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  • critical minerals United States Geological Survey Critical Minerals Alliances

    And then there were 50 critical minerals

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Aug 5, 2022

    The U.S. Geological Survey has unveiled a proposed list of 50 minerals and metals critical to the United States. While this seems to be a major jump over the 35 critical minerals on the original list published in 2018, most of the increase is from a much-needed breakdown of the rare earth elements and platinum group metals. Listed as a single commodity on the 2018 critical minerals list, rare earths are a group of 15 individual elements, each with their own properties, uses,... Full story

  • Siemens Neoshapes ExOne metal 3D printing binder jet InnoventPro Formnext 2021

    ExOne to reveal latest metal 3D printer

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

    3D printing manufacturer and distributor, The ExOne Company, announced two significant developments for its industry-leading metal 3D printers – German international engineering conglomerate Siemens AG becoming the first customer for its InnoventPro 3L metal 3D printer, and Swiss startup Neoshapes SA to 3D print gold, platinum and silver alloys. Both companies will eventually utilize ExOne's latest InnoventPro 3L printer, the latest and most advanced entry-level model for m... Full story

  • Teck Resources Copper Mark UN Sustainable Development Goals responsible

    Teck commits to Copper Mark for its mines

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

    Teck Resources Ltd. has committed to Copper Mark, a voluntary assurance framework to promote responsible production practices and demonstrate the industry's commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Initiated by the International Copper Association, the Copper Mark was founded in 2019 to act as an independent entity and is the first and only comprehensive social and environmental assurance system for copper production. Copper producers that have been...

  • Chrysos PhotoAssay New Found Gold Newfoundland Queensway Australia CSIRO

    New Found turns to PhotonAssay tech

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

    Looking for speedier and more accurate assays from drilling at its Queensway gold project in Newfoundland, New Found Gold Corp. is shipping its samples to Australia for analysis with Chrysos Corp.'s PhotonAssay technology. While shipping samples all the way from eastern Canada to Western Australia may not seem like the fastest way to get results back from drilling, the backlog at assay laboratories in North America this year has mineral exploration companies waiting months to...

  • Grafren AB graphene textiles e-fabric smart clothes G-HEATEX PUZZLE X event

    Grafren technology opens door to e-fabric

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

    Continued innovations in graphene have led to Grafren AB developing a potentially new direction in the textiles industry. Possibly as significant as denim, smart graphene-based textiles with its patented method to separate high-quality graphene flakes have opened the doors to a future of high-tech fabrics. Sweden-based Grafren began as a team of researchers out of Linköping University seeking new ways to use graphene and devised a method to incorporate graphene flakes into the...

  • First Cobalt Electra Battery Materials eco-park battery park Ontario Canada

    Evolution of Electra Battery Materials

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Nov 9, 2021

    The ambitious 2035 target for a complete transition to electric vehicle sales set by most global automakers hinges on establishing reliable and responsible supply chains for the batteries that will power this envisioned electric mobility future. To help meet the burgeoning EV sector's battery material needs, First Cobalt Corp. is moving forward with an integrated battery refining, recycling, and manufacturing park in Ontario. "We see serious strains in the automotive supply... Full story