Citrine Informatics Hires Senior Global Sales Leaders

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Citrine Informatics, the chemicals and materials artificial intelligence (AI) platform, today announced the expansion of its sales organization through the appointment of two seasoned sales leaders with years of experience growing worldwide technology field operations and servicing the needs of Fortune 1000 and manufacturing customers. Deepak Ghodke and Brian Gillespie have both been appointed as Vice President of Sales.

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Engineers 3-D print high-strength aluminum, solve ages-old welding problem using nanoparticles

HRL Laboratories has made a breakthrough in metallurgy with the announcement that researchers at the famous facility have developed a technique for successfully 3D printing high-strength aluminum alloys—including types Al7075 and Al6061—that opens the door to additive manufacturing of engineering-relevant alloys. These alloys are very desirable for aircraft and automobile parts and have been among thousands that were not amenable to additive manufacturing—3D printing—a difficulty that has been solved by the HRL researchers. An added benefit is that their method can be applied to additional alloy families such as high-strength steels and nickel-based superalloys difficult to process currently in additive manufacturing.

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3D Printing of High-Strength Aluminium Alloys

John H. MartinBrennan D. YahataJacob M. Hundley, Justin A. MayerTobias A. Schaedler,  Tresa M. Pollock

Metal-based additive manufacturing, or three-dimensional (3D) printing, is a potentially disruptive technology across multiple industries, including the aerospace, biomedical and automotive industries. Building up metal components layer by layer increases design freedom and manufacturing flexibility, thereby enabling complex geometries, increased product customization and shorter time to market, while eliminating traditional economy-of-scale constraints. However, currently only a few alloys, the most relevant being AlSi10Mg, TiAl6V4, CoCr and Inconel 718, can be reliably printed12; the vast majority of the more than 5,500 alloys in use today cannot be additively manufactured because the melting and solidification dynamics during the printing process lead to intolerable microstructures with large columnar grains and periodic cracks345. Here we demonstrate that these issues can be resolved by introducing nanoparticles of nucleants that control solidification during additive manufacturing.

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This Startup Is Combining Big Data and Materials Science to Revolutionize Manufacturing

If they are successful, the world of manufacturing will never be the same

By Greg Satell

Greg Mulholland didn’t take the typical route to getting his MBA. He had no background in banking or consulting and hadn’t even taken a business course as an undergraduate. After earning an Engineering degree from NC State and then a Masters Degree in Physics from Cambridge, he went to work as a materials scientist.

Yet after working at a small semiconductor company in North Carolina for a few years, he began to notice a strange disconnect. While it was crucial for companies to identify new materials that could lead to better products, very few executives were able to effectively interface with scientists like him. He saw an opportunity to become that nexus.

As it turned out, during “Admit Weekend” for the Stanford MBA program, he found a kindred spirit in Bryce Meredig, a newly minted PhD in Materials Science. Like Greg, Bryce thought that, with materials science heating up, there were enormous opportunities to be unlocked. Today, their company, Citrine Informatics, hopes to revolutionize how we develop new products.

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Citrine Chosen as “Major Player” and Manufacturing AI Leader

Team Citrine is proud to have been chosen as an Artificial Intelligence manufacturing leader in a new MarketsandMarkets research report.  IBM, Intel, Siemens AG and Oracle were among the other companies highlighted for their manufacturing AI technology.  Find out more information about the report here.

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Is It Time To Rethink The Scientific Method?

July 29, 2017

By Greg Satell

Designing an airplane has long been an exercise in tradeoffs. A larger airplane with more powerful engines can hold more people and go farther, but is costlier to run. A smaller one is more cost efficient, but lacks capacity. For decades, these have been nearly inviolable constraints that manufacturers just had to live with.

Boeing’s new 787 Dreamliner is different. It didn’t just redesign the airplane, it redesigned the materials that go in it. Because of its use of composite materials that are lighter and stronger than traditional metals, the company was able to build an aircraft that is 20% more efficient, but sacrifices nothing in terms of capacity or performance.

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Citrine Informatics Announces New Office in Pittsburgh

Silicon Valley AI Tech Startup to Create Next-Generation Materials and Chemicals Hub

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.– July 24, 2017 (BUSINESS WIRE)–Citrine Informatics, the chemicals and materials artificial intelligence (AI) platform, today announced the opening of the company’s first office outside Silicon Valley. The new office is located in the Bakery Square section of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a technology hub conveniently placed to service the growing demand for data science and materials informatics and chemicals manufacturers in the area.

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