Tiny power generators

A thermoelectric generator is a device which produces electricity from a change in temperature. These things can be expensive and difficult to make, not least because they often use toxic materials. Now a team of researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology in Dresden are demonstrating at the Hanover Trade Fair a […]

Titanium for a chassis

We are getting used to carbon fibre body tubs in performance cars but making one out of titanium is new to me. http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/ariel-developing-titanium-chassis Maybe Ariel know about the Metalysis breakthrough, which could produce titanium for one-tenth of the present cost: http://www.economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21571847-exotic-useful-metals-such-tantalum-and-titanium-are-about-become-cheap

Cheap titanium

Imagine the cost of making titanium can be reduced to just one-tenth of the present process. Metalysis, a firm based near Sheffield in England seem to have found a way to do it. This form of Yorkshire alchemy can also be used to make titanium power for additive manufacturing. Story here.