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This section highlights the most recent news and innovation for metals and alloys. Find news about best practice design with metals, and news on developments including steel, aluminium, magnesium, copper, new and complex alloys, metal foams as well as joining and manufacturing constraints.

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05/04/2018

Technique combines multiple metals into metallic alloy nanoparticles with unprecedented chemical capabilities

Researchers from four US universities have managed to combine up to eight different metals into single, uniformly mixed nanoparticles, creating new and stable nanoparticles that the researchers say ...  Read More

26/03/2018

Military method slashes titanium production by 50%

Scientists at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory’s (Dstl) Porton Down military research base have reduced the 40-stage titanium production process down to just two, which could cut costs ...  Read More

23/03/2018

3D printed metallic glass alloys

North Carolina State University researchers have created amorphous metal, or metallic glass, alloys using 3D printing technology. This, the researchers say, opens the door to a variety of ...  Read More

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12/03/2018

Is the automotive industry about to give up on advanced materials?

The automotive industry is on the cusp of some drastic changes. According to a recent report by analyst IHS Markit, changes in personal transportation over the next 20 years will be more profound ...  Read More

09/03/2018

Shape memory alloy allows for foldable wings without actuators

Nasa has successfully applied a new technology in flight that allows aircraft to fold their wings to different angles while in the air.  Read More

05/09/2017

The Prototype Kilogram is losing weight, prompting efforts to redefine the base unit for measuring mass

The International Prototype Kilogram (IPK) is a physical block weighing as close to 1kg as is physically possible to engineer. It is used as the primary standard for virtually all units of mass and ...  Read More

Videos
30/01/2018

NASA tests foldable wings

NASA and Boeing have tested a drone that can hit incredible speeds due to a material innovation that allows the wings to dynamically change shape and position based on flight needs.  Watch Video

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