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Materials & Innovations

3D-printed glass: Where are we now?

By Lisa McDonald / March 26, 2019

Since 2015, there have been quite a few advancements in glass 3D printing technology. Take a look at some highlights from the past four years, and find out what may come next.

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Video: Search for an ideal anti-fog coating “heats” up the competition

By Lisa McDonald / March 20, 2019

ETH Zurich researchers developed an anti-fog coating that works by absorbing sunlight and generating heat rather than being hydrophilic, like other common anti-fog sprays. The researchers are collaborating with an industry partner to bring their coating to market.

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Welding glass to metal: ‘Breakthrough’ expands realm of manufacturing possibilities

By Lisa McDonald / March 19, 2019

Researchers from Heriot-Watt University and industry successfully welded glass and metal together using an ultrafast laser microwelding process. They are now developing a prototype for the laser processing system to take it closer to commercialization.

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No need for thermal treatment—this process heals cracks in ceramic composites at room temperature

By Lisa McDonald / March 1, 2019

Osaka University researchers found that anodic oxidation allows them to self-heal ceramic-based composites at room temperature, bypassing high-temperature treatments that can cause undesirable reactions.

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All-season athletic apparel? Carbon nanotube-coated textile cools when you’re warm and warms when you’re cool

By April Gocha / February 22, 2019

Researchers at University of Maryland reported they developed a carbon-nanotube-coated fabric that is the first of its kind to seamlessly transition between keeping you warm in the cold and cool in the heat—by automatically reacting to body physiology.

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Learn about future of materials research at National Academies decadal survey webinar

By Lisa McDonald / February 19, 2019

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is releasing its latest report, Frontiers of Materials Research: A Decadal Survey, on Thursday, February 28. You can register to attend the report release webinar, taking place 4–5 p.m. EST.

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Optical fibers shake up earthquake monitoring systems

By Lisa McDonald / February 12, 2019

A team of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory researchers showed “dark fibers,” unused fiber-optic cables that crisscross the United States underground, could be co-opted to serve as sensors in earthquake monitoring systems.

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Creating diamonds at room temperature from carbon nanofibers and nanotubes

By Lisa McDonald / February 5, 2019

North Carolina State University researchers successfully created diamonds at room temperature in 2015 using carbon thin films. Now, they accomplished the same feat using carbon nanofibers and nanotubes.

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Gain a winning smile with glass-ceramics

By Lisa McDonald / January 22, 2019

Glass-ceramic dental crowns offer better aesthetics than conventional ceramics, but are not as strong. Researchers in Sweden developed a glass-ceramic that is both aesthetic and strong.

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Video: Move over, polymers—3D-printed ceramic body armor has arrived

By Lisa McDonald / January 16, 2019

Polymers gain toughness when 3D-printed in certain geometries. Now, researchers can apply that same technique to ceramics using a modified 3D printer that handles ceramic slurries.

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