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Articles from the January 13, 2021 edition

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  • Toyota Australia BHP Land Cruiser 70 EV electric vehicle Eddy Haegel Edgar Basto

    Toyota Land Cruiser 70 gets EV upgrade

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jun 8, 2023

    Mining giant BHP and Toyota Australia have teamed up to convert the Land Cruiser 70, a rugged and retro Toyota workhorse in Australia, to an electric truck that will retain the toughness for which this vehicle is renowned but without the exhaust that comes with the typical 4.5-liter diesel V8 engine. Available in SUV and pickup versions, the Land Cruiser 70 has been produced in Australia since 1984 and is a popular vehicle in the mines there. An electric Land Cruiser 70 is... Full story

  • U.S. Department of Energy Dan Brouillette nuclear power plant ARDP NRIC TRISO

    Nuclear program sets off decade of growth

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 10, 2022

    Early last year, the U.S. Department of Energy launched three separate award programs to fund domestic private companies in developing nuclear reactors in the United States. Congress appropriated US$230 million to kick off this series of investments and through a cost-sharing partnership the DOE, will award amounts to private companies while expecting to invest close to US$4 billion over seven years with the partners providing at least 20% in matching funds. "All of these proj...

  • General Motors Everybody In electric vehicle Deborah Wahl Sharon Gauci

    GM embraces electric inflection point

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 10, 2022

    In what may be an inflection point, not only for a legendary American automaker but for the future of automobiles around the globe, General Motors has set off on a new path, an all-electric path. Revamping, rehauling and rebranding, GM invites 'Everybody In' on its shift to an electric future. Announced Jan. 8, GM kicked off its newest 'Everybody In' campaign, setting an optimistic tone for the company's EV future focusing on three themes: • Exciting a new generation of b... Full story

  • NASA COSM Advanced Manufacturing Systems 3D metal printing Richard Comunale

    Metal 3D printing systems for space bots

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 10, 2022

    COSM Advanced Manufacturing Systems is in the final stages of developing and building electron beam 3D metal printing systems that will allow space robots to print parts in the vacuum of space, as well as future lunar and Martian outposts. "Producing large metal parts autonomously to verifiable specifications and quality in-space will be an enabling part of man's permanent presence on the Moon and further missions to Mars," said COSM Advanced Manufacturing Systems President...

  • Geomega Resources Inc Kiril Mugerman REE magnet recycling pilot plant

    Geomega ready to scale up REE recycling

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 10, 2022

    Following the successful completion of four rounds of testing its rare earths recycling pilot plant, Geomega Resources Inc. is ready to begin scaling up the technology. "Having a fully operational pilot plant has provided Geomega with the necessary validation to proceed to the next stages of engineering, finalize discussions with vendors and launch procurement," said Geomega Resources President and CEO Kiril Mugerman. Though Geomega owns a mining project in Quebec that hosts...