September 13th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
A mechanical engineering student recently participated in a NIST summer project involving 3-D printed concrete—watch this video to see how the project team tested various cement paste samples to measure viscosity, yield stress, and printing defects.
September 12th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at Jožef Stefan Institute (Ljubljana, Slovenia), the National Institute of Chemistry (Ljubljana, Slovenia), and Stockholm University (Stockholm, Sweden) have developed a new method to rapidly and evenly densify nanoceramics, offering incredible potential to save a lot of time and energy in sintering processes.
September 7th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
A partnership between a research laboratory and a manufacturer has resulted in a new thermochromic window material that would save energy and automatically change its tint based on temperature.
September 5th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
ceramitec 2018 is an international meeting place for the ceramics industry. Held April 10–13, 2018, in Munich, Germany, ceramitec brings together researchers, scientists, exhibitors, and students from around the world to discuss the latest trends and challenges in the ceramics industry.
September 1st, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Scientists at ITMO University in Russia recently developed a scalable method of printing europium-doped zirconia nanoparticles into beautifully glowing security holograms that could secure the authenticity of printed documents and more.
August 16th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
The U.S. Navy created a submersible hull prototype on a giant 3-D printing machine in less than one week—saving the Navy 90% in production costs. This is the first step in building a fleet of submersibles that can withstand harsh ocean conditions.
August 11th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
The Senvol Database—the “first and most comprehensive database for industrial additive manufacturing machines and materials”—contains 1,292 fully and flexibly searchable materials, allowing manufacturers to quickly pinpoint the perfect material for each application.
August 2nd, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Can our footsteps generate enough power to light up the streets? A London company has installed energy-harvesting tiles that can generate electricity from pedestrians' footsteps to power street lamps and air purifiers.
July 28th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Researchers have created a perovskite solar cell that is printed on an aerosol-jet spray printer. Their method yielded a flexible cell that could lead to further improved efficiency and lower manufacturing costs for solar technologies.
July 25th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
The CEO of advanced materials manufacturing company American Elements recently met with White House officials to vie for the government to nationalize the U.S.’s last remaining rare earth mine.