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A red Jeep Wrangler EV plugged into a “powered by sunshine” charger.

NioCorp works on Al-Sc alloy car parts

One way to extend the range of an electric vehicle, or even get better gas mileage out of a conventional internal combustion automobile, is to lighten the load. NioCorp Developments Ltd. is working with... — Updated 12/2/2023

Sandia lab technician shines light on 3D printer during superalloy printing.

Sandia scientists 3D print new superalloy

In the emerging field of additive manufacturing, researchers from Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, N. M., have developed a material that could significantly reduce carbon emissions from... — Updated 2/28/2023 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Metals
Department of Energy ORNL research ductile alloy nanoprecipitates Ying Yang

DOE researchers develop new super-alloy

Scientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, have found a way to simultaneously increase an alloy's strength and ductility, a measure... — Updated 7/12/2022

Rio Tinto titanium iron scandium aluminum mine Quebec

Rio Tinto moves into scandium market

Rio Tinto's titanium and iron facility in Quebec will soon be producing scandium, a critical metal used by the aerospace, defense, and high-tech sectors. This will make the global mining company the first... — Updated 7/10/2022

Airbus APworks scandium Rio Tinto rare earth critical metal Scandium

Westerners chase scandium production

Scandium, one of 35 minerals identified as being critical to future production of high-tech and industrial technologies in the West, is seeing a surge in mining and extraction activity in response to... — Updated 7/27/2021 Full story


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