PopMuse: Materials and Manufacturing http://popmu.se Musings of stuff en-us Copyright 2007-2020 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Researchers develop experimental rapid COVID-19 test using nanoparticle technique https://phys.org/news/2020-05-experimental-rapid-covid-nanoparticle-technique.html https://phys.org/news/2020-05-experimental-rapid-covid-nanoparticle-technique.html Fri, 29 May 2020 16:10:28 UTC Nanotechnology News - Nanoscience, Nanotechnolgy, Nanotech News Scientists from the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) developed an experimental diagnostic test for COVID-19 that can visually detect the presence of the virus in 10 minutes. It uses a simple assay containing plasmonic gold nanoparticles to detect a color change when the virus is present. The test does not require the use of any advanced laboratory techniques, such as those commonly used to amplify DNA, for analysis. The authors published their work last week in the American Chemical Society's nanotechnology journal ACS Nano. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Smart windows that self-illuminate on rainy days https://phys.org/news/2020-05-smart-windows-self-illuminate-rainy-days.html https://phys.org/news/2020-05-smart-windows-self-illuminate-rainy-days.html Fri, 29 May 2020 14:16:13 UTC Materials Science News - Chemistry News Smart windows that automatically change colors depending on the intensity of sunlight are gaining attention as they can reduce energy bills by blocking the sun's visible rays during summer. But what about windows that change colors depending on the humidity outside during the monsoon season or on hot days of summer? http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Researchers create active material out of microscopic spinning particles https://phys.org/news/2020-05-material-microscopic-particles.html https://phys.org/news/2020-05-material-microscopic-particles.html Fri, 29 May 2020 13:31:14 UTC Materials Science News - Chemistry News At the atomic level, a glass of water and a spoonful of crystalline salt couldn't look more different. Water atoms move around freely and randomly, while salt crystals are locked in place in a lattice. But some new materials, recently investigated by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, show an intriguing propensity to sometimes behave like water and sometimes like salt, giving them interesting transport properties and holding potential promise for applications like mixing and delivery in the pharmaceutical industry. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Baker Finsbury Food Group boosts asset management https://www.foodmanufacture.co.uk/Article/2020/05/29/Baker-Finsbury-Food-Group-boosts-asset-management?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS https://www.foodmanufacture.co.uk/Article/2020/05/29/Baker-Finsbury-Food-Group-boosts-asset-management?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS Fri, 29 May 2020 12:55:00 UTC at FoodManufacture RSS Finsbury Food Group has invested in improving its asset management system as part of a wider efficiency initiative dubbed 'Operating Brilliance'. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Nimbus Foods appoints confectionery NPD manager https://www.foodmanufacture.co.uk/Article/2020/05/29/Nimbus-Foods-appoints-confectionery-NPD-manager?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS https://www.foodmanufacture.co.uk/Article/2020/05/29/Nimbus-Foods-appoints-confectionery-NPD-manager?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS Fri, 29 May 2020 12:48:00 UTC at FoodManufacture RSS Nimbus Foods, the inclusions, decorations and toppings manufacturer owned by Meadow Foods, has appointed Craig Freshwater as its new confectionery NPD manager. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Confectionery producer Calico Cottage secures coronavirus funding https://www.foodmanufacture.co.uk/Article/2020/05/29/Confectionery-producer-Calico-Cottage-secures-coronavirus-funding?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS https://www.foodmanufacture.co.uk/Article/2020/05/29/Confectionery-producer-Calico-Cottage-secures-coronavirus-funding?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS Fri, 29 May 2020 12:33:00 UTC at FoodManufacture RSS Chocolate and fudge producer Calico Cottage has secured a six-figure funding deal with Lloyds Bank to help it continue its operations during the COVID-19 crisis. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Coronavirus obesity link reignites calls for tougher regulation https://www.foodmanufacture.co.uk/Article/2020/05/29/Coronavirus-obesity-link-reignites-calls-for-tougher-regulation?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS https://www.foodmanufacture.co.uk/Article/2020/05/29/Coronavirus-obesity-link-reignites-calls-for-tougher-regulation?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS Fri, 29 May 2020 12:23:00 UTC at FoodManufacture RSS The link between COVID-19 and obesity has reignited calls for stricter regulations on the production and sale of foods high in fat, salt and sugar (HFSS). http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ IACMI appoints new communications director https://www.materialstoday.com/composite-industry/news/iacmi-appoints-new-communications-director/ https://www.materialstoday.com/composite-industry/news/iacmi-appoints-new-communications-director/ Fri, 29 May 2020 12:15:00 UTC News IACMI has appointed Mark Morrison as its new director of communications.The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) has appointed Mark Morrison as its new director of communications. ‘Mark is a great fit for IACMI because throughout his career he has driven strategic public affairs and communication initiatives for global manufacturing companies and fostered strong industry and community relationships to advance innovation and achieve business goals,’ said IACMI CEO John Hopkins. ‘The current coronavirus pandemic underscores the importance of having IACMI consortium members aligned and connected with each other as a community, and the broader connectivity provided by the Manufacturing USA Institutes as a network of these communities, so we can accelerate technical innovations and rapidly manufacture solutions to meet US demand,’ Hopkins added. This story uses material from IACMI,�with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Spring edition of PM journal available https://www.materialstoday.com/metal-industry/news/spring-edition-of-pm-journal-available/ https://www.materialstoday.com/metal-industry/news/spring-edition-of-pm-journal-available/ Fri, 29 May 2020 12:15:00 UTC News The MPIF has made available the Spring edition of its International Journal of Powder Metallurgy online. A pdf can be downloaded here. ‘This issue is distributed at the annual co-located conferences held by APMI International and the Metal Powder Industries Federation, which were cancelled this year,’ the MPIF said.�‘Since we cannot all be together in Montreal this year, we wanted to ensure a wide distribution by making this issue free to everyone.’ This story uses material from the MPIF,�with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Webinar on medical AM https://www.materialstoday.com/additive-manufacturing/news/webinar-on-medical-am/ https://www.materialstoday.com/additive-manufacturing/news/webinar-on-medical-am/ Fri, 29 May 2020 12:15:00 UTC News GE Additive is holding a webinar on 3 June 2020 covering the use of additive manufacturing (AM) to make medical parts. ‘The medical industry was one of the early adopters of AM and continues to grow in the uses of the technology,’ the company said. ‘AM has proven to be ideal for the making of implants and devices, and it accelerates the introduction of parts into the market.’ The webinar includes a presentation from Implantcast, a company that has introduced AM implants for orthopedics and ramped up to full-scale production. Go here to register for the webinar. This story uses material from GE Additive,�with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/