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Articles from the May 13, 2020 edition


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  • Solar energy wind electricity sunset World Bank Climate Smart Mining

    All clean energy paths lead to mining

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

    The World Bank Group estimates that more than 3 billion tons of minerals and metals will be needed to deploy the wind, solar and geothermal power, as well as energy storage, required to meet carbon reduction goals to achieve the 2 degree Celsius temperature increase limit outlined in the 2015 Paris Agreement. The global adoption of renewable energies could power a 500% increase in the annual production of battery minerals such as graphite, lithium and cobalt, according to a...

  • 3D rendering kitchen LexSet AI artificial intelligenc training routine

    LexSet is training AI with 3D images

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

    Burgeoning startup LexSet is taking an innovative approach to artificial intelligence training by creating an infinite amount of information by generating synthetic data. Based in Brooklyn, New York, the now synthetic data generation company did not initially start with plans to become so. Originally focused on creating a spatially aware AI for interior design, their vast accumulation of data inevitably led them to discover the potential of synthetic data for powering visual...

  • Metal Laser 3D printing gear cog

    Advancing metal 3D printing tech

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

    Metal 3D printing has the potential to reshape the way metallic objects are manufactured and four companies – Desktop Metal, ExOne, Rapidia and Velo3D – are breaking new ground with their metal 3D printing technologies. Showcased in a recent report by International Data Corp. (IDC), a global provider of technology and telecommunications market intelligence, these companies are pioneering 3D metal printing technologies with the potential to reduce costs while providing sig...

  • Fuller Moto 3d printing electric futuristic 2029 Majestic motorcycle concept

    Fuller Moto prints futuristic motorcycle

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

    Fuller Moto takes advantage of the design freedom offered by cutting-edge metal 3D printing technology to create the 2029 Majestic, an ultra-modern electric motorcycle inspired by a classic. A custom car and motorcycle shop based in Atlanta, Georgia, Fuller Moto specializes in transforming the imaginative ideas of its customers into reality with created design, engineering, and metalwork. The 2029 Majestic is a sleek high-tech design commissioned by the Haas Moto Museum and Sc...

  • Rare earth elements periodic table ores act domestic us production critical

    Cruz aims to end US reliance on China REE

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

    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) May 12 introduced the Onshoring Rare Earths Act of 2020, or ORE Act, legislation to end the United States' dependence on China for rare earth elements and other critical minerals used to manufacture our defense technologies and high-tech products. "Our ability as a nation to manufacture defense technologies and support our military is dangerously dependent on our ability to access rare earth elements and critical minerals mined, refined, and...

  • Silver lining of the COVID-19 pandemic

    Matthew Lasley, For Metal Tech News|Updated Jun 27, 2020

    Over the last couple of months, as the world has gone into lockdown in an effort to save lives during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen a few amazing things. First, we have seen the resilience of nature. Secondly, if you live in a metropolitan area, you are probably seeing truly blue sky over your city for the first in a very long time. NASA photographs as well as those on social media have shown how prevalent air pollution is over our metropolitan communities and how it... Full story

  • Phoenix coal ash rare earth separation Hasler Ventures Purdue research

    REE tech arises from the ashes of coal

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jun 27, 2020

    Coal-fired power plants have been inadvertently creating deposits of rare earth elements while producing low-cost electricity for American consumers. Eyeing the untapped potential in the ashes of decades of burning coal, researchers at Purdue University have developed a sustainable way to extract and separate these tightly interlocked elements into the metals needed for modern technology. And any efficient and environmentally friendly process developed to separate REEs found i... Full story