The Elements of Innovation Discovered

Articles from the June 23, 2021 edition


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  • GoldSpot Discoveries Opawica Explorations AI artificial intellgence Abitibi map

    GoldSpot inks largest client deal to date

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

    GoldSpot Discoveries Corp. June 16 announced a service agreement with Opawica Explorations Inc. to assist in the exploration of the mining junior's projects in the Quebec Abitibi Greenstone Belt and Central Newfoundland. "GoldSpot was born from an exhaustive pilot project generated from the decades of data collected on the Quebec Abitibi belt. As such, it is with great pleasure that we now announce our largest deal this year inclusive of additional royalty and royalty options...

  • General Motors Ultium battery factory Spring Hill Tennessee EV electric vehicles

    GM investing $35B in its electric future

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

    Putting its foot to the "electric pedal" in a race toward the all-electric mobility future it envisions, General Motors has bolstered its investments into electric and autonomous vehicles to $35 billion from 2020 through 2025, a 75% increase over the $20 billion commitment it made prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. "We are investing aggressively in a comprehensive and highly-integrated plan to make sure that GM leads in all aspects of the transformation to a more sustainable futu...

  • General Motors lithium battery hydrogen fuel cells electric aircraft Hydrotec

    GM powers trains, planes and automobiles

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

    Semis, trains, and now planes, General Motors' Hydrotec hydrogen fuel cell technology is offering a zero-carbon-emissions alternative to powering the way goods and people are being transported. Hydrogen fuel cells such as the Hydrotec technology developed by GM are much like batteries that generate their own electricity and heat by splitting hydrogen molecules into electrons and protons – electrons create a flow of electricity, and the protons unite with oxygen and to p...

  • Volkswagen Group VW metal 3D binder jetting printing Seimens HP Autostadt

    Volkswagen forges ahead with 3D printing

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

    Volkswagen Group is forging ahead with the use of innovative 3D printers in its production of vehicles, intending to use metal binder jetting to manufacture components at the company's main plant in Wolfsburg, Germany. "Despite the ongoing challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, we're continuing to work on innovation," said Christian Vollmer, a member of Volkswagen's board of management responsible for production and logistics. "Together with our partners, we aim to make 3D...

  • metal 3D binder jetting printing ExOne two million parts powder sinter furnace

    ExOne surpasses 2M metal 3D printed parts

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

    ExOne June 16 announced it has surpassed delivery of 2 million metal parts to customers worldwide and has added two new printers to its lineup for dedicated production of stainless-steel parts. A global leader in industrial sand and metal 3D printers using binder jetting technology, ExOne's metal 3D production facility has been in continuous operation since 2005 and has successfully reached the 2 million parts milestone. Widely regarded as the fastest method of metal 3D...

  • Caterpillar heavy machinery Nouveau Monde Graphite all-electric CAT carbon-free

    Electric Cats for a Nouveau graphite mine

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

    In a move that bolsters its own vision of becoming a carbon-neutral miner of graphite and advances technologies that will lower the carbon footprint of surface mines around the globe, Nouveau Monde Graphite Inc. has signed a deal with Caterpillar Inc. to develop, test, and produce a fleet of all-electric Cat mining equipment for its coming Matawinie graphite operation in Quebec. "We are proud to be a driving force for our peers as we strive to electrify our operations to meet... Full story

  • GoldSpot Discoveries AI artificial intelligence Denis Laviolette Canada Quebec

    GoldSpot AI for Critical Elements Lithium

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 1, 2022

    Just two days after signing an agreement to assist in the exploration of Opawica Explorations Inc.'s gold properties in Quebec Abitibi Greenstone Belt and Central Newfoundland properties, GoldSpot Discoveries Corp. has cut a deal to apply its proprietary machine learning technology and geoscience expertise to Critical Elements Lithium Corp.'s extensive land package in Quebec. "Our engagement with Critical Elements showcases GoldSpot's ability to work with mining leaders...