no good way to study and simultaneously
Short wavelength thermal imaging camera for metal processing features image-merging
Micro-Epsilon has launched a new compact, robust (IP67) short wavelength infrared thermal imaging camera, which is specifically designed to measure the surface temperature of hot metals, as well as ceramics and graphite.
Field enhanced sintering for low energy ceramics firing
Low energy technology pioneered in the heart of the UK’s ceramics industry has had a significant result. A world-first in the development of pioneering low-energy firing technology, based on so-called Field Enhanced Sintering is now a huge step closer after engineers and scientists working on the pr
Understanding the reinforcing ability of carbon nanotubes in ceramics
Researchers at the National Institute for Materials Science in Japan are exploring what is preventing the reinforcing ability of carbon nanotubes from being used in a ceramic matrix.
Industrial materials on display at Industrial Supply 2015
The on-going development of industrial materials for use in engineering components continues to drive growth in the global subcontracting sector. And that growth is coming not just from relatively new materials such as carbon reinforced or glass fibre reinforced plastics; surprising new applications
Inkjet printer uses standard industrial paints, could revolutionise manufacturing of cars, planes and appliances
UK-based research and development company TTP, has come up with an innovative new digital inkjet technology that is capable of printing with standard industrial paints. The TTP patented printhead design overcomes the limitations of existing inkjet printing processes, restricted by ink formulations a
Potting compounds for protecting electronic circuits
Potting compounds offer protection for electronic circuits. Master Bond has published a white paper covering the properties of the various options available.
Versatile active brazing alloy process for joining metals to ceramics
Morgan Advanced Materials has highlighted the benefits of its active brazing alloy (ABA) process to join metals to ceramics in a variety of applications where conventional metallisation and brazing are either costly or impractical.
Non-magnetic, high temperature resistant packaging for microelectronic components
Kyocera’s development of this innovative ceramic packaging is based on established HTCC technology (High Temperature Co-Fired Ceramics), which is currently used with specific non-magnetic piece parts and plating options. Kyocera is now presenting a new type of HTCC with platinum metallization on the
Thermally conductive, two-component epoxy passes medical device specifications
Master Bond EP21AOLV-2Med meets USP Class VI and ISO 10993-5 specifications for medical device applications. It is thermally conductive and a competent electrical insulator.
Application integrates materials knowledge with PLM
At the PTC Live Global event, Granta Design demonstrated a new materials data integration application for the PTC Windchill PLM system. This is the latest in the growing list of leading CAD, CAE, and PLM software supported by dedicated Granta MI:Materials Gateway applications.
Materials innovations forecast to play key role in armour protection for helicopters and boats
DSM Dyneema, the manufacturer of ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMwPE) fibre, branded as Dyneema, and a specialist in life protection materials and high-performance fibres, sees next-generation materials technologies as an important facet. This view is supported by industry experts who p
Q & A on corrosion-resistant coatings
Utsav Shah, Product Development Engineer at Master Bond answers questions about corrosion and corrosion resistant coatings. Shah has a background in Polymer Engineering, having earned a Masters degree in Material Science from University of Southern California.
Magnetostrictive materials optimised by multi-physics simulation
Materials that demonstrate different responses to varying external stimuli are known as "smart materials,’ and their discovery has led to the creation of products that perform on a whole new level. These engineered materials are developed to perform smarter and more efficiently than their predecess
Dedicated manufacturing unit established for vacuum brazing
Surface engineering specialist Tecvac has established a dedicated cell for production of complex components by vacuum brazing. The unit is designed to braze ′one-off’ and development components but also has the capacity to produce high volumes of commercial parts using vacuum furnaces of varyi
Printhead for advanced manufacturing delivers precise fluid control
At InPrint 2014 (8-10 April, Hannover Messe, Germany), inkjet technology developer Xaar launched the Xaar 1002 AMp printhead – the first in a new range of piezoelectric drop-on-demand printheads designed sp
Merger creates catalyst for further growth in advanced ceramic technologies
Morgan Advanced Materials and Magma Ceramics and Catalysts have come together to create a joint venture in the field of advanced ceramic and catalyst technology. It will see Morgan’s UK Fired Refractory Shapes business, based in Bromborough, merge with Magma Ceramics and Catalysts.
Space adhesives - low outgassing epoxy survives cryogenic shock
Master Bond has introduced a new two component epoxy adhesive/sealant for cryogenic applications. Called EP29LPSP, this compound is able to withstand temperatures as low as 4K. Additionally, it is able to resist cryogenic shocks (room temperature down to liquid helium temperatures in a 5-10 minute t
Advanced ceramics - selection factors for critical components
Dieter Steudtner, Sales Manager at Morgan Advanced Materials, gives designers and manufacturers an insight into advanced ceramic materials and their properties.
Safer and more sustainable materials for manufacturing
Manufacturing industries rely on a supply of raw materials; increasingly these are rare, expensive, difficult to source, and subject to regulation. A £10.3 million grant, awarded to researchers today by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) will be used to find safer, m
Four innovations areas for sustainable aviation include composites NDI
The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) will share its latest R&D initiatives for sustainable aviation at the Singapore Airshow 2014 at Changi Exhibition Centre, Booth D35 from 11-16 February. The innovations on display will focus on four key areas: aviation remanufacturing technolo
Toughened two-component epoxy is optically clear and resists thermal cycling
Master Bond EP38CL has been developed for bonding, sealing, coating and encapsulation applications that require toughness and durability. With a Shore D hardness exceeding 75, its toughness is a unique property that imparts resistance to rigorous thermal cycling, impact and mechanical shock.
Sonar materials pressed, fired and machined up to 45mm thickness
Thanks to a major breakthrough in the company’s manufacturing capabilities, Morgan Advanced Materials has launched a new range of large piezoelectric (
Multiferroics - magnetic properties influenced by electric voltage - open up new sensor prospects
In the extraordinary materials called "multiferroics’, electric and magnetic excitations are closely linked. Scientists at the Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien) have now shown in an experiment that magnetic properties and excitations can be influenced by an electric voltage. This opens up co
Large piezoelectric (PZT) ceramic blocks now available for defence and commercial sonar markets
Morgan Advanced Materials has launched a new range of large piezoelectric (PZT) ceramic blocks specifically for use in the d
Battery Manufacturing Conference highlights role of nanotechnology
The Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network held its one day Battery Manufacturing Conference at Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG), University of Warwick. Battery Manufacturing 2013 is sponsored and hosted by the WMG Centre High Value Manufacturing Catapult and features many of the UK battery indu
Stave-shaped ceramic components developed for defence and commercial sonar sectors
Sonar systems utilised by many of the world’s navies contain ceramic materials, where high acoustic transmission properties are required in low frequency environments. Morgan Advanced Materials announces the launch of its improved range of stave-shaped ceramic components for the defence and commerci
Tungsten-fibre-reinforced tungsten - a brittle material toughened
Tungsten is particularly suitable as material for highly stressed parts of a fusion vessel enclosing a hot fusion plasma, it being the metal with the highest melting point. A disadvantage, however, is its brittleness, which under stress makes it fragile and prone to damage. A novel, more resilient c
Thermally conductive two-component silicone meets UL 94V-0 spec for flame retardancy
In addition to typical silicone properties such as flexibility and high temperature resistance, Master Bond MasterSil 156 passes the rigorous UL 94V-0 tests for flame retardancy. This two part silicone system is addition cured and does not require exposure to air for complete cross-linking. It has a
Highly durable, optical thin film coatings for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)
Deposition Sciences presented ruggedised optical coatings for unmanned systems at AUVSI (Washington DC) in August. Extremely durable optical coatings include anti-reflection, infrared thin film coatings, dark mirrors, patterned optical filters, advanced multispectral optical filter assemblies, diele
Quartz-filled two-component epoxy features high temperature and chemical resistance
Master Bond Supreme 45HTQ is a thermally stable, two-component, quartz-filled epoxy system. It features exceptional abrasion and chemical resistant properties. It will withstand exposure to petrochemicals, acids, bases and solvents. It retains its performance profile at elevated temperatures up to +
Low viscosity, two-component epoxy has extended working life and low exotherm
Suitable for large castings, Master Bond EP21LVSP6 combines a low viscosity and low exotherm with a working life of 3 to 5 hours. It can also be used for bonding, sealing and coating applications in aerospace, electronic, electrical, optical and other specialty industries.
Study highlights new materials opportunities in microfluidic devices
The penetration rate and potential for materials used in microfluidic devices are presented in a report by Lyon, France-based Yole Développement. This new Yole Développement report provides a complete analysis of microfluidic device markets and technologies. Based on an accurate investigat
Specialist composites and defence systems business targets lightweight armour market
Morgan Advanced Materials – Composites and Defence Systems now incorporates the business formerly known as NP Aerospace, which specialises in composite systems for defence applications, including vehicle armour, combat helmets and body armour and a variety of commercial applications.
Flame retardant epoxy for potting and casting is room temperature curing
EP21FRNS-2 is a two-component, flame-resistant, epoxy System for potting, encapsulating and casting. It features a non-halogen filler and produces very low smoke levels, meeting the UL94V-0 flame retardant specification. Wide applicability is expected in the computer, aerospace and related industrie
Ceramic tile body supply options widened through spray drying
Mantec Technical Ceramics has announced an additional option to tile manufacturers as it widens its contract spray drying service. The company operates a Netzsch atomising spray dryer on a batching basis.
Video File: Addition-cured silicone meets specifications for biocompatibility and cytoxicity
Master Bond MasterSil 153Med is a two component, medical grade silicone adhesive that resists temperatures up to 400F. Formulated for medical device applications, MasterSil 153Med passes USP Class VI and ISO 10993-5 testing.
Video File: Two-component room temperature curing epoxy meets UL 94V-0
Featuring a non-halogen filler, Master Bond EP21FRNS-2 passes UL 94V-0 testing for flame retardancy in potting, encapsulation and casting applications. It produces very low smoke levels and is well suited for the computer, aerospace and related industries.
Super-heat magnesium oxide ceramics available as crucibles
Aremco's Super-Heat 502-676 Magnesium Oxide (MgO) ceramic crucibles are now available for processing ultra-high temperature refractory metals, slags and superconductor compounds to 4000F.
Electrically conductive urethane adhesive for hybrid circuits and surface mount
Intertronics announces Polytec PU 1000, an electrically conductive polyurethane which addresses applications in die attach, bonding of components in hybrid circuit applications and surface mount technology (SMT); areas where silver filled electrically conductive adhesives have been used for many dec
JEC Composites Exhibition: Formax announces company reorganisation and reveals R&D investment plan
As a measure to improve and facilitate future growth, Formax, the manufacturer of carbon fibre and speciality composite reinforcements, is announcing expansion plans and a new company organisation. Investment in Formax' R&D function will also be a focus as the company looks to strengthen its produc
High-performance piezoelectric material with high density and low porosity
Morgan Technical Ceramics is launching a new piezoelectric material. PZT5K1 is suitable for applications in the fields of scientific instrumentation, maritime, medical, energy harvesting and general industry. Usi
Fifth Annual HiPerNano Conference and Exhibition - solving engineering challenges with nanotechnology
The Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network (NanoKTN) announces details of its fifth annual HiPerNano conference and exhibition, taking place on 17 April 2013 in Birmingham, sponsored by The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). Early-bird rates are available until Friday 22 March 2013.
High purity magnesium oxide blocks for petrochem insulation
Morgan Technical Ceramics, which specialises in the design and manufacture of high purity magnesium oxide blocks for use in the petrochemical sector, has re-emphasised the importance of specifying materials that deliver a consistently high level of insulation performance.
Optically clear, two-component urethane-modified epoxy gel offers dimensional stability
Featuring softness and resilience, Master Bond Super Gel 9 is a urethane modified epoxy gel that can be employed in a variety of applications. Some of the most common include the encapsulation of sensitive electronic parts and sealing optical components. This multifunctional system is also widely us
Guide to material selection for rolling bearings
By offering a wide choice of materials and heat treatments for rolling bearings, performance and operating life can be optimised, even for the most demanding industrial applications, says Dr Steve Lacey, Engineering Manager at Schaeffler UK.
Lightweight insulation material protects oilfield living quarters against fire
FireMaster Marine Plus blanket, the new light-weight fire protection material from Morgan Thermal Ceramics, has been selected by contractors Apply Leirvik for use on the Living Quarters (LQ) module for the development of Statoil’s Gudrun field in Norway.
Visiongain: Global ceramic coatings market to be worth $5.98 billion in 2013
The ceramic coatings market is forecast by Visiongain to record solid growth over the next decade, as ceramic coatings become more popular. The Global High Performance Ceramic Coatings Market 2013-2023 report will be of value to current and future potential investors into the ceramic coatings indust
Powder metallurgy market to be dominated by emerging Asian countries
The global powder metallurgy market has been forecast to hit a value of nearly $26.5 billion by 2017, increasing from a valuation of $20.5 billion, recorded in 2012. This report, an update of an earlier report, has the goal of providing the most up-to-date information on the current status of the gl
Materials information management software embeds enterprise materials information experience
Granta Design has announced GRANTA MI Version 9, the latest version of its leading materials information management software, delivering a series of new tools based on extensive experience and feedback from enterprise implementations worldwide. This major annual release rolls-up all the upgrades and
Acoustic technique reveals structural information in nanoscale materials
Understanding where and how phase transitions occur is critical to developing new generations of the materials used in high-performance batteries, sensors, energy-harvesting devices, medical diagnostic equipment and other applications. But until now there was no good way to study and simultaneously
Short wavelength thermal imaging camera for metal processing features image-merging
Micro-Epsilon has launched a new compact, robust (IP67) short wavelength infrared thermal imaging camera, which is specifically designed to measure the surface temperature of hot metals, as well as ceramics and graphite.
Ceramics keep supersonic record challenger cool
Cooling a 135,000bhp, 1000mph car poses critical challenges for safety and performance that now, just six months ahead of the first run, the Bloodhound team is looking to solve.
Field enhanced sintering for low energy ceramics firing
Low energy technology pioneered in the heart of the UK’s ceramics industry has had a significant result. A world-first in the development of pioneering low-energy firing technology, based on so-called Field Enhanced Sintering is now a huge step closer after engineers and scientists working on the pr
Understanding the reinforcing ability of carbon nanotubes in ceramics
Researchers at the National Institute for Materials Science in Japan are exploring what is preventing the reinforcing ability of carbon nanotubes from being used in a ceramic matrix.
Industrial materials on display at Industrial Supply 2015
The on-going development of industrial materials for use in engineering components continues to drive growth in the global subcontracting sector. And that growth is coming not just from relatively new materials such as carbon reinforced or glass fibre reinforced plastics; surprising new applications
Inkjet printer uses standard industrial paints, could revolutionise manufacturing of cars, planes and appliances
UK-based research and development company TTP, has come up with an innovative new digital inkjet technology that is capable of printing with standard industrial paints. The TTP patented printhead design overcomes the limitations of existing inkjet printing processes, restricted by ink formulations a
Potting compounds for protecting electronic circuits
Potting compounds offer protection for electronic circuits. Master Bond has published a white paper covering the properties of the various options available.
Versatile active brazing alloy process for joining metals to ceramics
Morgan Advanced Materials has highlighted the benefits of its active brazing alloy (ABA) process to join metals to ceramics in a variety of applications where conventional metallisation and brazing are either costly or impractical.
Significant investment planned to expand CMC testing capacity
USA independent materials testing organization Element Materials Technology has announced plans for a major expansion of its Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMC) testing capacity. Expansion work at Element Cincinnati began in June, with Element anticipating completion before the end of 2014.
Non-magnetic, high temperature resistant packaging for microelectronic components
Kyocera’s development of this innovative ceramic packaging is based on established HTCC technology (High Temperature Co-Fired Ceramics), which is currently used with specific non-magnetic piece parts and plating options. Kyocera is now presenting a new type of HTCC with platinum metallization on the
Thermally conductive, two-component epoxy passes medical device specifications
Master Bond EP21AOLV-2Med meets USP Class VI and ISO 10993-5 specifications for medical device applications. It is thermally conductive and a competent electrical insulator.
Graphene-based flexible display produced for first time
A flexible display incorporating graphene in the pixel electronics has been successfully demonstrated by the Cambridge Graphene Centre and Plastic Logic, said to be the first time graphene has been used in a transistor-based flexible device.
Mullite ceramic in industrial waste converted to coating for aircraft turbines
A group of specialists from the Center for Research in Advanced Materials (Cimav), have developed nanostructured coatings capable of withstanding temperatures exceeding 1000C, which are used in aviation turbine components.
Application integrates materials knowledge with PLM
At the PTC Live Global event, Granta Design demonstrated a new materials data integration application for the PTC Windchill PLM system. This is the latest in the growing list of leading CAD, CAE, and PLM software supported by dedicated Granta MI:Materials Gateway applications.
Materials innovations forecast to play key role in armour protection for helicopters and boats
DSM Dyneema, the manufacturer of ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMwPE) fibre, branded as Dyneema, and a specialist in life protection materials and high-performance fibres, sees next-generation materials technologies as an important facet. This view is supported by industry experts who p
Q & A on corrosion-resistant coatings
Utsav Shah, Product Development Engineer at Master Bond answers questions about corrosion and corrosion resistant coatings. Shah has a background in Polymer Engineering, having earned a Masters degree in Material Science from University of Southern California.
Magnetostrictive materials optimised by multi-physics simulation
Materials that demonstrate different responses to varying external stimuli are known as "smart materials,’ and their discovery has led to the creation of products that perform on a whole new level. These engineered materials are developed to perform smarter and more efficiently than their predecess
Boron carbide produced by cheaper, purer, lower temperature process
Scientists at the University of Birmingham have developed a new method of producing boron carbide powder - one of the hardest materials on the planet - which uses lower temperatures and introduces fewer contaminants than current processing methods. Licensing partners are currently being sought by th
Dedicated manufacturing unit established for vacuum brazing
Surface engineering specialist Tecvac has established a dedicated cell for production of complex components by vacuum brazing. The unit is designed to braze ′one-off’ and development components but also has the capacity to produce high volumes of commercial parts using vacuum furnaces of varyi
Printhead for advanced manufacturing delivers precise fluid control
At InPrint 2014 (8-10 April, Hannover Messe, Germany), inkjet technology developer Xaar launched the Xaar 1002 AMp printhead – the first in a new range of piezoelectric drop-on-demand printheads designed sp
Merger creates catalyst for further growth in advanced ceramic technologies
Morgan Advanced Materials and Magma Ceramics and Catalysts have come together to create a joint venture in the field of advanced ceramic and catalyst technology. It will see Morgan’s UK Fired Refractory Shapes business, based in Bromborough, merge with Magma Ceramics and Catalysts.
Nanoparticle based coating for aircraft engines may triple service life
Researchers at University West in Sweden have started using nanoparticles in the heat-insulating surface layer that protects aircraft engines from heat. Such coatings are used on combustion chamber walls, inlet guide vanes, turbine blades and vanes, these being the so–called hot section components t
Space adhesives - low outgassing epoxy survives cryogenic shock
Master Bond has introduced a new two component epoxy adhesive/sealant for cryogenic applications. Called EP29LPSP, this compound is able to withstand temperatures as low as 4K. Additionally, it is able to resist cryogenic shocks (room temperature down to liquid helium temperatures in a 5-10 minute t
Adaptive phononic crystals produce vibration-damping sheet metal that never rattles
Researchers from Empa and ETH Zurich have succeeded in producing a prototype of a vibration-damping material that is not only able to damp vibrations completely, but it can also specifically conduct certain frequencies further. Although the "programmable material’ still only works in a one-dimension
Advanced ceramics - selection factors for critical components
Dieter Steudtner, Sales Manager at Morgan Advanced Materials, gives designers and manufacturers an insight into advanced ceramic materials and their properties.
Safer and more sustainable materials for manufacturing
Manufacturing industries rely on a supply of raw materials; increasingly these are rare, expensive, difficult to source, and subject to regulation. A £10.3 million grant, awarded to researchers today by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) will be used to find safer, m
Four innovations areas for sustainable aviation include composites NDI
The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) will share its latest R&D initiatives for sustainable aviation at the Singapore Airshow 2014 at Changi Exhibition Centre, Booth D35 from 11-16 February. The innovations on display will focus on four key areas: aviation remanufacturing technolo
Diverter dampers converted from mineral wool to high temperature insulation wool
When Esscano Power A/S wanted to improve its diverter damper insulation from mineral wool (rock wool) material, the company examined all the available alternatives, ultimately locating numerous online references to high-temperature insulation wool from Morgan Advanced Materials.
Ultra-light heat exchangers take the heat out of space flight
Breakthrough heat exchange technology is the driving force behind a new generation of engines with the ability to operate in space and the earth’s atmosphere. Chemical engineers can find out more about the SABRE engine from Dr Robert Bond, corporate programmes director at Reaction Engines, at a spec
Toughened two-component epoxy is optically clear and resists thermal cycling
Master Bond EP38CL has been developed for bonding, sealing, coating and encapsulation applications that require toughness and durability. With a Shore D hardness exceeding 75, its toughness is a unique property that imparts resistance to rigorous thermal cycling, impact and mechanical shock.
Sonar materials pressed, fired and machined up to 45mm thickness
Thanks to a major breakthrough in the company’s manufacturing capabilities, Morgan Advanced Materials has launched a new range of large piezoelectric (
Multiferroics - magnetic properties influenced by electric voltage - open up new sensor prospects
In the extraordinary materials called "multiferroics’, electric and magnetic excitations are closely linked. Scientists at the Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien) have now shown in an experiment that magnetic properties and excitations can be influenced by an electric voltage. This opens up co
Vanadium chemical supplier joins industry association
Riverside Specialty Chemicals has become an Associate Member of Vanitec, the global resource for vanadium technology research and education. Vanitec members include representatives of companies and organisations involved in the mining, processing, manufacture, research and use of vanadium and vanadi
Large piezoelectric (PZT) ceramic blocks now available for defence and commercial sonar markets
Morgan Advanced Materials has launched a new range of large piezoelectric (PZT) ceramic blocks specifically for use in the d
Battery Manufacturing Conference highlights role of nanotechnology
The Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network held its one day Battery Manufacturing Conference at Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG), University of Warwick. Battery Manufacturing 2013 is sponsored and hosted by the WMG Centre High Value Manufacturing Catapult and features many of the UK battery indu
Clamped, multi-modal PCBN combat tool insert shattering
High-performance cast-iron machining leads to extremely high mechanical and thermal loads. Conventional dimple-style clamps attempt to hold the cutting insert in place with direct point contact, which can break both clamp and insert under high pressure. Now, Beyond Shield from Kennametal provides a
Stave-shaped ceramic components developed for defence and commercial sonar sectors
Sonar systems utilised by many of the world’s navies contain ceramic materials, where high acoustic transmission properties are required in low frequency environments. Morgan Advanced Materials announces the launch of its improved range of stave-shaped ceramic components for the defence and commerci
Tungsten-fibre-reinforced tungsten - a brittle material toughened
Tungsten is particularly suitable as material for highly stressed parts of a fusion vessel enclosing a hot fusion plasma, it being the metal with the highest melting point. A disadvantage, however, is its brittleness, which under stress makes it fragile and prone to damage. A novel, more resilient c
Thermally conductive two-component silicone meets UL 94V-0 spec for flame retardancy
In addition to typical silicone properties such as flexibility and high temperature resistance, Master Bond MasterSil 156 passes the rigorous UL 94V-0 tests for flame retardancy. This two part silicone system is addition cured and does not require exposure to air for complete cross-linking. It has a
Crucible designed for aluminium smelting and holding
The Molten Metal Systems business of Morgan Advanced Materials has further extended its acclaimed Syncarb Z2 crucible family with the introduction of a new crucible designed to provide longer service life and increased energy savings for the aluminium processing industry.
Highly durable, optical thin film coatings for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)
Deposition Sciences presented ruggedised optical coatings for unmanned systems at AUVSI (Washington DC) in August. Extremely durable optical coatings include anti-reflection, infrared thin film coatings, dark mirrors, patterned optical filters, advanced multispectral optical filter assemblies, diele
Warp-knitted anti-ballistic aramid fabric for spall-liners
Teijin Aramid is launching a new anti-ballistic spall-liner solution at the DSEI show (London ExCel, September 10-13). The new fabric, Twaron T765, offers cost-effective ballistic protection in ground vehicles. It is ideal for protecting military vehicles in high-threat situations, but it can also p
Aluminium oxide ceramic the battery collar for next generation sodium metal halide batteries
Morgan Advanced Materials is supplying a range of critical components for GE Energy Storage’s high-performance Durathon Batteries. GE Energy Storage uses the battery modules to build complete energy storage systems for the telecom, energy management, power generation, grid operation, back-up and mot
Quartz-filled two-component epoxy features high temperature and chemical resistance
Master Bond Supreme 45HTQ is a thermally stable, two-component, quartz-filled epoxy system. It features exceptional abrasion and chemical resistant properties. It will withstand exposure to petrochemicals, acids, bases and solvents. It retains its performance profile at elevated temperatures up to +
Low viscosity, two-component epoxy has extended working life and low exotherm
Suitable for large castings, Master Bond EP21LVSP6 combines a low viscosity and low exotherm with a working life of 3 to 5 hours. It can also be used for bonding, sealing and coating applications in aerospace, electronic, electrical, optical and other specialty industries.
Study highlights new materials opportunities in microfluidic devices
The penetration rate and potential for materials used in microfluidic devices are presented in a report by Lyon, France-based Yole Développement. This new Yole Développement report provides a complete analysis of microfluidic device markets and technologies. Based on an accurate investigat
Specialist composites and defence systems business targets lightweight armour market
Morgan Advanced Materials – Composites and Defence Systems now incorporates the business formerly known as NP Aerospace, which specialises in composite systems for defence applications, including vehicle armour, combat helmets and body armour and a variety of commercial applications.
Ceramic insulators for industrial oil and gas burner igniters
Morgan Advanced Materials has announced a new capability to manufacture ceramic insulators for industrial oil and gas burner igniters. These insulators can also be used for a range of other industrial applications such as fuses, precision electrical resistors and cartridge heaters.
Materials information management software embeds enterprise materials information experience
Granta Design has announced GRANTA MI Version 9, the latest version of its leading materials information management software, delivering a series of new tools based on extensive experience and feedback from enterprise implementations worldwide. This major annual release rolls-up all the upgrades and
Acoustic technique reveals structural information in nanoscale materials
Understanding where and how phase transitions occur is critical to developing new generations of the materials used in high-performance batteries, sensors, energy-harvesting devices, medical diagnostic equipment and other applications. But until now there was no good way to study and simultaneously
Short wavelength thermal imaging camera for metal processing features image-merging
Micro-Epsilon has launched a new compact, robust (IP67) short wavelength infrared thermal imaging camera, which is specifically designed to measure the surface temperature of hot metals, as well as ceramics and graphite.
Ceramics keep supersonic record challenger cool
Cooling a 135,000bhp, 1000mph car poses critical challenges for safety and performance that now, just six months ahead of the first run, the Bloodhound team is looking to solve.
Field enhanced sintering for low energy ceramics firing
Low energy technology pioneered in the heart of the UK’s ceramics industry has had a significant result. A world-first in the development of pioneering low-energy firing technology, based on so-called Field Enhanced Sintering is now a huge step closer after engineers and scientists working on the pr
Understanding the reinforcing ability of carbon nanotubes in ceramics
Researchers at the National Institute for Materials Science in Japan are exploring what is preventing the reinforcing ability of carbon nanotubes from being used in a ceramic matrix.
Industrial materials on display at Industrial Supply 2015
The on-going development of industrial materials for use in engineering components continues to drive growth in the global subcontracting sector. And that growth is coming not just from relatively new materials such as carbon reinforced or glass fibre reinforced plastics; surprising new applications
Inkjet printer uses standard industrial paints, could revolutionise manufacturing of cars, planes and appliances
UK-based research and development company TTP, has come up with an innovative new digital inkjet technology that is capable of printing with standard industrial paints. The TTP patented printhead design overcomes the limitations of existing inkjet printing processes, restricted by ink formulations a
Potting compounds for protecting electronic circuits
Potting compounds offer protection for electronic circuits. Master Bond has published a white paper covering the properties of the various options available.
Versatile active brazing alloy process for joining metals to ceramics
Morgan Advanced Materials has highlighted the benefits of its active brazing alloy (ABA) process to join metals to ceramics in a variety of applications where conventional metallisation and brazing are either costly or impractical.
Significant investment planned to expand CMC testing capacity
USA independent materials testing organization Element Materials Technology has announced plans for a major expansion of its Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMC) testing capacity. Expansion work at Element Cincinnati began in June, with Element anticipating completion before the end of 2014.
Non-magnetic, high temperature resistant packaging for microelectronic components
Kyocera’s development of this innovative ceramic packaging is based on established HTCC technology (High Temperature Co-Fired Ceramics), which is currently used with specific non-magnetic piece parts and plating options. Kyocera is now presenting a new type of HTCC with platinum metallization on the
Thermally conductive, two-component epoxy passes medical device specifications
Master Bond EP21AOLV-2Med meets USP Class VI and ISO 10993-5 specifications for medical device applications. It is thermally conductive and a competent electrical insulator.
Graphene-based flexible display produced for first time
A flexible display incorporating graphene in the pixel electronics has been successfully demonstrated by the Cambridge Graphene Centre and Plastic Logic, said to be the first time graphene has been used in a transistor-based flexible device.
Mullite ceramic in industrial waste converted to coating for aircraft turbines
A group of specialists from the Center for Research in Advanced Materials (Cimav), have developed nanostructured coatings capable of withstanding temperatures exceeding 1000C, which are used in aviation turbine components.
Application integrates materials knowledge with PLM
At the PTC Live Global event, Granta Design demonstrated a new materials data integration application for the PTC Windchill PLM system. This is the latest in the growing list of leading CAD, CAE, and PLM software supported by dedicated Granta MI:Materials Gateway applications.
Materials innovations forecast to play key role in armour protection for helicopters and boats
DSM Dyneema, the manufacturer of ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMwPE) fibre, branded as Dyneema, and a specialist in life protection materials and high-performance fibres, sees next-generation materials technologies as an important facet. This view is supported by industry experts who p
Q & A on corrosion-resistant coatings
Utsav Shah, Product Development Engineer at Master Bond answers questions about corrosion and corrosion resistant coatings. Shah has a background in Polymer Engineering, having earned a Masters degree in Material Science from University of Southern California.
Magnetostrictive materials optimised by multi-physics simulation
Materials that demonstrate different responses to varying external stimuli are known as "smart materials,’ and their discovery has led to the creation of products that perform on a whole new level. These engineered materials are developed to perform smarter and more efficiently than their predecess
Boron carbide produced by cheaper, purer, lower temperature process
Scientists at the University of Birmingham have developed a new method of producing boron carbide powder - one of the hardest materials on the planet - which uses lower temperatures and introduces fewer contaminants than current processing methods. Licensing partners are currently being sought by th
Dedicated manufacturing unit established for vacuum brazing
Surface engineering specialist Tecvac has established a dedicated cell for production of complex components by vacuum brazing. The unit is designed to braze ′one-off’ and development components but also has the capacity to produce high volumes of commercial parts using vacuum furnaces of varyi
Printhead for advanced manufacturing delivers precise fluid control
At InPrint 2014 (8-10 April, Hannover Messe, Germany), inkjet technology developer Xaar launched the Xaar 1002 AMp printhead – the first in a new range of piezoelectric drop-on-demand printheads designed sp
Merger creates catalyst for further growth in advanced ceramic technologies
Morgan Advanced Materials and Magma Ceramics and Catalysts have come together to create a joint venture in the field of advanced ceramic and catalyst technology. It will see Morgan’s UK Fired Refractory Shapes business, based in Bromborough, merge with Magma Ceramics and Catalysts.
Nanoparticle based coating for aircraft engines may triple service life
Researchers at University West in Sweden have started using nanoparticles in the heat-insulating surface layer that protects aircraft engines from heat. Such coatings are used on combustion chamber walls, inlet guide vanes, turbine blades and vanes, these being the so–called hot section components t
Space adhesives - low outgassing epoxy survives cryogenic shock
Master Bond has introduced a new two component epoxy adhesive/sealant for cryogenic applications. Called EP29LPSP, this compound is able to withstand temperatures as low as 4K. Additionally, it is able to resist cryogenic shocks (room temperature down to liquid helium temperatures in a 5-10 minute t
Adaptive phononic crystals produce vibration-damping sheet metal that never rattles
Researchers from Empa and ETH Zurich have succeeded in producing a prototype of a vibration-damping material that is not only able to damp vibrations completely, but it can also specifically conduct certain frequencies further. Although the "programmable material’ still only works in a one-dimension
Advanced ceramics - selection factors for critical components
Dieter Steudtner, Sales Manager at Morgan Advanced Materials, gives designers and manufacturers an insight into advanced ceramic materials and their properties.
Safer and more sustainable materials for manufacturing
Manufacturing industries rely on a supply of raw materials; increasingly these are rare, expensive, difficult to source, and subject to regulation. A £10.3 million grant, awarded to researchers today by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) will be used to find safer, m
Four innovations areas for sustainable aviation include composites NDI
The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) will share its latest R&D initiatives for sustainable aviation at the Singapore Airshow 2014 at Changi Exhibition Centre, Booth D35 from 11-16 February. The innovations on display will focus on four key areas: aviation remanufacturing technolo
Diverter dampers converted from mineral wool to high temperature insulation wool
When Esscano Power A/S wanted to improve its diverter damper insulation from mineral wool (rock wool) material, the company examined all the available alternatives, ultimately locating numerous online references to high-temperature insulation wool from Morgan Advanced Materials.
Ultra-light heat exchangers take the heat out of space flight
Breakthrough heat exchange technology is the driving force behind a new generation of engines with the ability to operate in space and the earth’s atmosphere. Chemical engineers can find out more about the SABRE engine from Dr Robert Bond, corporate programmes director at Reaction Engines, at a spec
Toughened two-component epoxy is optically clear and resists thermal cycling
Master Bond EP38CL has been developed for bonding, sealing, coating and encapsulation applications that require toughness and durability. With a Shore D hardness exceeding 75, its toughness is a unique property that imparts resistance to rigorous thermal cycling, impact and mechanical shock.
Sonar materials pressed, fired and machined up to 45mm thickness
Thanks to a major breakthrough in the company’s manufacturing capabilities, Morgan Advanced Materials has launched a new range of large piezoelectric (
Multiferroics - magnetic properties influenced by electric voltage - open up new sensor prospects
In the extraordinary materials called "multiferroics’, electric and magnetic excitations are closely linked. Scientists at the Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien) have now shown in an experiment that magnetic properties and excitations can be influenced by an electric voltage. This opens up co
Vanadium chemical supplier joins industry association
Riverside Specialty Chemicals has become an Associate Member of Vanitec, the global resource for vanadium technology research and education. Vanitec members include representatives of companies and organisations involved in the mining, processing, manufacture, research and use of vanadium and vanadi
Large piezoelectric (PZT) ceramic blocks now available for defence and commercial sonar markets
Morgan Advanced Materials has launched a new range of large piezoelectric (PZT) ceramic blocks specifically for use in the d
Battery Manufacturing Conference highlights role of nanotechnology
The Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network held its one day Battery Manufacturing Conference at Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG), University of Warwick. Battery Manufacturing 2013 is sponsored and hosted by the WMG Centre High Value Manufacturing Catapult and features many of the UK battery indu
Clamped, multi-modal PCBN combat tool insert shattering
High-performance cast-iron machining leads to extremely high mechanical and thermal loads. Conventional dimple-style clamps attempt to hold the cutting insert in place with direct point contact, which can break both clamp and insert under high pressure. Now, Beyond Shield from Kennametal provides a
Stave-shaped ceramic components developed for defence and commercial sonar sectors
Sonar systems utilised by many of the world’s navies contain ceramic materials, where high acoustic transmission properties are required in low frequency environments. Morgan Advanced Materials announces the launch of its improved range of stave-shaped ceramic components for the defence and commerci
Tungsten-fibre-reinforced tungsten - a brittle material toughened
Tungsten is particularly suitable as material for highly stressed parts of a fusion vessel enclosing a hot fusion plasma, it being the metal with the highest melting point. A disadvantage, however, is its brittleness, which under stress makes it fragile and prone to damage. A novel, more resilient c
Thermally conductive two-component silicone meets UL 94V-0 spec for flame retardancy
In addition to typical silicone properties such as flexibility and high temperature resistance, Master Bond MasterSil 156 passes the rigorous UL 94V-0 tests for flame retardancy. This two part silicone system is addition cured and does not require exposure to air for complete cross-linking. It has a
Crucible designed for aluminium smelting and holding
The Molten Metal Systems business of Morgan Advanced Materials has further extended its acclaimed Syncarb Z2 crucible family with the introduction of a new crucible designed to provide longer service life and increased energy savings for the aluminium processing industry.
Highly durable, optical thin film coatings for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)
Deposition Sciences presented ruggedised optical coatings for unmanned systems at AUVSI (Washington DC) in August. Extremely durable optical coatings include anti-reflection, infrared thin film coatings, dark mirrors, patterned optical filters, advanced multispectral optical filter assemblies, diele
Warp-knitted anti-ballistic aramid fabric for spall-liners
Teijin Aramid is launching a new anti-ballistic spall-liner solution at the DSEI show (London ExCel, September 10-13). The new fabric, Twaron T765, offers cost-effective ballistic protection in ground vehicles. It is ideal for protecting military vehicles in high-threat situations, but it can also p
Aluminium oxide ceramic the battery collar for next generation sodium metal halide batteries
Morgan Advanced Materials is supplying a range of critical components for GE Energy Storage’s high-performance Durathon Batteries. GE Energy Storage uses the battery modules to build complete energy storage systems for the telecom, energy management, power generation, grid operation, back-up and mot
Quartz-filled two-component epoxy features high temperature and chemical resistance
Master Bond Supreme 45HTQ is a thermally stable, two-component, quartz-filled epoxy system. It features exceptional abrasion and chemical resistant properties. It will withstand exposure to petrochemicals, acids, bases and solvents. It retains its performance profile at elevated temperatures up to +
Low viscosity, two-component epoxy has extended working life and low exotherm
Suitable for large castings, Master Bond EP21LVSP6 combines a low viscosity and low exotherm with a working life of 3 to 5 hours. It can also be used for bonding, sealing and coating applications in aerospace, electronic, electrical, optical and other specialty industries.
Study highlights new materials opportunities in microfluidic devices
The penetration rate and potential for materials used in microfluidic devices are presented in a report by Lyon, France-based Yole Développement. This new Yole Développement report provides a complete analysis of microfluidic device markets and technologies. Based on an accurate investigat
Specialist composites and defence systems business targets lightweight armour market
Morgan Advanced Materials – Composites and Defence Systems now incorporates the business formerly known as NP Aerospace, which specialises in composite systems for defence applications, including vehicle armour, combat helmets and body armour and a variety of commercial applications.
Ceramic insulators for industrial oil and gas burner igniters
Morgan Advanced Materials has announced a new capability to manufacture ceramic insulators for industrial oil and gas burner igniters. These insulators can also be used for a range of other industrial applications such as fuses, precision electrical resistors and cartridge heaters.
Advanced thermal system to process battery materials
Harper International, world leader in custom thermal processing solutions for advanced materials, has been awarded a contract for a high volume Rotary furnace system by Prayon, headquartered in Belgium. The innovative reactor will be used for drying and calcining of Prayon’s advanced iron phosphate
Materials information management software embeds enterprise materials information experience
Granta Design has announced GRANTA MI Version 9, the latest version of its leading materials information management software, delivering a series of new tools based on extensive experience and feedback from enterprise implementations worldwide. This major annual release rolls-up all the upgrades and
Acoustic technique reveals structural information in nanoscale materials
Understanding where and how phase transitions occur is critical to developing new generations of the materials used in high-performance batteries, sensors, energy-harvesting devices, medical diagnostic equipment and other applications. But until now there was no good way to study and simultaneously
Short wavelength thermal imaging camera for metal processing features image-merging
Micro-Epsilon has launched a new compact, robust (IP67) short wavelength infrared thermal imaging camera, which is specifically designed to measure the surface temperature of hot metals, as well as ceramics and graphite.
Ceramics keep supersonic record challenger cool
Cooling a 135,000bhp, 1000mph car poses critical challenges for safety and performance that now, just six months ahead of the first run, the Bloodhound team is looking to solve.
Composites for next generation combustion engines?
By the year 2020 the first cylinder housings manufactured from polymer composite materials will be introduced into passenger car and motorcycle engines, replacing the aluminium components currently in use, predicts SBHPP High Performance Plastics, a business unit of Sumitomo Bakelite.
Materials information can be accessed twice as fast
Granta Design has announced further major performance, deployment, and functional enhancements to its Granta MI Version 8.1 system for enterprise materials information management, including enabling users to access data twice as fast.
Non-toxic thermal fluid makes solar energy more efficient
Thermal fluid specialist Global Heat Transfer has launched its first non toxic heat transfer fluid for solar applications, Globaltherm Omnipure. The new, high performance, thermal fluid also boasts low flammability, making solar applications safer, while also reducing insurance and maintenance costs
Field enhanced sintering for low energy ceramics firing
Low energy technology pioneered in the heart of the UK’s ceramics industry has had a significant result. A world-first in the development of pioneering low-energy firing technology, based on so-called Field Enhanced Sintering is now a huge step closer after engineers and scientists working on the pr
Cobalt-oxide mesoporous nanospheres key to longer life auto batteries
Lithium-ion batteries power our phones, laptops, and many other portable electronic devices. But there are limitations inherent in current lithium-ion technology that prevent them from being used more widely in electric vehicles and other high-power applications.
Automotive EMI shielding: silicone gels enable lighter structures
Although EMI and thermal issues have been prevalent in the military and aerospace sectors for many years, the rapid development and evolution of both automotive electronics and vehicle electric drive systems means that Chomerics is witnessing increasing numbers of automotive industry customers seeki
Transforming food waste into graphene and renewable hydrogen
The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) is leading a European collaborative project that aims to transform food waste into a sustainable source of significant economic added value - namely graphene and renewable hydrogen. The project titled ′PlasCarb’ will transform biogas generated by the ana
Technical report highlights main factors affecting steel industry energy consumption
The World Steel Association has published a technical report on energy use in the steel industry. The report is the result of a project supported by member companies and associations and the outcome contains current performance data from operating plants. The public report is now available for purch
Understanding the reinforcing ability of carbon nanotubes in ceramics
Researchers at the National Institute for Materials Science in Japan are exploring what is preventing the reinforcing ability of carbon nanotubes from being used in a ceramic matrix.
Hybrid multiferroics for improved data storage and new wireless applications
To exploit and control magnetism, technology often relies on electromagnets, which limit hardware configurations due to their size and energy consumption. As an alternative, scientists are beginning to develop hybrid nanomaterials that are responsive to both electric and magnetic fields. These mater
Industrial materials on display at Industrial Supply 2015
The on-going development of industrial materials for use in engineering components continues to drive growth in the global subcontracting sector. And that growth is coming not just from relatively new materials such as carbon reinforced or glass fibre reinforced plastics; surprising new applications
Inkjet printer uses standard industrial paints, could revolutionise manufacturing of cars, planes and appliances
UK-based research and development company TTP, has come up with an innovative new digital inkjet technology that is capable of printing with standard industrial paints. The TTP patented printhead design overcomes the limitations of existing inkjet printing processes, restricted by ink formulations a
Potting compounds for protecting electronic circuits
Potting compounds offer protection for electronic circuits. Master Bond has published a white paper covering the properties of the various options available.
Versatile active brazing alloy process for joining metals to ceramics
Morgan Advanced Materials has highlighted the benefits of its active brazing alloy (ABA) process to join metals to ceramics in a variety of applications where conventional metallisation and brazing are either costly or impractical.
Selective brush plating for industrial applications
"Why take the surface to the tank when you can take the tank to the surface?’ is the idea on which the portable, selective brush plating process is based. Derek Vanek of SIFCO Applied Surface Concepts (ASC) - part of Norman Hay - discusses the application benefits and possibilities of selective pla
Significant investment planned to expand CMC testing capacity
USA independent materials testing organization Element Materials Technology has announced plans for a major expansion of its Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMC) testing capacity. Expansion work at Element Cincinnati began in June, with Element anticipating completion before the end of 2014.
Non-magnetic, high temperature resistant packaging for microelectronic components
Kyocera’s development of this innovative ceramic packaging is based on established HTCC technology (High Temperature Co-Fired Ceramics), which is currently used with specific non-magnetic piece parts and plating options. Kyocera is now presenting a new type of HTCC with platinum metallization on the
Aluminium Middle East show highlights industry’s main trends
Globalisation, market dynamics, environment and energy prices are redrawing the world aluminium industry map, with the Middle East in general and the Arabian Gulf countries in particular emerging as the potential winners of the new business paradigm. These so-called mega trends, along with the oppor
For electronics beyond silicon, correlated oxides emerge
Using a quantum material called a correlated oxide, Harvard researchers have achieved a reversible change in electrical resistance of eight orders of magnitude, a result the researchers are calling "colossal.’ In short, they have engineered this material to perform comparably with the bes
Thermally conductive, two-component epoxy passes medical device specifications
Master Bond EP21AOLV-2Med meets USP Class VI and ISO 10993-5 specifications for medical device applications. It is thermally conductive and a competent electrical insulator.
Graphene-based flexible display produced for first time
A flexible display incorporating graphene in the pixel electronics has been successfully demonstrated by the Cambridge Graphene Centre and Plastic Logic, said to be the first time graphene has been used in a transistor-based flexible device.
Mullite ceramic in industrial waste converted to coating for aircraft turbines
A group of specialists from the Center for Research in Advanced Materials (Cimav), have developed nanostructured coatings capable of withstanding temperatures exceeding 1000C, which are used in aviation turbine components.
Functional materials for supercapacitors "becoming a $5bn market by 2025"
IDTechEx Research’s brand new report, Functional Materials for Supercapacitors/Ultracapacitors/EDLC 2015-2025, forecasts that the functional materials for supercapacitors market will reach $5 billion before 2025.
Neutron scattering experiment resolves a contentious superconducting issue
Scientists around the globe are trying to understand the phenomenon of loss-free electric power transmission by high-temperature superconductors. Materials that exhibit this effect at room temperature would bear huge technical potential. Recently symmetry changes in the electronic phases of high-tem
Application integrates materials knowledge with PLM
At the PTC Live Global event, Granta Design demonstrated a new materials data integration application for the PTC Windchill PLM system. This is the latest in the growing list of leading CAD, CAE, and PLM software supported by dedicated Granta MI:Materials Gateway applications.
Automotive conference to address growing sector demand for aluminium
Leading figures from the British automotive industry will discuss the growing demand for aluminium amongst carmakers at a special conference in Birmingham this autumn. The conference is being organised by ALFED, the Aluminium Federation, supported by Jaguar Land Rover and the SMMT. Sessions will cov
Materials innovations forecast to play key role in armour protection for helicopters and boats
DSM Dyneema, the manufacturer of ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMwPE) fibre, branded as Dyneema, and a specialist in life protection materials and high-performance fibres, sees next-generation materials technologies as an important facet. This view is supported by industry experts who p
Bending helps to control nanomaterials
A new remedy has been found to tackle the difficulty of controlling layered nanomaterials - control can be improved by simply bending the material!! The research was funded by the Academy of Finland and used the computational resources of the Finnish IT Center for Science (CSC).
Q & A on corrosion-resistant coatings
Utsav Shah, Product Development Engineer at Master Bond answers questions about corrosion and corrosion resistant coatings. Shah has a background in Polymer Engineering, having earned a Masters degree in Material Science from University of Southern California.
Opto-digital microscopy in quality assurance materials testing
The Olympus DSX500 opto-digital light microscope has transformed the way Dortmund-based SGS Institut Fresenius GmbH (a subsidiary of the SGS Group) undertakes a diverse range of quality assurance tasks in the automotive, aerospace and medical technology sectors.
Magnetostrictive materials optimised by multi-physics simulation
Materials that demonstrate different responses to varying external stimuli are known as "smart materials,’ and their discovery has led to the creation of products that perform on a whole new level. These engineered materials are developed to perform smarter and more efficiently than their predecess
Boron carbide produced by cheaper, purer, lower temperature process
Scientists at the University of Birmingham have developed a new method of producing boron carbide powder - one of the hardest materials on the planet - which uses lower temperatures and introduces fewer contaminants than current processing methods. Licensing partners are currently being sought by th
Dedicated manufacturing unit established for vacuum brazing
Surface engineering specialist Tecvac has established a dedicated cell for production of complex components by vacuum brazing. The unit is designed to braze ′one-off’ and development components but also has the capacity to produce high volumes of commercial parts using vacuum furnaces of varyi
Printhead for advanced manufacturing delivers precise fluid control
At InPrint 2014 (8-10 April, Hannover Messe, Germany), inkjet technology developer Xaar launched the Xaar 1002 AMp printhead – the first in a new range of piezoelectric drop-on-demand printheads designed sp
Merger creates catalyst for further growth in advanced ceramic technologies
Morgan Advanced Materials and Magma Ceramics and Catalysts have come together to create a joint venture in the field of advanced ceramic and catalyst technology. It will see Morgan’s UK Fired Refractory Shapes business, based in Bromborough, merge with Magma Ceramics and Catalysts.
Russian investment in aluminium-zirconia wire rod production
UC Rusal announces investment of over USD5.5 million in aluminium-zirconia wire rod production. The first samples of high-tech products have already been certified by consumers.
Nanoparticle based coating for aircraft engines may triple service life
Researchers at University West in Sweden have started using nanoparticles in the heat-insulating surface layer that protects aircraft engines from heat. Such coatings are used on combustion chamber walls, inlet guide vanes, turbine blades and vanes, these being the so–called hot section components t
Space adhesives - low outgassing epoxy survives cryogenic shock
Master Bond has introduced a new two component epoxy adhesive/sealant for cryogenic applications. Called EP29LPSP, this compound is able to withstand temperatures as low as 4K. Additionally, it is able to resist cryogenic shocks (room temperature down to liquid helium temperatures in a 5-10 minute t
Solar Rotational Moulding (SRM) uses sun-tracking mirrors
LightManufacturing LLC, a solar thermal technology company, has announced a US patent covering the use of concentrated solar thermal energy for moulding plastic.
Surface coating company secures strategic supply agreement with major engineering company
Hardide Coatings, provider of advanced surface coating technology, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a Strategic Supply Agreement with the General Electric Company Inc.(GE).
Strontium nitrate potential alternative to silicon for microelectronic devices?
Usually, microelectronic devices are made of silicon or similar semiconductors. Recently, the electronic properties of metal oxides have become quite interesting. These materials are more complex, yet offer a broader range of possibilities to tune their properties. An important breakthrough has now
Adaptive phononic crystals produce vibration-damping sheet metal that never rattles
Researchers from Empa and ETH Zurich have succeeded in producing a prototype of a vibration-damping material that is not only able to damp vibrations completely, but it can also specifically conduct certain frequencies further. Although the "programmable material’ still only works in a one-dimension
Bus model just the ticket
BAe Systems used Ogle Models & Prototypes to fulfil a tight deadline for producing a high spec, interactive exhibition model that was to highlight the company's HybriDrive Series propulsion systems to bus manufactures and operators at a large show in Geneva.
Plans to recycle rare earth metals using high temperature electrolysis
Rare earth metals are important components in green energy products such as wind turbines and eco-cars. But the scarcity of these metals is worrying the EU. Among the technologies being investigated is high temperature electrolysis.
Boeing announces location of 777X Composite Wing Centre
Boeing has announced that its Everett, Washington site will be the location for a new composite wing centre for the 777X programme. It will be located north of the Everett factory. The new jets will be available in two variants, resized versions of the current 777-300ER, with "ultra-long range capab
Advanced thermal system to process battery materials
Harper International, world leader in custom thermal processing solutions for advanced materials, has been awarded a contract for a high volume Rotary furnace system by Prayon, headquartered in Belgium. The innovative reactor will be used for drying and calcining of Prayon’s advanced iron phosphate
Materials information management software embeds enterprise materials information experience
Granta Design has announced GRANTA MI Version 9, the latest version of its leading materials information management software, delivering a series of new tools based on extensive experience and feedback from enterprise implementations worldwide. This major annual release rolls-up all the upgrades and
Acoustic technique reveals structural information in nanoscale materials
Understanding where and how phase transitions occur is critical to developing new generations of the materials used in high-performance batteries, sensors, energy-harvesting devices, medical diagnostic equipment and other applications. But until now there was no good way to study and simultaneously
Short wavelength thermal imaging camera for metal processing features image-merging
Micro-Epsilon has launched a new compact, robust (IP67) short wavelength infrared thermal imaging camera, which is specifically designed to measure the surface temperature of hot metals, as well as ceramics and graphite.
Ceramics keep supersonic record challenger cool
Cooling a 135,000bhp, 1000mph car poses critical challenges for safety and performance that now, just six months ahead of the first run, the Bloodhound team is looking to solve.
Composites for next generation combustion engines?
By the year 2020 the first cylinder housings manufactured from polymer composite materials will be introduced into passenger car and motorcycle engines, replacing the aluminium components currently in use, predicts SBHPP High Performance Plastics, a business unit of Sumitomo Bakelite.
Materials information can be accessed twice as fast
Granta Design has announced further major performance, deployment, and functional enhancements to its Granta MI Version 8.1 system for enterprise materials information management, including enabling users to access data twice as fast.
Non-toxic thermal fluid makes solar energy more efficient
Thermal fluid specialist Global Heat Transfer has launched its first non toxic heat transfer fluid for solar applications, Globaltherm Omnipure. The new, high performance, thermal fluid also boasts low flammability, making solar applications safer, while also reducing insurance and maintenance costs
Field enhanced sintering for low energy ceramics firing
Low energy technology pioneered in the heart of the UK’s ceramics industry has had a significant result. A world-first in the development of pioneering low-energy firing technology, based on so-called Field Enhanced Sintering is now a huge step closer after engineers and scientists working on the pr
Cobalt-oxide mesoporous nanospheres key to longer life auto batteries
Lithium-ion batteries power our phones, laptops, and many other portable electronic devices. But there are limitations inherent in current lithium-ion technology that prevent them from being used more widely in electric vehicles and other high-power applications.
Automotive EMI shielding: silicone gels enable lighter structures
Although EMI and thermal issues have been prevalent in the military and aerospace sectors for many years, the rapid development and evolution of both automotive electronics and vehicle electric drive systems means that Chomerics is witnessing increasing numbers of automotive industry customers seeki
Transforming food waste into graphene and renewable hydrogen
The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) is leading a European collaborative project that aims to transform food waste into a sustainable source of significant economic added value - namely graphene and renewable hydrogen. The project titled ′PlasCarb’ will transform biogas generated by the ana
Technical report highlights main factors affecting steel industry energy consumption
The World Steel Association has published a technical report on energy use in the steel industry. The report is the result of a project supported by member companies and associations and the outcome contains current performance data from operating plants. The public report is now available for purch
Understanding the reinforcing ability of carbon nanotubes in ceramics
Researchers at the National Institute for Materials Science in Japan are exploring what is preventing the reinforcing ability of carbon nanotubes from being used in a ceramic matrix.
Hybrid multiferroics for improved data storage and new wireless applications
To exploit and control magnetism, technology often relies on electromagnets, which limit hardware configurations due to their size and energy consumption. As an alternative, scientists are beginning to develop hybrid nanomaterials that are responsive to both electric and magnetic fields. These mater
Industrial materials on display at Industrial Supply 2015
The on-going development of industrial materials for use in engineering components continues to drive growth in the global subcontracting sector. And that growth is coming not just from relatively new materials such as carbon reinforced or glass fibre reinforced plastics; surprising new applications
Inkjet printer uses standard industrial paints, could revolutionise manufacturing of cars, planes and appliances
UK-based research and development company TTP, has come up with an innovative new digital inkjet technology that is capable of printing with standard industrial paints. The TTP patented printhead design overcomes the limitations of existing inkjet printing processes, restricted by ink formulations a
Potting compounds for protecting electronic circuits
Potting compounds offer protection for electronic circuits. Master Bond has published a white paper covering the properties of the various options available.
Versatile active brazing alloy process for joining metals to ceramics
Morgan Advanced Materials has highlighted the benefits of its active brazing alloy (ABA) process to join metals to ceramics in a variety of applications where conventional metallisation and brazing are either costly or impractical.
Selective brush plating for industrial applications
"Why take the surface to the tank when you can take the tank to the surface?’ is the idea on which the portable, selective brush plating process is based. Derek Vanek of SIFCO Applied Surface Concepts (ASC) - part of Norman Hay - discusses the application benefits and possibilities of selective pla
Significant investment planned to expand CMC testing capacity
USA independent materials testing organization Element Materials Technology has announced plans for a major expansion of its Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMC) testing capacity. Expansion work at Element Cincinnati began in June, with Element anticipating completion before the end of 2014.
Non-magnetic, high temperature resistant packaging for microelectronic components
Kyocera’s development of this innovative ceramic packaging is based on established HTCC technology (High Temperature Co-Fired Ceramics), which is currently used with specific non-magnetic piece parts and plating options. Kyocera is now presenting a new type of HTCC with platinum metallization on the
Aluminium Middle East show highlights industry’s main trends
Globalisation, market dynamics, environment and energy prices are redrawing the world aluminium industry map, with the Middle East in general and the Arabian Gulf countries in particular emerging as the potential winners of the new business paradigm. These so-called mega trends, along with the oppor
For electronics beyond silicon, correlated oxides emerge
Using a quantum material called a correlated oxide, Harvard researchers have achieved a reversible change in electrical resistance of eight orders of magnitude, a result the researchers are calling "colossal.’ In short, they have engineered this material to perform comparably with the bes
Thermally conductive, two-component epoxy passes medical device specifications
Master Bond EP21AOLV-2Med meets USP Class VI and ISO 10993-5 specifications for medical device applications. It is thermally conductive and a competent electrical insulator.
Graphene-based flexible display produced for first time
A flexible display incorporating graphene in the pixel electronics has been successfully demonstrated by the Cambridge Graphene Centre and Plastic Logic, said to be the first time graphene has been used in a transistor-based flexible device.
Mullite ceramic in industrial waste converted to coating for aircraft turbines
A group of specialists from the Center for Research in Advanced Materials (Cimav), have developed nanostructured coatings capable of withstanding temperatures exceeding 1000C, which are used in aviation turbine components.
Functional materials for supercapacitors "becoming a $5bn market by 2025"
IDTechEx Research’s brand new report, Functional Materials for Supercapacitors/Ultracapacitors/EDLC 2015-2025, forecasts that the functional materials for supercapacitors market will reach $5 billion before 2025.
Neutron scattering experiment resolves a contentious superconducting issue
Scientists around the globe are trying to understand the phenomenon of loss-free electric power transmission by high-temperature superconductors. Materials that exhibit this effect at room temperature would bear huge technical potential. Recently symmetry changes in the electronic phases of high-tem
Application integrates materials knowledge with PLM
At the PTC Live Global event, Granta Design demonstrated a new materials data integration application for the PTC Windchill PLM system. This is the latest in the growing list of leading CAD, CAE, and PLM software supported by dedicated Granta MI:Materials Gateway applications.
Automotive conference to address growing sector demand for aluminium
Leading figures from the British automotive industry will discuss the growing demand for aluminium amongst carmakers at a special conference in Birmingham this autumn. The conference is being organised by ALFED, the Aluminium Federation, supported by Jaguar Land Rover and the SMMT. Sessions will cov
Materials innovations forecast to play key role in armour protection for helicopters and boats
DSM Dyneema, the manufacturer of ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMwPE) fibre, branded as Dyneema, and a specialist in life protection materials and high-performance fibres, sees next-generation materials technologies as an important facet. This view is supported by industry experts who p
Bending helps to control nanomaterials
A new remedy has been found to tackle the difficulty of controlling layered nanomaterials - control can be improved by simply bending the material!! The research was funded by the Academy of Finland and used the computational resources of the Finnish IT Center for Science (CSC).
Q & A on corrosion-resistant coatings
Utsav Shah, Product Development Engineer at Master Bond answers questions about corrosion and corrosion resistant coatings. Shah has a background in Polymer Engineering, having earned a Masters degree in Material Science from University of Southern California.
Opto-digital microscopy in quality assurance materials testing
The Olympus DSX500 opto-digital light microscope has transformed the way Dortmund-based SGS Institut Fresenius GmbH (a subsidiary of the SGS Group) undertakes a diverse range of quality assurance tasks in the automotive, aerospace and medical technology sectors.
Magnetostrictive materials optimised by multi-physics simulation
Materials that demonstrate different responses to varying external stimuli are known as "smart materials,’ and their discovery has led to the creation of products that perform on a whole new level. These engineered materials are developed to perform smarter and more efficiently than their predecess
Boron carbide produced by cheaper, purer, lower temperature process
Scientists at the University of Birmingham have developed a new method of producing boron carbide powder - one of the hardest materials on the planet - which uses lower temperatures and introduces fewer contaminants than current processing methods. Licensing partners are currently being sought by th
Dedicated manufacturing unit established for vacuum brazing
Surface engineering specialist Tecvac has established a dedicated cell for production of complex components by vacuum brazing. The unit is designed to braze ′one-off’ and development components but also has the capacity to produce high volumes of commercial parts using vacuum furnaces of varyi
Printhead for advanced manufacturing delivers precise fluid control
At InPrint 2014 (8-10 April, Hannover Messe, Germany), inkjet technology developer Xaar launched the Xaar 1002 AMp printhead – the first in a new range of piezoelectric drop-on-demand printheads designed sp
Merger creates catalyst for further growth in advanced ceramic technologies
Morgan Advanced Materials and Magma Ceramics and Catalysts have come together to create a joint venture in the field of advanced ceramic and catalyst technology. It will see Morgan’s UK Fired Refractory Shapes business, based in Bromborough, merge with Magma Ceramics and Catalysts.
Russian investment in aluminium-zirconia wire rod production
UC Rusal announces investment of over USD5.5 million in aluminium-zirconia wire rod production. The first samples of high-tech products have already been certified by consumers.
Nanoparticle based coating for aircraft engines may triple service life
Researchers at University West in Sweden have started using nanoparticles in the heat-insulating surface layer that protects aircraft engines from heat. Such coatings are used on combustion chamber walls, inlet guide vanes, turbine blades and vanes, these being the so–called hot section components t
Space adhesives - low outgassing epoxy survives cryogenic shock
Master Bond has introduced a new two component epoxy adhesive/sealant for cryogenic applications. Called EP29LPSP, this compound is able to withstand temperatures as low as 4K. Additionally, it is able to resist cryogenic shocks (room temperature down to liquid helium temperatures in a 5-10 minute t
Solar Rotational Moulding (SRM) uses sun-tracking mirrors
LightManufacturing LLC, a solar thermal technology company, has announced a US patent covering the use of concentrated solar thermal energy for moulding plastic.
Surface coating company secures strategic supply agreement with major engineering company
Hardide Coatings, provider of advanced surface coating technology, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a Strategic Supply Agreement with the General Electric Company Inc.(GE).
Strontium nitrate potential alternative to silicon for microelectronic devices?
Usually, microelectronic devices are made of silicon or similar semiconductors. Recently, the electronic properties of metal oxides have become quite interesting. These materials are more complex, yet offer a broader range of possibilities to tune their properties. An important breakthrough has now
Adaptive phononic crystals produce vibration-damping sheet metal that never rattles
Researchers from Empa and ETH Zurich have succeeded in producing a prototype of a vibration-damping material that is not only able to damp vibrations completely, but it can also specifically conduct certain frequencies further. Although the "programmable material’ still only works in a one-dimension
Bus model just the ticket
BAe Systems used Ogle Models & Prototypes to fulfil a tight deadline for producing a high spec, interactive exhibition model that was to highlight the company's HybriDrive Series propulsion systems to bus manufactures and operators at a large show in Geneva.
Plans to recycle rare earth metals using high temperature electrolysis
Rare earth metals are important components in green energy products such as wind turbines and eco-cars. But the scarcity of these metals is worrying the EU. Among the technologies being investigated is high temperature electrolysis.
Boeing announces location of 777X Composite Wing Centre
Boeing has announced that its Everett, Washington site will be the location for a new composite wing centre for the 777X programme. It will be located north of the Everett factory. The new jets will be available in two variants, resized versions of the current 777-300ER, with "ultra-long range capab
Advanced thermal system to process battery materials
Harper International, world leader in custom thermal processing solutions for advanced materials, has been awarded a contract for a high volume Rotary furnace system by Prayon, headquartered in Belgium. The innovative reactor will be used for drying and calcining of Prayon’s advanced iron phosphate
Materials information management software embeds enterprise materials information experience
Granta Design has announced GRANTA MI Version 9, the latest version of its leading materials information management software, delivering a series of new tools based on extensive experience and feedback from enterprise implementations worldwide. This major annual release rolls-up all the upgrades and
Acoustic technique reveals structural information in nanoscale materials
Understanding where and how phase transitions occur is critical to developing new generations of the materials used in high-performance batteries, sensors, energy-harvesting devices, medical diagnostic equipment and other applications. But until now there was no good way to study and simultaneously
Short wavelength thermal imaging camera for metal processing features image-merging
Micro-Epsilon has launched a new compact, robust (IP67) short wavelength infrared thermal imaging camera, which is specifically designed to measure the surface temperature of hot metals, as well as ceramics and graphite.
Ceramics keep supersonic record challenger cool
Cooling a 135,000bhp, 1000mph car poses critical challenges for safety and performance that now, just six months ahead of the first run, the Bloodhound team is looking to solve.
Composites for next generation combustion engines?
By the year 2020 the first cylinder housings manufactured from polymer composite materials will be introduced into passenger car and motorcycle engines, replacing the aluminium components currently in use, predicts SBHPP High Performance Plastics, a business unit of Sumitomo Bakelite.
Materials information can be accessed twice as fast
Granta Design has announced further major performance, deployment, and functional enhancements to its Granta MI Version 8.1 system for enterprise materials information management, including enabling users to access data twice as fast.
Non-toxic thermal fluid makes solar energy more efficient
Thermal fluid specialist Global Heat Transfer has launched its first non toxic heat transfer fluid for solar applications, Globaltherm Omnipure. The new, high performance, thermal fluid also boasts low flammability, making solar applications safer, while also reducing insurance and maintenance costs
Field enhanced sintering for low energy ceramics firing
Low energy technology pioneered in the heart of the UK’s ceramics industry has had a significant result. A world-first in the development of pioneering low-energy firing technology, based on so-called Field Enhanced Sintering is now a huge step closer after engineers and scientists working on the pr
Cobalt-oxide mesoporous nanospheres key to longer life auto batteries
Lithium-ion batteries power our phones, laptops, and many other portable electronic devices. But there are limitations inherent in current lithium-ion technology that prevent them from being used more widely in electric vehicles and other high-power applications.
Automotive EMI shielding: silicone gels enable lighter structures
Although EMI and thermal issues have been prevalent in the military and aerospace sectors for many years, the rapid development and evolution of both automotive electronics and vehicle electric drive systems means that Chomerics is witnessing increasing numbers of automotive industry customers seeki
Transforming food waste into graphene and renewable hydrogen
The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) is leading a European collaborative project that aims to transform food waste into a sustainable source of significant economic added value - namely graphene and renewable hydrogen. The project titled ′PlasCarb’ will transform biogas generated by the ana
Technical report highlights main factors affecting steel industry energy consumption
The World Steel Association has published a technical report on energy use in the steel industry. The report is the result of a project supported by member companies and associations and the outcome contains current performance data from operating plants. The public report is now available for purch
Understanding the reinforcing ability of carbon nanotubes in ceramics
Researchers at the National Institute for Materials Science in Japan are exploring what is preventing the reinforcing ability of carbon nanotubes from being used in a ceramic matrix.
Hybrid multiferroics for improved data storage and new wireless applications
To exploit and control magnetism, technology often relies on electromagnets, which limit hardware configurations due to their size and energy consumption. As an alternative, scientists are beginning to develop hybrid nanomaterials that are responsive to both electric and magnetic fields. These mater
Industrial materials on display at Industrial Supply 2015
The on-going development of industrial materials for use in engineering components continues to drive growth in the global subcontracting sector. And that growth is coming not just from relatively new materials such as carbon reinforced or glass fibre reinforced plastics; surprising new applications
Inkjet printer uses standard industrial paints, could revolutionise manufacturing of cars, planes and appliances
UK-based research and development company TTP, has come up with an innovative new digital inkjet technology that is capable of printing with standard industrial paints. The TTP patented printhead design overcomes the limitations of existing inkjet printing processes, restricted by ink formulations a
Potting compounds for protecting electronic circuits
Potting compounds offer protection for electronic circuits. Master Bond has published a white paper covering the properties of the various options available.
Versatile active brazing alloy process for joining metals to ceramics
Morgan Advanced Materials has highlighted the benefits of its active brazing alloy (ABA) process to join metals to ceramics in a variety of applications where conventional metallisation and brazing are either costly or impractical.
Selective brush plating for industrial applications
"Why take the surface to the tank when you can take the tank to the surface?’ is the idea on which the portable, selective brush plating process is based. Derek Vanek of SIFCO Applied Surface Concepts (ASC) - part of Norman Hay - discusses the application benefits and possibilities of selective pla
Significant investment planned to expand CMC testing capacity
USA independent materials testing organization Element Materials Technology has announced plans for a major expansion of its Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMC) testing capacity. Expansion work at Element Cincinnati began in June, with Element anticipating completion before the end of 2014.
Non-magnetic, high temperature resistant packaging for microelectronic components
Kyocera’s development of this innovative ceramic packaging is based on established HTCC technology (High Temperature Co-Fired Ceramics), which is currently used with specific non-magnetic piece parts and plating options. Kyocera is now presenting a new type of HTCC with platinum metallization on the
Aluminium Middle East show highlights industry’s main trends
Globalisation, market dynamics, environment and energy prices are redrawing the world aluminium industry map, with the Middle East in general and the Arabian Gulf countries in particular emerging as the potential winners of the new business paradigm. These so-called mega trends, along with the oppor
For electronics beyond silicon, correlated oxides emerge
Using a quantum material called a correlated oxide, Harvard researchers have achieved a reversible change in electrical resistance of eight orders of magnitude, a result the researchers are calling "colossal.’ In short, they have engineered this material to perform comparably with the bes
Thermally conductive, two-component epoxy passes medical device specifications
Master Bond EP21AOLV-2Med meets USP Class VI and ISO 10993-5 specifications for medical device applications. It is thermally conductive and a competent electrical insulator.
Graphene-based flexible display produced for first time
A flexible display incorporating graphene in the pixel electronics has been successfully demonstrated by the Cambridge Graphene Centre and Plastic Logic, said to be the first time graphene has been used in a transistor-based flexible device.
Mullite ceramic in industrial waste converted to coating for aircraft turbines
A group of specialists from the Center for Research in Advanced Materials (Cimav), have developed nanostructured coatings capable of withstanding temperatures exceeding 1000C, which are used in aviation turbine components.
Functional materials for supercapacitors "becoming a $5bn market by 2025"
IDTechEx Research’s brand new report, Functional Materials for Supercapacitors/Ultracapacitors/EDLC 2015-2025, forecasts that the functional materials for supercapacitors market will reach $5 billion before 2025.
Neutron scattering experiment resolves a contentious superconducting issue
Scientists around the globe are trying to understand the phenomenon of loss-free electric power transmission by high-temperature superconductors. Materials that exhibit this effect at room temperature would bear huge technical potential. Recently symmetry changes in the electronic phases of high-tem
Application integrates materials knowledge with PLM
At the PTC Live Global event, Granta Design demonstrated a new materials data integration application for the PTC Windchill PLM system. This is the latest in the growing list of leading CAD, CAE, and PLM software supported by dedicated Granta MI:Materials Gateway applications.
Automotive conference to address growing sector demand for aluminium
Leading figures from the British automotive industry will discuss the growing demand for aluminium amongst carmakers at a special conference in Birmingham this autumn. The conference is being organised by ALFED, the Aluminium Federation, supported by Jaguar Land Rover and the SMMT. Sessions will cov
Materials innovations forecast to play key role in armour protection for helicopters and boats
DSM Dyneema, the manufacturer of ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMwPE) fibre, branded as Dyneema, and a specialist in life protection materials and high-performance fibres, sees next-generation materials technologies as an important facet. This view is supported by industry experts who p
Bending helps to control nanomaterials
A new remedy has been found to tackle the difficulty of controlling layered nanomaterials - control can be improved by simply bending the material!! The research was funded by the Academy of Finland and used the computational resources of the Finnish IT Center for Science (CSC).
Q & A on corrosion-resistant coatings
Utsav Shah, Product Development Engineer at Master Bond answers questions about corrosion and corrosion resistant coatings. Shah has a background in Polymer Engineering, having earned a Masters degree in Material Science from University of Southern California.
Opto-digital microscopy in quality assurance materials testing
The Olympus DSX500 opto-digital light microscope has transformed the way Dortmund-based SGS Institut Fresenius GmbH (a subsidiary of the SGS Group) undertakes a diverse range of quality assurance tasks in the automotive, aerospace and medical technology sectors.
Magnetostrictive materials optimised by multi-physics simulation
Materials that demonstrate different responses to varying external stimuli are known as "smart materials,’ and their discovery has led to the creation of products that perform on a whole new level. These engineered materials are developed to perform smarter and more efficiently than their predecess
Boron carbide produced by cheaper, purer, lower temperature process
Scientists at the University of Birmingham have developed a new method of producing boron carbide powder - one of the hardest materials on the planet - which uses lower temperatures and introduces fewer contaminants than current processing methods. Licensing partners are currently being sought by th
Dedicated manufacturing unit established for vacuum brazing
Surface engineering specialist Tecvac has established a dedicated cell for production of complex components by vacuum brazing. The unit is designed to braze ′one-off’ and development components but also has the capacity to produce high volumes of commercial parts using vacuum furnaces of varyi
Printhead for advanced manufacturing delivers precise fluid control
At InPrint 2014 (8-10 April, Hannover Messe, Germany), inkjet technology developer Xaar launched the Xaar 1002 AMp printhead – the first in a new range of piezoelectric drop-on-demand printheads designed sp
Merger creates catalyst for further growth in advanced ceramic technologies
Morgan Advanced Materials and Magma Ceramics and Catalysts have come together to create a joint venture in the field of advanced ceramic and catalyst technology. It will see Morgan’s UK Fired Refractory Shapes business, based in Bromborough, merge with Magma Ceramics and Catalysts.
Russian investment in aluminium-zirconia wire rod production
UC Rusal announces investment of over USD5.5 million in aluminium-zirconia wire rod production. The first samples of high-tech products have already been certified by consumers.
Nanoparticle based coating for aircraft engines may triple service life
Researchers at University West in Sweden have started using nanoparticles in the heat-insulating surface layer that protects aircraft engines from heat. Such coatings are used on combustion chamber walls, inlet guide vanes, turbine blades and vanes, these being the so–called hot section components t
Space adhesives - low outgassing epoxy survives cryogenic shock
Master Bond has introduced a new two component epoxy adhesive/sealant for cryogenic applications. Called EP29LPSP, this compound is able to withstand temperatures as low as 4K. Additionally, it is able to resist cryogenic shocks (room temperature down to liquid helium temperatures in a 5-10 minute t
Solar Rotational Moulding (SRM) uses sun-tracking mirrors
LightManufacturing LLC, a solar thermal technology company, has announced a US patent covering the use of concentrated solar thermal energy for moulding plastic.
Surface coating company secures strategic supply agreement with major engineering company
Hardide Coatings, provider of advanced surface coating technology, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a Strategic Supply Agreement with the General Electric Company Inc.(GE).
Strontium nitrate potential alternative to silicon for microelectronic devices?
Usually, microelectronic devices are made of silicon or similar semiconductors. Recently, the electronic properties of metal oxides have become quite interesting. These materials are more complex, yet offer a broader range of possibilities to tune their properties. An important breakthrough has now
Adaptive phononic crystals produce vibration-damping sheet metal that never rattles
Researchers from Empa and ETH Zurich have succeeded in producing a prototype of a vibration-damping material that is not only able to damp vibrations completely, but it can also specifically conduct certain frequencies further. Although the "programmable material’ still only works in a one-dimension
Bus model just the ticket
BAe Systems used Ogle Models & Prototypes to fulfil a tight deadline for producing a high spec, interactive exhibition model that was to highlight the company's HybriDrive Series propulsion systems to bus manufactures and operators at a large show in Geneva.
Plans to recycle rare earth metals using high temperature electrolysis
Rare earth metals are important components in green energy products such as wind turbines and eco-cars. But the scarcity of these metals is worrying the EU. Among the technologies being investigated is high temperature electrolysis.
Boeing announces location of 777X Composite Wing Centre
Boeing has announced that its Everett, Washington site will be the location for a new composite wing centre for the 777X programme. It will be located north of the Everett factory. The new jets will be available in two variants, resized versions of the current 777-300ER, with "ultra-long range capab
Advanced thermal system to process battery materials
Harper International, world leader in custom thermal processing solutions for advanced materials, has been awarded a contract for a high volume Rotary furnace system by Prayon, headquartered in Belgium. The innovative reactor will be used for drying and calcining of Prayon’s advanced iron phosphate
Materials information management software embeds enterprise materials information experience
Granta Design has announced GRANTA MI Version 9, the latest version of its leading materials information management software, delivering a series of new tools based on extensive experience and feedback from enterprise implementations worldwide. This major annual release rolls-up all the upgrades and
Acoustic technique reveals structural information in nanoscale materials
Understanding where and how phase transitions occur is critical to developing new generations of the materials used in high-performance batteries, sensors, energy-harvesting devices, medical diagnostic equipment and other applications. But until now there was no good way to study and simultaneously
Short wavelength thermal imaging camera for metal processing features image-merging
Micro-Epsilon has launched a new compact, robust (IP67) short wavelength infrared thermal imaging camera, which is specifically designed to measure the surface temperature of hot metals, as well as ceramics and graphite.
Ceramics keep supersonic record challenger cool
Cooling a 135,000bhp, 1000mph car poses critical challenges for safety and performance that now, just six months ahead of the first run, the Bloodhound team is looking to solve.
Composites for next generation combustion engines?
By the year 2020 the first cylinder housings manufactured from polymer composite materials will be introduced into passenger car and motorcycle engines, replacing the aluminium components currently in use, predicts SBHPP High Performance Plastics, a business unit of Sumitomo Bakelite.
Materials information can be accessed twice as fast
Granta Design has announced further major performance, deployment, and functional enhancements to its Granta MI Version 8.1 system for enterprise materials information management, including enabling users to access data twice as fast.
Non-toxic thermal fluid makes solar energy more efficient
Thermal fluid specialist Global Heat Transfer has launched its first non toxic heat transfer fluid for solar applications, Globaltherm Omnipure. The new, high performance, thermal fluid also boasts low flammability, making solar applications safer, while also reducing insurance and maintenance costs
Field enhanced sintering for low energy ceramics firing
Low energy technology pioneered in the heart of the UK’s ceramics industry has had a significant result. A world-first in the development of pioneering low-energy firing technology, based on so-called Field Enhanced Sintering is now a huge step closer after engineers and scientists working on the pr
Cobalt-oxide mesoporous nanospheres key to longer life auto batteries
Lithium-ion batteries power our phones, laptops, and many other portable electronic devices. But there are limitations inherent in current lithium-ion technology that prevent them from being used more widely in electric vehicles and other high-power applications.
Automotive EMI shielding: silicone gels enable lighter structures
Although EMI and thermal issues have been prevalent in the military and aerospace sectors for many years, the rapid development and evolution of both automotive electronics and vehicle electric drive systems means that Chomerics is witnessing increasing numbers of automotive industry customers seeki
Transforming food waste into graphene and renewable hydrogen
The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) is leading a European collaborative project that aims to transform food waste into a sustainable source of significant economic added value - namely graphene and renewable hydrogen. The project titled ′PlasCarb’ will transform biogas generated by the ana
Technical report highlights main factors affecting steel industry energy consumption
The World Steel Association has published a technical report on energy use in the steel industry. The report is the result of a project supported by member companies and associations and the outcome contains current performance data from operating plants. The public report is now available for purch
Understanding the reinforcing ability of carbon nanotubes in ceramics
Researchers at the National Institute for Materials Science in Japan are exploring what is preventing the reinforcing ability of carbon nanotubes from being used in a ceramic matrix.
Hybrid multiferroics for improved data storage and new wireless applications
To exploit and control magnetism, technology often relies on electromagnets, which limit hardware configurations due to their size and energy consumption. As an alternative, scientists are beginning to develop hybrid nanomaterials that are responsive to both electric and magnetic fields. These mater
Industrial materials on display at Industrial Supply 2015
The on-going development of industrial materials for use in engineering components continues to drive growth in the global subcontracting sector. And that growth is coming not just from relatively new materials such as carbon reinforced or glass fibre reinforced plastics; surprising new applications
Inkjet printer uses standard industrial paints, could revolutionise manufacturing of cars, planes and appliances
UK-based research and development company TTP, has come up with an innovative new digital inkjet technology that is capable of printing with standard industrial paints. The TTP patented printhead design overcomes the limitations of existing inkjet printing processes, restricted by ink formulations a
Potting compounds for protecting electronic circuits
Potting compounds offer protection for electronic circuits. Master Bond has published a white paper covering the properties of the various options available.
Versatile active brazing alloy process for joining metals to ceramics
Morgan Advanced Materials has highlighted the benefits of its active brazing alloy (ABA) process to join metals to ceramics in a variety of applications where conventional metallisation and brazing are either costly or impractical.
Selective brush plating for industrial applications
"Why take the surface to the tank when you can take the tank to the surface?’ is the idea on which the portable, selective brush plating process is based. Derek Vanek of SIFCO Applied Surface Concepts (ASC) - part of Norman Hay - discusses the application benefits and possibilities of selective pla
Significant investment planned to expand CMC testing capacity
USA independent materials testing organization Element Materials Technology has announced plans for a major expansion of its Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMC) testing capacity. Expansion work at Element Cincinnati began in June, with Element anticipating completion before the end of 2014.
Non-magnetic, high temperature resistant packaging for microelectronic components
Kyocera’s development of this innovative ceramic packaging is based on established HTCC technology (High Temperature Co-Fired Ceramics), which is currently used with specific non-magnetic piece parts and plating options. Kyocera is now presenting a new type of HTCC with platinum metallization on the
Aluminium Middle East show highlights industry’s main trends
Globalisation, market dynamics, environment and energy prices are redrawing the world aluminium industry map, with the Middle East in general and the Arabian Gulf countries in particular emerging as the potential winners of the new business paradigm. These so-called mega trends, along with the oppor
For electronics beyond silicon, correlated oxides emerge
Using a quantum material called a correlated oxide, Harvard researchers have achieved a reversible change in electrical resistance of eight orders of magnitude, a result the researchers are calling "colossal.’ In short, they have engineered this material to perform comparably with the bes
Thermally conductive, two-component epoxy passes medical device specifications
Master Bond EP21AOLV-2Med meets USP Class VI and ISO 10993-5 specifications for medical device applications. It is thermally conductive and a competent electrical insulator.
Graphene-based flexible display produced for first time
A flexible display incorporating graphene in the pixel electronics has been successfully demonstrated by the Cambridge Graphene Centre and Plastic Logic, said to be the first time graphene has been used in a transistor-based flexible device.
Mullite ceramic in industrial waste converted to coating for aircraft turbines
A group of specialists from the Center for Research in Advanced Materials (Cimav), have developed nanostructured coatings capable of withstanding temperatures exceeding 1000C, which are used in aviation turbine components.
Functional materials for supercapacitors "becoming a $5bn market by 2025"
IDTechEx Research’s brand new report, Functional Materials for Supercapacitors/Ultracapacitors/EDLC 2015-2025, forecasts that the functional materials for supercapacitors market will reach $5 billion before 2025.
Neutron scattering experiment resolves a contentious superconducting issue
Scientists around the globe are trying to understand the phenomenon of loss-free electric power transmission by high-temperature superconductors. Materials that exhibit this effect at room temperature would bear huge technical potential. Recently symmetry changes in the electronic phases of high-tem
Application integrates materials knowledge with PLM
At the PTC Live Global event, Granta Design demonstrated a new materials data integration application for the PTC Windchill PLM system. This is the latest in the growing list of leading CAD, CAE, and PLM software supported by dedicated Granta MI:Materials Gateway applications.
Automotive conference to address growing sector demand for aluminium
Leading figures from the British automotive industry will discuss the growing demand for aluminium amongst carmakers at a special conference in Birmingham this autumn. The conference is being organised by ALFED, the Aluminium Federation, supported by Jaguar Land Rover and the SMMT. Sessions will cov
Materials innovations forecast to play key role in armour protection for helicopters and boats
DSM Dyneema, the manufacturer of ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMwPE) fibre, branded as Dyneema, and a specialist in life protection materials and high-performance fibres, sees next-generation materials technologies as an important facet. This view is supported by industry experts who p
Bending helps to control nanomaterials
A new remedy has been found to tackle the difficulty of controlling layered nanomaterials - control can be improved by simply bending the material!! The research was funded by the Academy of Finland and used the computational resources of the Finnish IT Center for Science (CSC).
Q & A on corrosion-resistant coatings
Utsav Shah, Product Development Engineer at Master Bond answers questions about corrosion and corrosion resistant coatings. Shah has a background in Polymer Engineering, having earned a Masters degree in Material Science from University of Southern California.
Opto-digital microscopy in quality assurance materials testing
The Olympus DSX500 opto-digital light microscope has transformed the way Dortmund-based SGS Institut Fresenius GmbH (a subsidiary of the SGS Group) undertakes a diverse range of quality assurance tasks in the automotive, aerospace and medical technology sectors.
Magnetostrictive materials optimised by multi-physics simulation
Materials that demonstrate different responses to varying external stimuli are known as "smart materials,’ and their discovery has led to the creation of products that perform on a whole new level. These engineered materials are developed to perform smarter and more efficiently than their predecess
Boron carbide produced by cheaper, purer, lower temperature process
Scientists at the University of Birmingham have developed a new method of producing boron carbide powder - one of the hardest materials on the planet - which uses lower temperatures and introduces fewer contaminants than current processing methods. Licensing partners are currently being sought by th
Dedicated manufacturing unit established for vacuum brazing
Surface engineering specialist Tecvac has established a dedicated cell for production of complex components by vacuum brazing. The unit is designed to braze ′one-off’ and development components but also has the capacity to produce high volumes of commercial parts using vacuum furnaces of varyi
Printhead for advanced manufacturing delivers precise fluid control
At InPrint 2014 (8-10 April, Hannover Messe, Germany), inkjet technology developer Xaar launched the Xaar 1002 AMp printhead – the first in a new range of piezoelectric drop-on-demand printheads designed sp
Merger creates catalyst for further growth in advanced ceramic technologies
Morgan Advanced Materials and Magma Ceramics and Catalysts have come together to create a joint venture in the field of advanced ceramic and catalyst technology. It will see Morgan’s UK Fired Refractory Shapes business, based in Bromborough, merge with Magma Ceramics and Catalysts.
Russian investment in aluminium-zirconia wire rod production
UC Rusal announces investment of over USD5.5 million in aluminium-zirconia wire rod production. The first samples of high-tech products have already been certified by consumers.
Nanoparticle based coating for aircraft engines may triple service life
Researchers at University West in Sweden have started using nanoparticles in the heat-insulating surface layer that protects aircraft engines from heat. Such coatings are used on combustion chamber walls, inlet guide vanes, turbine blades and vanes, these being the so–called hot section components t
Space adhesives - low outgassing epoxy survives cryogenic shock
Master Bond has introduced a new two component epoxy adhesive/sealant for cryogenic applications. Called EP29LPSP, this compound is able to withstand temperatures as low as 4K. Additionally, it is able to resist cryogenic shocks (room temperature down to liquid helium temperatures in a 5-10 minute t
Solar Rotational Moulding (SRM) uses sun-tracking mirrors
LightManufacturing LLC, a solar thermal technology company, has announced a US patent covering the use of concentrated solar thermal energy for moulding plastic.
Surface coating company secures strategic supply agreement with major engineering company
Hardide Coatings, provider of advanced surface coating technology, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a Strategic Supply Agreement with the General Electric Company Inc.(GE).
Strontium nitrate potential alternative to silicon for microelectronic devices?
Usually, microelectronic devices are made of silicon or similar semiconductors. Recently, the electronic properties of metal oxides have become quite interesting. These materials are more complex, yet offer a broader range of possibilities to tune their properties. An important breakthrough has now
Adaptive phononic crystals produce vibration-damping sheet metal that never rattles
Researchers from Empa and ETH Zurich have succeeded in producing a prototype of a vibration-damping material that is not only able to damp vibrations completely, but it can also specifically conduct certain frequencies further. Although the "programmable material’ still only works in a one-dimension
Bus model just the ticket
BAe Systems used Ogle Models & Prototypes to fulfil a tight deadline for producing a high spec, interactive exhibition model that was to highlight the company's HybriDrive Series propulsion systems to bus manufactures and operators at a large show in Geneva.
Plans to recycle rare earth metals using high temperature electrolysis
Rare earth metals are important components in green energy products such as wind turbines and eco-cars. But the scarcity of these metals is worrying the EU. Among the technologies being investigated is high temperature electrolysis.
Boeing announces location of 777X Composite Wing Centre
Boeing has announced that its Everett, Washington site will be the location for a new composite wing centre for the 777X programme. It will be located north of the Everett factory. The new jets will be available in two variants, resized versions of the current 777-300ER, with "ultra-long range capab
Advanced thermal system to process battery materials
Harper International, world leader in custom thermal processing solutions for advanced materials, has been awarded a contract for a high volume Rotary furnace system by Prayon, headquartered in Belgium. The innovative reactor will be used for drying and calcining of Prayon’s advanced iron phosphate
Materials information management software embeds enterprise materials information experience
Granta Design has announced GRANTA MI Version 9, the latest version of its leading materials information management software, delivering a series of new tools based on extensive experience and feedback from enterprise implementations worldwide. This major annual release rolls-up all the upgrades and
Acoustic technique reveals structural information in nanoscale materials
Understanding where and how phase transitions occur is critical to developing new generations of the materials used in high-performance batteries, sensors, energy-harvesting devices, medical diagnostic equipment and other applications. But until now there was no good way to study and simultaneously
Short wavelength thermal imaging camera for metal processing features image-merging
Micro-Epsilon has launched a new compact, robust (IP67) short wavelength infrared thermal imaging camera, which is specifically designed to measure the surface temperature of hot metals, as well as ceramics and graphite.
Ceramics keep supersonic record challenger cool
Cooling a 135,000bhp, 1000mph car poses critical challenges for safety and performance that now, just six months ahead of the first run, the Bloodhound team is looking to solve.
Composites for next generation combustion engines?
By the year 2020 the first cylinder housings manufactured from polymer composite materials will be introduced into passenger car and motorcycle engines, replacing the aluminium components currently in use, predicts SBHPP High Performance Plastics, a business unit of Sumitomo Bakelite.
Materials information can be accessed twice as fast
Granta Design has announced further major performance, deployment, and functional enhancements to its Granta MI Version 8.1 system for enterprise materials information management, including enabling users to access data twice as fast.
Non-toxic thermal fluid makes solar energy more efficient
Thermal fluid specialist Global Heat Transfer has launched its first non toxic heat transfer fluid for solar applications, Globaltherm Omnipure. The new, high performance, thermal fluid also boasts low flammability, making solar applications safer, while also reducing insurance and maintenance costs
Field enhanced sintering for low energy ceramics firing
Low energy technology pioneered in the heart of the UK’s ceramics industry has had a significant result. A world-first in the development of pioneering low-energy firing technology, based on so-called Field Enhanced Sintering is now a huge step closer after engineers and scientists working on the pr
Cobalt-oxide mesoporous nanospheres key to longer life auto batteries
Lithium-ion batteries power our phones, laptops, and many other portable electronic devices. But there are limitations inherent in current lithium-ion technology that prevent them from being used more widely in electric vehicles and other high-power applications.
Automotive EMI shielding: silicone gels enable lighter structures
Although EMI and thermal issues have been prevalent in the military and aerospace sectors for many years, the rapid development and evolution of both automotive electronics and vehicle electric drive systems means that Chomerics is witnessing increasing numbers of automotive industry customers seeki
Transforming food waste into graphene and renewable hydrogen
The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) is leading a European collaborative project that aims to transform food waste into a sustainable source of significant economic added value - namely graphene and renewable hydrogen. The project titled ′PlasCarb’ will transform biogas generated by the ana
Technical report highlights main factors affecting steel industry energy consumption
The World Steel Association has published a technical report on energy use in the steel industry. The report is the result of a project supported by member companies and associations and the outcome contains current performance data from operating plants. The public report is now available for purch
Understanding the reinforcing ability of carbon nanotubes in ceramics
Researchers at the National Institute for Materials Science in Japan are exploring what is preventing the reinforcing ability of carbon nanotubes from being used in a ceramic matrix.
Hybrid multiferroics for improved data storage and new wireless applications
To exploit and control magnetism, technology often relies on electromagnets, which limit hardware configurations due to their size and energy consumption. As an alternative, scientists are beginning to develop hybrid nanomaterials that are responsive to both electric and magnetic fields. These mater
Industrial materials on display at Industrial Supply 2015
The on-going development of industrial materials for use in engineering components continues to drive growth in the global subcontracting sector. And that growth is coming not just from relatively new materials such as carbon reinforced or glass fibre reinforced plastics; surprising new applications
Inkjet printer uses standard industrial paints, could revolutionise manufacturing of cars, planes and appliances
UK-based research and development company TTP, has come up with an innovative new digital inkjet technology that is capable of printing with standard industrial paints. The TTP patented printhead design overcomes the limitations of existing inkjet printing processes, restricted by ink formulations a
Potting compounds for protecting electronic circuits
Potting compounds offer protection for electronic circuits. Master Bond has published a white paper covering the properties of the various options available.
Versatile active brazing alloy process for joining metals to ceramics
Morgan Advanced Materials has highlighted the benefits of its active brazing alloy (ABA) process to join metals to ceramics in a variety of applications where conventional metallisation and brazing are either costly or impractical.
Selective brush plating for industrial applications
"Why take the surface to the tank when you can take the tank to the surface?’ is the idea on which the portable, selective brush plating process is based. Derek Vanek of SIFCO Applied Surface Concepts (ASC) - part of Norman Hay - discusses the application benefits and possibilities of selective pla
Significant investment planned to expand CMC testing capacity
USA independent materials testing organization Element Materials Technology has announced plans for a major expansion of its Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMC) testing capacity. Expansion work at Element Cincinnati began in June, with Element anticipating completion before the end of 2014.
Non-magnetic, high temperature resistant packaging for microelectronic components
Kyocera’s development of this innovative ceramic packaging is based on established HTCC technology (High Temperature Co-Fired Ceramics), which is currently used with specific non-magnetic piece parts and plating options. Kyocera is now presenting a new type of HTCC with platinum metallization on the
Aluminium Middle East show highlights industry’s main trends
Globalisation, market dynamics, environment and energy prices are redrawing the world aluminium industry map, with the Middle East in general and the Arabian Gulf countries in particular emerging as the potential winners of the new business paradigm. These so-called mega trends, along with the oppor
For electronics beyond silicon, correlated oxides emerge
Using a quantum material called a correlated oxide, Harvard researchers have achieved a reversible change in electrical resistance of eight orders of magnitude, a result the researchers are calling "colossal.’ In short, they have engineered this material to perform comparably with the bes
Thermally conductive, two-component epoxy passes medical device specifications
Master Bond EP21AOLV-2Med meets USP Class VI and ISO 10993-5 specifications for medical device applications. It is thermally conductive and a competent electrical insulator.
Graphene-based flexible display produced for first time
A flexible display incorporating graphene in the pixel electronics has been successfully demonstrated by the Cambridge Graphene Centre and Plastic Logic, said to be the first time graphene has been used in a transistor-based flexible device.
Mullite ceramic in industrial waste converted to coating for aircraft turbines
A group of specialists from the Center for Research in Advanced Materials (Cimav), have developed nanostructured coatings capable of withstanding temperatures exceeding 1000C, which are used in aviation turbine components.
Functional materials for supercapacitors "becoming a $5bn market by 2025"
IDTechEx Research’s brand new report, Functional Materials for Supercapacitors/Ultracapacitors/EDLC 2015-2025, forecasts that the functional materials for supercapacitors market will reach $5 billion before 2025.
Neutron scattering experiment resolves a contentious superconducting issue
Scientists around the globe are trying to understand the phenomenon of loss-free electric power transmission by high-temperature superconductors. Materials that exhibit this effect at room temperature would bear huge technical potential. Recently symmetry changes in the electronic phases of high-tem
Application integrates materials knowledge with PLM
At the PTC Live Global event, Granta Design demonstrated a new materials data integration application for the PTC Windchill PLM system. This is the latest in the growing list of leading CAD, CAE, and PLM software supported by dedicated Granta MI:Materials Gateway applications.
Automotive conference to address growing sector demand for aluminium
Leading figures from the British automotive industry will discuss the growing demand for aluminium amongst carmakers at a special conference in Birmingham this autumn. The conference is being organised by ALFED, the Aluminium Federation, supported by Jaguar Land Rover and the SMMT. Sessions will cov
Materials innovations forecast to play key role in armour protection for helicopters and boats
DSM Dyneema, the manufacturer of ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMwPE) fibre, branded as Dyneema, and a specialist in life protection materials and high-performance fibres, sees next-generation materials technologies as an important facet. This view is supported by industry experts who p
Bending helps to control nanomaterials
A new remedy has been found to tackle the difficulty of controlling layered nanomaterials - control can be improved by simply bending the material!! The research was funded by the Academy of Finland and used the computational resources of the Finnish IT Center for Science (CSC).
Q & A on corrosion-resistant coatings
Utsav Shah, Product Development Engineer at Master Bond answers questions about corrosion and corrosion resistant coatings. Shah has a background in Polymer Engineering, having earned a Masters degree in Material Science from University of Southern California.
Opto-digital microscopy in quality assurance materials testing
The Olympus DSX500 opto-digital light microscope has transformed the way Dortmund-based SGS Institut Fresenius GmbH (a subsidiary of the SGS Group) undertakes a diverse range of quality assurance tasks in the automotive, aerospace and medical technology sectors.
Magnetostrictive materials optimised by multi-physics simulation
Materials that demonstrate different responses to varying external stimuli are known as "smart materials,’ and their discovery has led to the creation of products that perform on a whole new level. These engineered materials are developed to perform smarter and more efficiently than their predecess
Boron carbide produced by cheaper, purer, lower temperature process
Scientists at the University of Birmingham have developed a new method of producing boron carbide powder - one of the hardest materials on the planet - which uses lower temperatures and introduces fewer contaminants than current processing methods. Licensing partners are currently being sought by th
Dedicated manufacturing unit established for vacuum brazing
Surface engineering specialist Tecvac has established a dedicated cell for production of complex components by vacuum brazing. The unit is designed to braze ′one-off’ and development components but also has the capacity to produce high volumes of commercial parts using vacuum furnaces of varyi
Printhead for advanced manufacturing delivers precise fluid control
At InPrint 2014 (8-10 April, Hannover Messe, Germany), inkjet technology developer Xaar launched the Xaar 1002 AMp printhead – the first in a new range of piezoelectric drop-on-demand printheads designed sp
Merger creates catalyst for further growth in advanced ceramic technologies
Morgan Advanced Materials and Magma Ceramics and Catalysts have come together to create a joint venture in the field of advanced ceramic and catalyst technology. It will see Morgan’s UK Fired Refractory Shapes business, based in Bromborough, merge with Magma Ceramics and Catalysts.
Russian investment in aluminium-zirconia wire rod production
UC Rusal announces investment of over USD5.5 million in aluminium-zirconia wire rod production. The first samples of high-tech products have already been certified by consumers.
Nanoparticle based coating for aircraft engines may triple service life
Researchers at University West in Sweden have started using nanoparticles in the heat-insulating surface layer that protects aircraft engines from heat. Such coatings are used on combustion chamber walls, inlet guide vanes, turbine blades and vanes, these being the so–called hot section components t
Space adhesives - low outgassing epoxy survives cryogenic shock
Master Bond has introduced a new two component epoxy adhesive/sealant for cryogenic applications. Called EP29LPSP, this compound is able to withstand temperatures as low as 4K. Additionally, it is able to resist cryogenic shocks (room temperature down to liquid helium temperatures in a 5-10 minute t
Solar Rotational Moulding (SRM) uses sun-tracking mirrors
LightManufacturing LLC, a solar thermal technology company, has announced a US patent covering the use of concentrated solar thermal energy for moulding plastic.
Surface coating company secures strategic supply agreement with major engineering company
Hardide Coatings, provider of advanced surface coating technology, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a Strategic Supply Agreement with the General Electric Company Inc.(GE).
Strontium nitrate potential alternative to silicon for microelectronic devices?
Usually, microelectronic devices are made of silicon or similar semiconductors. Recently, the electronic properties of metal oxides have become quite interesting. These materials are more complex, yet offer a broader range of possibilities to tune their properties. An important breakthrough has now
Adaptive phononic crystals produce vibration-damping sheet metal that never rattles
Researchers from Empa and ETH Zurich have succeeded in producing a prototype of a vibration-damping material that is not only able to damp vibrations completely, but it can also specifically conduct certain frequencies further. Although the "programmable material’ still only works in a one-dimension
Bus model just the ticket
BAe Systems used Ogle Models & Prototypes to fulfil a tight deadline for producing a high spec, interactive exhibition model that was to highlight the company's HybriDrive Series propulsion systems to bus manufactures and operators at a large show in Geneva.
Plans to recycle rare earth metals using high temperature electrolysis
Rare earth metals are important components in green energy products such as wind turbines and eco-cars. But the scarcity of these metals is worrying the EU. Among the technologies being investigated is high temperature electrolysis.
Boeing announces location of 777X Composite Wing Centre
Boeing has announced that its Everett, Washington site will be the location for a new composite wing centre for the 777X programme. It will be located north of the Everett factory. The new jets will be available in two variants, resized versions of the current 777-300ER, with "ultra-long range capab
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