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Senvol database provides one-stop shopping for materials for additive manufacturing

By April Gocha / August 11, 2017

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.

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3-D printing, clean energy, and next-gen electronics: Three materials scale-up trends to watch on National Manufacturing Day

By Stephanie Liverani / October 7, 2016

Every first Friday of October, manufacturing companies and organizations join the movement to raise awareness about U.S. manufacturing. From 3-D printing to solar to next-gen electronics, check out some of the materials manufacturing buzz we’ve been following this year.

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Fruitful enterprise? Apple patents method to manufacture harder zirconia ceramic

By April Gocha / August 11, 2015

According to Patently Apple, Apple has filed a new(ish) patent for a ceramic component casting method to manufacture harder zirconia ceramics.

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New phase-change ceramic stores energy and releases it under pressure

By April Gocha / July 28, 2015

Scientists at the University of Tokyo have discovered a unique ceramic that can store heat long-term and release it on-demand, opening up new possibilities for a variety of energy storage systems.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / November 19, 2014

Growing forests of carbon nanotubes, high-temperature superconductors explained, new crystalline order for thermoelectric applications, and other materials stories that may be of interest for November 19, 2014.

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Ceramics turned electronics made beautiful

By Jessica McMathis / September 17, 2014

Ceramic artwork is beautiful—but ceramic materials can be just as pretty to look at, particularly when they are fashioned into pieces of art in their own right.

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Researchers levitate liquid metal oxide ceramics in mid-air to abuse them—Updated

By April Gocha / June 13, 2014

Researchers from Stony Brook University, in collaboration with Oak Ridge and Argonne national laboratories, have unveiled new insights into the structures of liquid metal oxides at high temperatures.

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Next-gen armor windows: See-through ceramics developed at NRL are 50 percent harder

By April Gocha / May 2, 2014

The US Naval Research Laboratory has developed a superior see-through ceramic nanocrystalline spinel, both highly transparent and strong, with ambitions to improve armor windows for military vehicles.

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Hard knock life: Marine mollusks inspire stronger ceramics

By April Gocha / April 7, 2014

New research uses inspiration from the ocean to improve ceramics, making them stronger by controlling their microstructure and mimicking that of marine mollusks.

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