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The scientific employees Dr. Valentine Gesché, David Schmelzeisen and Kristina Simonis of Institut für Textiltechnik (ITA) of RWTH Aachen University under the leadership of Prof. Thomas Gries, won the RWTH Innovation Award for their project “4D textile – additive manufacturing of hybrid materials for temporarily shape shifting applications.” In this project, microstructures were printed in …

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Oerlikon announced February 7, 2017 that it is expanding its global additive manufacturing (AM) business with a state-of-the-art R&D and production facility for additively manufactured advanced components in the Charlotte metro area in North Carolina, USA. Oerlikon will invest around CHF55million in this facility in 2017 and 2018, and expects to create over 100 new jobs …

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Kelheim Fibers, a leading manufacturer of viscose specialty fibers, has completed the next step in the development of IR-reflecting fibers. During the last months, the incorporation of mineral IR-reflecting particles has been tested in several spinning trials. Different levels of these particles were integrated into the fiber’s core, thereby preserving the fiber’s inherent properties, rather than being added as …

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