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Vehicle upheaval: Can fuel cells take on the automotive market?

By April Gocha / August 18, 2015

Everything seems to be changing in the automotive world today—cars are getting lighter, smarter, and more efficient than ever before.

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Audi to lightweight its vehicles with glass fiber-reinforced suspension springs

By April Gocha / July 9, 2014

Audi recently announced its own lightweighting strategy to put some of its models on a diet that will trim almost 10 pounds, from a perhaps unlikely source.

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Other materials science stories that may be of interest

By / October 1, 2012

You probably already know there is some really interesting stuff going on in the materials field. Here is some of the latest: Project aims to convert waste into construction materials A project in Europe aims to convert urban and agricultural waste into high-performance products for the construction sector. These materials will be developed within the…

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By / August 31, 2012

Here is what we are hearing: MTC launches high-temperature bimorph range Morgan Technical Ceramics is extending its electro ceramics portfolio, with the launch of a new range of high temperature piezoelectric bimorph components, suitable for sensor and actuator applications in the fields of aerospace, automotive, medical and general industry. Manufactured in the company’s facility in Ruabon,…

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By / July 13, 2012

Here is what we are hearing: Surmet’s transparent, tiled, three-panel ALON armor window. Credit: Surmet. Advances in making large ALON transparent armor windows Surmet continues its advances in fabricating cost effective large area ALON transparent armor windows for many applications. Current capability allows for monolithic ALON windows to be fabricated in sizes as large as…

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Final photo report from MCARE 2012

By / March 2, 2012

Tom Mroz, technical director, Harper International. Credit: ACerS. Wednesday and Thursday were the final days of symposia at the Materials Challenges in Alternative & Renewable Energy meeting. At least two things make events, such as the MCARE conference, financially possible: registrants and sponsors. This year, MCARE particularly benefitted from having Harper International (Lancaster, N.Y.) step…

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MCARE: Power and posters

By / February 28, 2012

Tuesday was the first full day of symposia at the MCARE 2012 meeting going on Clearwater Beach, Fla. Credit: ACerS. The first full day of symposia and tutorials took place today. With four or five concurrent sessions, a comprehensive (or even semi-comprehensive) report on today’s events at the Materials Challenges in Alternative and Renewable Energy…

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By / September 20, 2011

Here’s what we are hearing: Duo’s chemistry makes it possible: natural gas produced from biomass H.C. Starck and Clausthaler Umwelttechnik-Institut (Germany) have joined forces to successfully develop a completely new generation of catalyzers and process technology for the production of substitute natural gas from biomass as a renewable energy source. The two groups have engineered…

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By / August 9, 2011

Here’s what we’re hearing: Corning prepares to again produce missile nosecones They called them Falcon, Hawk, Tartar, Sidewinder, Sparrow and Svenska. They were missiles that used one of Corning Inc.’s most successful defense products of the 1950s and 1960s: glass-ceramic radomes. The radomes, made of Corning’s proprietary Pyroceram materials, were nosecones that allowed missiles in…

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Materials stories that may also be of interest

By / April 22, 2011

Check ’em out: Toyota Announces finalists in ‘Ideas For Good’ challenge ‘Solar group buy’ program launched in California Novel bulk metallic glass nanowires boost fuel cell efficiency NC State researchers develop material to remove radioactive contaminants from drinking water Fiber-optic laser-based system brings rifle sights into the 21st century

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