Kyocera Corp. recently announced that it has developed a new series of hybrid cermet materials that reportedly offer a 50% improvement in abrasion resistance and fracture resistance over conventional materials used as industrial cutting tool inserts.
The National Science Foundation is funding a new method for making materials that can make lighter, more efficient vehicles.
December 1, 2014
Diana Lados, associate professor of mechanical engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and founding director of the university’s Integrative Materials Design Center (iMdc), has received a three-year, $424,000 award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support the development of a new way to manufacture metal-ceramic composites.
Morgan Advanced Materials recently announced new solutions in sacrificial wear layers to extend the life of alumina or beryllia electrostatic chucks (ESCs) for semiconductor, solar and LED applications.