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America Makes announces additive manufacturing project award winners

By Eileen De Guire / January 21, 2014

A tool caddy inside America Makes’ laser melt system also was made using additive manufacturing techniques. (Credit: ACerS.) The Youngstown-based America Makes—the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute—just announced the 15 winners of its RFP from last fall. According to the press release, America Makes “will provide $9 million in funding toward these projects with $10.3…

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Video: New nuclear fuel rod ‘jacket?’ EWI’s SiC joined-tube samples stable in MIT research reactor for six months

By / October 19, 2012

[flash http://ceramictechweekly.org/wp-content/video/ed_herderick_ewi_sic_cladding.flv mode=1 f={image=http://ceramictechweekly.org/wp-content/video/ed_herderick_ewi_sic_cladding.jpg}] According to EWI researcher Edward Herderick, the disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant presents a key question to the materials community. He asks, “Are there materials innovations that can profoundly improve the safety of existing light water reactors?” Herderick, an applications engineer in EWI’s Materials Group (Columbus, Ohio), says…

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