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2014-02-25 14:27:20

When deciding what materials to use in building something, determining how those materials respond to stress and strain is often the first task. A material’s macroscopic, or bulk, properties in this area — whether it can spring back into shape, for example — is generally the product of what is happening on a microscopic scale. When stress causes a material’s constituent molecules to rearrange in a way such that they can't go back to their original positions, it is known as “plastic...

2013-11-18 10:32:56

From the production of tougher, more durable smart phones and other electronic devices, to a wider variety of longer lasting biomedical implants, bulk metallic glasses are poised to be  mainstay materials for the 21st Century. Featuring a non-crystalline amorphous structure, bulk metallic glasses can be as strong or even stronger than steel, as malleable as plastics,  conduct electricity and resist corrosion. These materials would seem to have it all save for one problem: they are often...

2013-11-12 08:24:06

Texas manufacturing plant to meet demand for hydraulic fracturing SUGAR LAND, Texas, Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Santrol, a Fairmount Minerals company, announced today full-scale production of self-suspending proppant technology is underway at a Texas plant. Additional manufacturing sites will be integrated into the value chain during the first half of 2014 as field trials continue to validate the increased hydraulic fracturing efficiency with this technology. Santrol began field...

2013-09-12 12:25:03

CALGARY, Alberta, Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ESG Solutions, an industry leader in microseismic technology and services, is pleased to announce the introduction of a new advanced microseismic analysis service that describes hydrocarbon drainage as a result of hydraulic fracture stimulation. The service was launched as a new component of the company's existing Seismic Moment Tensor Inversion (SMTI) Production Suite, a patent-pending process that helps clients to better understand...

Scientists Use 3D Printer To Print Artificial Bone
2013-06-17 18:09:42

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Instead of looking to simply replace natural structures through artificial means, a group of MIT materials scientists are looking to create nature-inspired structures that actually outperform the original. Using 3D printing technology, MIT scientists have developed a process that allows them to turn designs into physical fracture-resistant, bone-like structures within just a few hours, according to their report in the...

2013-06-03 16:24:35

Investments from Tamiami Angel Fund and Florida Opportunity Fund Help Drive Company's 211% Rev Growth from Q1 '12 to Q1 '13 GAINESVILLE, Fla., June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Fracture, a Gainesville, FL-based "maker" startup that has developed a proprietary UV-based digital photo-to-glass manufacturing process, today announced that it has secured an additional investment of $500,000 from Florida's premier angel investment fund, Tamiami Angel Fund (TAFI). This new investment follows an...

2013-05-14 08:22:43

Game-changing proppant technology significantly improves reservoir production through superior proppant transport and placement while increasing hydraulic fracturing efficiency SUGAR LAND, Texas, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Santrol, a Fairmount Minerals company, announced today the acquisition of self-suspending proppant technology from Soane Energy of Cambridge, MA, that will enable operators to improve hydrocarbon production by substantially increasing the surface area of propped...

2013-05-06 08:20:59

PITTSBURGH, May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Warren M. Garrison Jr., a professor of materials science and engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, has developed a new ultra-strength steel of high fracture toughness that is significantly less expensive to manufacture than existing products. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20020422/CMULOGO ) The new steel contains no cobalt and only a relatively small amount of nickel and therefore is much less expensive than other ultra-high...

2013-01-22 16:22:43

HOUSTON, Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CARBO Ceramics Inc. (NYSE: CRR) announced today that its Board of Directors has approved the payment of a dividend on February 15, 2013, of $0.27 per share to shareholders of record on February 1, 2013. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120503/MM00528LOGO) CARBO is the world's largest supplier of ceramic proppant for fracturing oil and gas wells and a supplier of resin-coated sand proppant; the provider of the industry's most widely used...

2012-11-06 03:25:35

There has been great advancements in the development of the high-strength steel and the need for additional enhancements continue to grow. Various industries have a need for structural components that are lighter and stronger, improve energy efficiencies, reduce emissions and pollution increase safety and cost less to produce, particularly in the automotive industry. A group of researchers in Wayne State University´s College of Engineering have been working to create advanced...