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Creating digital twins of materials

To ensure the digital networking of production systems and the optimization of material-specific requirements, we need to measure, analyze and replicate the changes in material properties in a process in which “digital twins”…

Students thrust magnesium back in to the spotlight

Students in Birmingham, UK, are being challenged to showcase the potential uses of magnesium within the aerospace sector as part of a competition being set by Birmingham City University and the world’s largest…

Materials and efficiency in comparison

The attainment of the best efficiency of an electric motor involves several aspects. Among them, also the choice of the materials constituting the core, from the magnetic lamination to the stator pack. Today…

Gas saving metals

After 40 years creating metal matrix composites, metallurgist Pradeep Rohatgi invented new materials to build smart products. Most of Rohatgi’s creations sat on the shelf for decades. But a flourishing entrepreneurial culture at UW-Milwaukee, the right…

Graphene offers potential for use in coating machine components

Physicists have been studying the lubricity of Graphene on the nanometer scale. Since it produces almost no friction at all, it could drastically reduce energy loss in machines when used as a coating,…

Titanium: Limiting wear and enhancing performances

The study at stake sets the target of assessing how a small percentage of titanium inside gray iron, often deemed an impurity due to the negative effects that it exerts on the microstructure…

Foams? Yes, metallic

Materials recently conceived, with peculiar characteristics, metal foams are arousing the interest of several sectors, constantly identifying new application sectors Foams belong to the category of cellular materials, that is to say that…

The multiple challenges of machining ISO P workpiece materials

The ISO metalworking workpiece material classification system is divided into six categories: P, M, K, N, S, H (Fig.1) Properties essentially determine how the material reacts to being machined, and how in turn…

A new way for making graphene competitor

University of Pennsylvania‘s researchers have made an advance in manufacturing molybdenum disulphide, a 2-D material that could compete with graphene for replacing silicon in next-generation electronics. By growing flakes of the material around…

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…

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