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Articles from the May 4, 2022 edition

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  • Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Hummer, Cadillac Lyriq and other GM electric vehicles.

    DOE earmarks $3.2B for battery materials

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Apr 16, 2023

    To help shore up domestic supplies of the cobalt, graphite, lithium, nickel, and other materials that go into lithium-ion batteries, the U.S. Department of Energy has directed $3.16 billion from the $1 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to bolster supply chains. This multi-billion-dollar funding comes a month after President Biden authorized the Pentagon to utilize the estimated $750 million of available Defense Production Act Title III funding to establish and... Full story

  • An artistic rendition of a microchip built for a supercomputer.

    Quantum leap for superconductors

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Apr 16, 2023

    A research group at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands has discovered one-way superconductivity without the use of magnetic fields, something that was thought to be impossible ever since its discovery in 1911 – until now. Throughout the 20th century, many scientists, including Nobel laureates, have struggled over the nature of superconductivity. Discovered in 1911 by Dutch physicist Kamerlingh Onnes, superconductors have since been a holy grail effort by r... Full story

  • Sandvik LH518B electric loader to be supplied to India's Hindustan Zinc.

    Sandvik deal electrifies Hindustan Zinc

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 12, 2022

    In a move to help decarbonize the largest underground mine in India, Hindustan Zinc has signed a deal to acquire a fleet of Sandvik electric mining equipment for its Sindesar Khurd zinc-lead-silver operation. Under a memorandum of understanding, Sandvik will deliver an LH518B battery-electric loader, three battery-electric TH550B underground trucks, and a DD422iE electric drill rig with Sandvik's unique and patented "charging-while-drilling" technology. Built on Artisan...

  • The two-inch diamond wafer can store 25 billion gigabytes of quantum memory.

    Diamonds are now a computers best friend

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 12, 2022

    A company that specializes in jewelry has teamed up with researchers to create a mind-blowing storage breakthrough – the collaboration resulting in the manufacture of a two-inch diamond wafer intended for quantum applications and is the largest diamond storage ever created, capable of holding up to 25 exabytes of information at room temperature. "A 2-inch diamond wafer theoretically enables enough quantum memory to record 1 billion Blu-ray discs," said Adamant Namiki P... Full story

  • The ElemX 3D metal printer by Xerox bought by Rochester Institute of Technology.

    Xerox printer copying in the 3D space

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 12, 2022

    Longtime household name Xerox is more than just copying onto paper these days. Today, it is printing in the 3D space as well, reporting that the Rochester Institute of Technology recently purchased one of its ElemX metal 3D printers for research and project development at RIT's Additive Manufacturing and Multifunction Printing Center in Henrietta, New York. "RIT has already been a great partner in helping advance our liquid metal AM technology and we believe the installation...

  • The Las Bambas mine that will soon benefit from hydropower from SmartH2OEnergy.

    Capturing hidden energy flows at mines

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 12, 2022

    Nearly every mine on Earth has a source of potential low-carbon energy that remains largely untapped – the natural surface waters flowing into, through and out of the operation. Germany-based SmartH2OEnergy, however, is investigating an innovative approach that transforms the potential of waters from various mining processes into energy that can help power the operation. Along with wind and solar, hydropower is a great source of zero-carbon electricity for power-hungry m... Full story

  • An image of the Mars rover that could potentially benefit from PhosEnergy GenX.

    Innovator develops long-life power units

    Rose Ragsdale, For Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 12, 2022

    A small Australia-based energy technology company is hot on the trail of building a prototype of a long-lived power generation system that could open the path to extended space travel, as well as a reliable and low-cost source of electricity for remote defense sites. But the revolutionary GenX units – which can provide power for decades without a continuous fuel source nor any human intervention or maintenance – is just one of several barrier-breaking technologies that Pho...