High-purity metal single crystals include gold, platinum, and palladium metals, which are used in surface chemistry experiments. Purities are to 6Ns, and are fabricated by electron beam float zone refining and Czochralski and Bridgman techniques. Sizes from 1/4 to 1 inch diameter and 1 mm to 1 inch long are available.
Sciaky, provider of electron-beam additive manufacturing (EBAM) services, will start selling these machines commercially in September. The company has used its EBAM 3D printing technology for making very large, high-value, metal prototypes and production parts for aerospace and defense OEMs.
At this year’s Google I/O, the spotlight was pointed on gender inequality in the high-tech industry. Google has established a new initiative that it hopes will even out the playing field, Made w/Code. Part of this initiative will fund free online courses in basic coding.
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