"composite materials" tag

New material discovered in Japan

Japan scientists have discovered a new material that contracts when heated, a rarity. The metal-ceramic composite material is composed of calcium, ruthenium and oxygen atoms. When heated, it shrinks 6.7 percent. It’s a new…

Using ultrashort pulsed laser radiation to structure fiber-reinforced components and remove their coatings

Composite materials made of glass or carbon fibers are characterized by their low specific weight and outstanding mechanical characteristics. Fiber-reinforced components are already being successfully processed today in industrial mass production. Although the…

Adaptive material which heals itself

Scientists from Rice University invented an adaptive material that has the ability to heals itself regaining its original shape. The Rice material called SAC (for self-adaptive composite) consists of what amounts to sticky,…

New lightweight metal matrix composite with heat resistance

A new metal matrix composite that is so light that it can float on water is demostrated by researches. A boat made of such lightweight composites will not sink despite damage to its…

A new metal matrix composite

A new metal matrix composite that can float on water (but is still very strong) has been created by researchers at New York University and Deep Springs Technology. This combination could see it…

Introduction to composite materials

For several years now, a new category of materials featuring extraordinary characteristics has jumped to the forefront. They are composites, consisting of a matrix and a series of reinforcements embedded into it. The…

Lightweight construction and automotive

The issue of lightweight construction cannot be ignored by any automobile manufacturer today. The number of innovative composite parts in vehicles is constantly growing. At this year’s JEC Europe Composites Show and Conference…

NASA pushes composite materials for aerospace industry

The project entitled “Design and Fabrication of Aerospace-Grade Digital Composite Materials” won the NASA Early Career Faculty Space Technology Research Grant, a program that  pushes the development of innovative technologies that address the needs…

The hand-held laminating tool, the dibber

A revolutionary new laminating tool: the dibber

A hand-held laminating tool, known as the dibber, for use in the layup of advanced composite components, was designed and developed by a PhD student from the University of Bristol. The manual tool could…

“Competence in composites” at AMB exhibition in Stuttgart, Germany

AMB exhibition will take place from 16 to 20 September 2014 in Stuttgart, Germany. This edition will focus, as usual, on “Key to markets”, specially on composites and composite materials, in the area…

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