October 2nd, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
Today, manufacturing companies and other organizations all over the country are expected to host about 400,000 people who want a first-hand look into U.S. manufacturing. And we've provided a roundup of the latest materials manufacturing trends we've covered at CTT.
September 30th, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
Scientists at Bolt Threads in Emeryville, Calif., have been working to develop a scalable way to create synthetic spider silk-like fibers by using genetic engineering. And thanks to $40 million in funding, they're close to delivering a solution.
September 22nd, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
The concept of the invisibility cloak is no longer limited to the pages of J.K. Rowling’s fictional masterpieces. Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley are developing this technology for scalable, real-world applications.
September 9th, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
Suri Sastri, president and founder of Surmet Corporation, shares insights about the company's journey to success with ACerS in this video interview. Surmet won the ACerS Corporate Technical Achievement Award in October 2013.
September 4th, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
There might be a new solution in the works for improving solar cell efficiency. Researchers from the University of Connecticut have developed a "unique, ‘green’ antenna that could potentially double the efficiencies of certain kinds of solar cells,” according to a news release from the American Chemical Society.
August 28th, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
A team led by Brown University researchers has been awarded $4 million by the National Science Foundation to study a promising new type of solar cell—solar cells made from perovskites.
August 27th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Micron3DP isn’t the only group that’s 3-D printing with glass. A collaboration of groups at MIT has developed its own additive manufacturing process for 3-D printing optically transparent glass, called G3DP.
August 24th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
MIT spinout company Cambridge Electronics Inc. is helping gallium nitride get into the center ring with its recent announcement of “a line of GaN transistors and power electronic circuits that promise to cut energy usage in data centers, electric cars, and consumer devices by 10 to 20 percent worldwide by 2025,” according to an MIT News article.
August 19th, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
Researchers at National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan have developed a simple, cost-effective approach to produce graphene in a way that they say broadens the material’s potential commercial applications—they’re calling it ‘defective’ graphene.
August 18th, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
A team of scientists from Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (Laurel, Md.) might have the solution for keeping metal outdoor structures cool in the hot sun—a new glass-based paint.