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The most recent news and innovations from metals and alloys industries. Find news about steel, aluminium, magnesium, copper, new and complex alloys, metal foams as well as joining and manufacturing.

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Super-slick material makes steel stronger

Researchers at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have developed a way to make steel stronger, safer and more durable. Their surface coating, made from rough nanoporous tungsten oxide, is claimed to be the most durable anti-fouling and anti-corrosive material to date, capable of repelling any kind of liquid even after sustaining intense structural abuse.  Read More


Strong, light aerospace material developed

Global testing group, Exova has undertaken a test programme on a new corrosion-resistant stainless steel alloy (CRES) for a consortium of leading aerospace organisations. The new material is being developed for use in landing gear components and is claimed to be unique in its strength, lightness and affordability. Exova provided the consortium with a range of tests to determine strength, fracture toughness and stress corrosion cracking resistance.  Read More


Tata Steel confirms nearly 1200 job cuts

Tata Steel has announced that 1170 jobs are being cut at its plants in Scunthorpe and Lanarkshire. They are the latest in a series of job losses across the UK steel sector and follow news that administrators have been appointed to parts of Caparo Industries' steel operations.  Read More


Removing defects and maintaining strength of metals through cyclic healing

A team of researchers from institutions including Carnegie Mellon University, Xi'an Jiaotong University in China, MIT, and Johns Hopkins University, has developed a technique called cyclic healing that uses repetitive, gentle stretching to eliminate pre-existing defects in metal crystals.   Read More


Boeing unveils metal that is ‘slightly lighter than air’

Boeing claims to have created the worlds lightest metal, stating how the breakthrough could have major implications for aircraft and automotive fuel efficiency. The material is composed of a microlattice structure made of 99.99% air which makes it light enough to balance on top of a dandelion.  Read More


Titanium process benefits medical devices

Photo-etching of titanium is opening up an array of possibilities for medical device OEMs.  Read More


Magnetic, non-magnetics?!

Scientists have demonstrated for the first time how to generate a magnetic field in metals that are not naturally magnetic. The development could end reliance on rare and toxic elements commonly used by industry today.  Read More


Cutting costs in aircraft turbine production

A vibration clamping system has been produced by the Fraunhofer Institute to allow faster milling of aircraft turbine compressor blades. The system will aid damping by 400 times, cutting costs by nearly £4000. Turbine blades are long and thin, and producing them causes them to vibrate like a tuning fork. To avoid this, manufacturers mill each blade step by step. However, this manufacturing process has its own problems as tension causes the geometry to become slightly warped.  Read More


WWII brass bell recovered from seabed

Encrusted with marine life, the bell of the HMS Hood has been recovered from the seabed despite being sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 74 years ago. It was recovered over a mile and half under the surface of the water, on the bottom of the Denmark Straight, where it was sunk following an encounter with the German battleship Bismarck in 1941. The team that recovered it was led by Microsoft founder and philanthropist Paul G Allen.  Read More


HDDC process for aluminium heat sinks and liquid cold plates

Aavid Thermalloy has announced its High Density Die Cast (HDDC) heat sinks. These heat sinks are said to offer several advantages over their machined, die cast and extruded counterparts.  Read More


Metal manufacturer invests £250k

Worcestershire based precious metal contacts and precision metal pressings specialist, Samuel Taylor, will shortly be commissioning a new multi-slide press to increase its production capacity for terminal blocks and circuit breaker components following high demand for the materials.  Read More


£15m funding allows phase II of metal casting at Brunel

The UK government has awarded £15million funding to Brunel University, London, to fund a second phase of the new Advanced Metal Casting Centre.  Read More


Valve plate eclipses steel in reciprocating compressors

The efficiency and reliability of reciprocating compressors can be substantially improved through the use of valve plates made of Victrex Peek, claims the company.  Read More


‘Bio-tribology’ tests defined for orthopaedic implants

The orthopaedic implant sector is in a continual state of development, witnessing an explosion in novel materials' application and radical design alterations. This process is, however, often laced with challenges and articulating joints present a great number of these.  Read More


Sheffield produce world's biggest casting

Whoever said, 'Britain doesn't make anything anymore', obviously isn't from Sheffield. In fact the city is producing some of the largest castings ever produced for German company SMS Meer.  Read More


Service provides on-demand design and optimisation

Established to provide design and optimisation expertise for additive manufactured components to the high end engineering industries, Additive Design Consultancy (ADC), is a new company, based in Essex.  Read More


Microscopic visualisation examines how steels fracture

Researchers from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) have visualised, step-by-step, and on a microscopic level, how certain steels fracture when extreme loads are applied to them. This could help to improve materials used in the automobile industry.  Read More


Elastic waves captured and controlled says research team

Engineering researchers at the University of Missouri have developed a material that has the ability to control elastic waves and believe their technology might have a range of applications.  Read More


Hardide adds US manufacturing facility

Surface coating specialist Hardide Coatings is investing £4.5million in a US manufacturing plant to support customers in the oil and gas, aerospace, flow control and advanced engineering markets. The investment follows a recent increase in the capacity of Hardide's UK facility in Bicester.   Read More


Project launched to half the weight of car exhaust pipes

A project to cut the weight of car exhausts in half is being supported by a grant from the Niche Vehicle Network's Research and Development Programme. Experts from JSE-UK, Unipart Eberspächer and Coventry University - in conjunction with a local high-performance vehicle manufacturer - plan to design and make exhaust systems weighing just 20kg through an intense six-month project.   Read More


Less toxic fuel cells

A new fuel cell concept is set to enhance efficiency while simultaneously removing hazardous heavy metal ions.  Read More


Scottish steel market set for expansion

Following a successful first 18 months for Barrett's Tube Division in Scotland, the company has announced a major investment north of the border with the launch of Barrett Steel Scotland.  Read More


£9m Russian rolls contract for Sheffield engineering firm

Sheffield Forgemasters has secured contracts for forged steel rolls with Russia worth more than £9 million.  Read More


New alloy offers highest strength-to-weight ratio

Researchers from North Carolina State University and Qatar University have developed an alloy that has a low density similar to that of aluminum, but is stronger than titanium.  Read More


Nanodiamonds boost wear resistance of nickel plating

Materials specialist Carbodeon has achieved a threefold improvement in the wear resistance of electroless nickel through the addition of nanodiamonds.  Read More

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