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 4th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Cell3Ditor uses ceramic 3-D printing to improve production of solid oxide fuel cells, Vietnam builds first ultra-clear float glass factory, and more ceramic and glass business news of the week for August 4, 2017.
August 2nd, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Nanoparticles could spur better LEDs, invisibility cloaks, novel technique using graphene to create solar cells, and other materials stories that may be of interest for August 2, 2017.
June 30th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
US Silica to build new frac sand mine and plant in the Permian, AGC Asahi Glass to sell stake in architectural glass subsidiary in Philippines, and more ceramic and glass business news of the week for June 30, 2017.
June 20th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology have taken inspiration from conch shells to develop a 3-D printing technique that can build composite materials with incredible toughness.
May 10th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
3-D printing is quickly becoming a ubiquitous technology in many industries. Now, a researcher from Massachusetts Institute of Technology has developed a 3-D printing system to construct a large building.
May 9th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Scientists at George Washington University are using 3-D printers to create substitute tissues to support damaged bone, cartilage, and neural tissue during the healing process. Their research could eventually help patients with damaged tissues heal more quickly.
May 4th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Two new papers, one published in Nature and one in Advanced Materials, describe 3-D printing techniques that use silica nanoparticle inks—rather than molten glass itself—to to fabricate optically clear glass components with micrometer-scale resolution, a huge leap forward for the integration of glass materials into additive manufacturing.
April 20th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
The May 2017 issue of the ACerS Bulletin—featuring articles about Gorilla Glass automotive windshields, 3-D-printed polymer-derived CMCs, a composite-like semiconductor crystal, and dynamics of glass relaxation—is now available online.
April 14th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at Northwestern University have devised a technique to 3-D print soft rubber-like materials out of ink composed primarily of extraterrestrial soil. Using a biologically derived binder to hold the soil particles together, the team demonstrated that their unique method can 3-D print tools, building blocks, and other structures.