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Low-temperature processing could establish ‘Materials Valley’ for companies manufacturing sustainable ceramic composites

By April Gocha / February 28, 2017

What if—instead of redesigning individual materials to make them stronger, lighter, cheaper, and greener—we could rethink a single processing method to improve various different materials? Such a reality may be closer than you think.

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Video: Watch this 3-D printed, jet-powered unmanned aerial vehicle soar

By April Gocha / February 1, 2017

Additive manufacturing company Stratasys and unmanned aerial vehicle systems manufacturing specialist Aurora Flight Sciences have teamed to fabricate something light, fast, and revolutionary—the first jet-powered, 3-D printed drone aircraft.

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Hot news: Laser melting sets new record for ultra-high temperature ceramic materials

By April Gocha / January 13, 2017

Researchers at Imperial College London have discovered that hafnium carbide and tantalum carbide have some of the highest melting points of any measured materials—making these ultra-high temperature ceramics potentially perfect for use in extreme environments, such as on hypersonic vehicles that soar through space.

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Gallium nitride has wear resistance that approaches that of diamond

By April Gocha / November 15, 2016

Researchers at Lehigh University report that in addition to gallium nitride’s checklist of other useful properties, the material has a wear rate that approaches that of diamonds—which could open the material’s foray into even more diverse applications.

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Science in Salt Lake—Check out these three scientific attractions during MS&T16

By Stephanie Liverani / October 21, 2016

Materials Science and Technology 2016 kicks off Sunday in Salt Lake City, Utah. And because we’re a group of science-and-tech-minded individuals, I’ve compiled a list of a few scientific attractions to catch in between MS&T activities next week.

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Video: Oak Ridge Lab additively manufactures Guinness world record-breaking largest 3-D-printed object

By April Gocha / September 28, 2016

Oak Ridge National Lab (Oak Ridge, Tenn.) recently used its Big Additive Manufacturing Machine to shatter the Guinness world record for the largest 3-D-printed solid object.

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NASA Glenn materials engineer Valerie Wiesner explores potential of ceramic matrix composites

By April Gocha / September 1, 2016

ACerS member Valerie Wiesner, a materials engineer at NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio, is one of the many scientists trying to fully unlock the potential of ceramic matrix composite materials.

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LEGO ladies: Mini-sized set creates large-scale impact by celebrating women of NASA

By April Gocha / August 11, 2016

Your favorite plastic minibricks may be embarking on an out-of-this-world journey with a new concept set that celebrates that accomplishments of women in space.

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New issue of Nature Materials features Nitin Padture on advanced ceramics for aerospace propulsion

By April Gocha / August 9, 2016

ACerS member and Fellow Nitin Padture penned one of three commentaries for a new aerospace-centered issue of Nature Materials. Padture’s article, “Advanced structural ceramics in aerospace propulsion,” details the vital role of advanced structural ceramics in ever-advancing vehicle propulsion systems.

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Video: Adorable interplanetary pioneers—CubeSats to soon travel to Mars with NASA’s Insight mission

By April Gocha / August 3, 2016

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab is preparing to send CubeSats on their first interplanetary mission—a journey to Mars.

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