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Lighter and multi-functional materials

The trend towards saving resources and lightweight design is the dominant motivation for the majority of development projects in industry. Lightweight design can be pursued by adopting one or more of the 4…

Acid or alkaline?

The electroplating of zinc-nickel alloy assures a high protection against corrosion. The alkaline one is more diffused, but …. After iron, aluminium and copper, zinc is the most used metal. Today it features…

Refiner master for magnesium alloys

Scientists at Brunel University (London) perfected a patented niobium-based master alloy filled the missing gap in grain refiners for magnesium alloys and offered significant advantages over titanium in aluminium silicon alloys. Dr Hari Babu…

New products for FWR Carobronze

Specialised distributor in special bronze alloys FWR Carobronze, has expanded its range of very special copper alloys with copper-beryllium CuBe1.9 (often called UBE2) and CuBe1.9 Pb. With a strength of as much as…

Cobalt-Boron alloyed steel developed by Sande Stahlguss GmbH

The foundry steel castings mainly manufacturer for energy generating purposes Sande Stahlguss GmbH (SSG) has developed a high alloyed 9% chrome cobalt-boron steel (called CB2, GX13CrMoCoVNbNB9-2-1) which increases the efficiency of power plants…

New U.S. CAFE standards push automobile lightweighting

New Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards released by U.S. government for 2025 are creating opportunities for new materials companies that focus on car lightweighting.  CAFE standards for 2025 were going to be…

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