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Articles from the November 9, 2022 edition

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  • Prospector Portal mining analytics tool on a laptop, smartphone, and tablet.

    New Prospector for TMX Datalinx clients

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

    TMX info services division offers AI-powered mining analytics software. Prospecting for investment gems out of more than 2,000 publicly traded mining and mineral exploration companies has gotten a lot easier and accessible with a new agreement for TMX Datalinx, the information services division of the mining exchange powerhouse TMX Group, to sell the artificial intelligence-powered Prospector analytical tool. The brainchild of Emily King, a geologist and visionary with extensi... Full story

  • Concept of NASA’s Psyche spacecraft approaching the metal-rich asteroid.

    NASA is psyched about asteroid mission

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

    Psyche mission to $10 quintillion metal asteroid is slated for 2023. NASA and the agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory are psyched about a recent decision to put their planned mission to a metal-rich asteroid beyond Mars back on the docket. The space agency had originally planned to send a probe to 16 Psyche, a roughly 140-mile-wide asteroid in the belt between Mars and Jupiter, earlier this year. This mission, named after the destination asteroid, however, had to be scrubbed... Full story

  • A Microvast engineer studying General Motors' Ultium battery pack.

    GM doubles down on battery separator tech

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

    Being supported by a $200 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy's Battey Materials Processing and Battery Manufacturing initiative, General Motors has partnered with battery manufacturer Microvast to develop specialized electric vehicle battery separator technology along with a coinciding plant. Separators are safety-critical EV battery components that serve to separate the anode from the cathode, allowing ion transfer. Contributing its cutting-edge separator and... Full story

  • A 3D rendering of interconnected atoms that could function like graphene.

    Twisted graphene smooths quantum tech

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Nov 15, 2022

    Researchers postulate graphene can be transistor, superconductor simultaneously. With the breakthroughs in quantum technologies that graphene has enabled, among countless other discoveries this physics-bending 2D carbon has warranted, researchers need only find the right pattern to truly unlock the potential of this miracle material. Supported by the landmark discovery of "twisted graphene," scientists at ETH Zurich Laboratory for Solid State Physics have added yet another...

  • Boston Dynamics Spot robot fitted with ExynAI, Trimble X7 3D scanning system.

    Spot the autonomous robot surveyor dog

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Nov 9, 2022

    Boston Dynamics' Spot fitted with Exyn autonomy and Trimble 3D scanning tech. Upgraded with the powerful autonomy offered by Exyn Technologies and Trimble's advanced 3D scanning system, Boston Dynamics' Spot robot dog has been transformed into a state-of-the-art autonomous surveyor that can traverse, image, and map complex environments without the need for GPS or other guidance. "The integration of autonomous surveying technology into a construction workflow has... Full story

  • The USS Bataan is the first aircraft carrier to install a metal 3D printer.

    Navy adds first metal 3D printer to Bataan

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Nov 8, 2022

    Advancing efforts to become truly self-sufficient at sea, the United States Navy recently announced the installation of the first metal 3D printer aboard the USS Bataan. Installed under a joint effort between Commander, Naval Surface Force Atlantic, and Navel Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Technology Office, the newest printer includes a Phillips Additive Hybrid system, which integrates a Meltio3D laser wire deposition head on a Haas TM-1 computer numerical control mill. The...