Sunday, July 23, 2017

Low Cost Materials and Processes - Information Board - Database for Industrial Engineering and Value Engineering

Industrial engineers have to take every idea that can give cost reduction, evaluate it for technical and economic feasibility and develop it for practical implementation in their product design and  manufacturing activities.
This activity of industrial engineering can be termed technology efficiency engineering.
Value engineering is a technique focusing on product designs.
Methods efficiency engineering, especially operation analysis explained by H.B. Maynard is an IE technique with focus on manufacturing processes

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A Compendium of Information on Selected Low-cost Building Materials
UN-HABITAT, 1988 - Building materials - 106 pages
http://books.google.co.in/books?id=NmxMIZuhAcYC

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July 2017


Thin, low-cost material acts as air conditioner for structures
The new material could provide an eco-friendly means of supplementary cooling for thermoelectric power plants,
July 4, 2017
http://indianexpress.com/article/technology/science/thin-low-cost-material-acts-as-air-conditioner-for-structures-4517823/

Photonics.com
Jun 2017
TURKU, Finland, June 13, 2017
Researchers at the University of Turku in Finland have developed a low-cost synthetic material that emits luminescence closer to sunlight than that of the currently used lanthanides.
https://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=62142

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/06/170606090814.htm




November 2014


24 November 2014

General Motors developed a low cost aluminum welding process

http://www.trucktrend.com/features/news/2014/1411_report_general_motors_innovative_low_cost_aluminum_welding_technique/


New Clean, Low Cost Aluminum Production Technology from Infinium

Key advantages of the technology: 1) virtually eliminating CO2 emissions, which currently create 7-10 lb CO2 for every lb of aluminum produced, 2) enabling 3x-5x higher production output per footprint, and 3) reducing the cost by halving the energy required and eliminating the need for consumable graphite anodes.

ARPA-E declared the technology as winner of its Light Metals Systems program on September 19, 2013 for the Aluminum category.  The objective of ARPA-E's METALS program is to find cost-effective and energy-efficient manufacturing techniques to process and recycle metals domestically.
http://www.ireachcontent.com/news-releases/infinium-demonstrates-new-clean-low-cost-aluminum-production-technology-225783281.html

For aluminum, Infinium says, it can reduce processing costs by 30 to 50 percent. Making these metals much cheaper could, for one thing, transform car-making. The process will be commercially available in 2016
http://www.technologyreview.com/news/527526/a-cleaner-cheaper-way-to-make-metals/

Low Cost Stainless Steel for Corrosion Resistance - AK Steel 400

Typical applications include heat exchangers, display racks, gas range burner rings, office furniture and other uses where corrosion resistance at minimum cost is important.
AK Steel Corporation, West Chester, OH 45069
www.aksteel.com
http://www.aksteel.com/pdf/markets_products/stainless/ferritic/400_data_bulletin.pdf


September 2014



Mini 3D Printer Offers Multiple Materials at Low Cost

Among consumer 3D printers, the upcoming Lulzbot Mini will be slightly more expensive than its competitors (it aims to retail for about $1400), but it promises to print in a range of materials. In addition to the ABS plastic and PLA plastic that are most common consumer 3D printing materials, the Lulzbot Mini will also be able to print in nylon, heavy plastics and polycarbonates. The Lulzbot Mini is still in development, but at Maker Faire 2014 in Queens, New York a prototype of the upcoming printer, nicknamed "Begonia." was displayed. The final Lulzbot Mini is scheduled to go on sale later this year.
http://www.tomsguide.com/us/lulzbot-mini-3d-printer,news-19593.html


20 August 2014
eMemory Provides Tailor-Made MTP Solutions in Low-Cost Green Process Platforms,

Hsinchu, Taiwan -- Aug. 20, 2014 – eMemory is  an embedded non-volatile memory (eNVM) industry leader,  For bulk consumer micro-controller unit (MCU) applications, it focuses on low-cost, low power consumption and high flexibility for circuit designs, eMemory applies its technical advantages to eliminate redundant cells and assists foundry partners to simplify manufacturing processes and design tailor-made green process platforms.

eMemory, by removing redundant on-chip cells,  is able to help customers to simply process and reduce mask layers from 27, as typically required, down to less than 15 mask layers  creating a 30% or greater cost savings.
http://www.design-reuse.com/news/35237/ememory-mtp-green-process-platforms.html

18 August 2014

Cheaper Solar Cells Using Recycled Lead from Car Batteries

In recent years, researchers have worked on solar cells that use a compound called perovskite. The cells have quickly achieved over 19 percent efficiency in converting sunlight to usable electricity,
A study, published in Energy and Environmental Science, shows that these solar cells can be built  using recycled lead. The solar cells only need thin sheets of perovskite (about half a micrometer thick), and the lead from just one car battery could make enough solar panels to power 30 households.

These cell are. definitely cheaper,  study co-author and W.M. Keck Professor of Energy at MIT Angela Belcher said. “And the efficiencies right now are at almost 20 percent, which is competing with the 20 to 25 percent in silicon.” This increase from single-digit efficiency has only taken a couple of years, she said, while silicon took a decade to reach its peak efficiency.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2014/08/18/old-car-batteries-could-make-cheaper-more-efficient-solar-panels/
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23 June 2014
Eliminating Use of Rare Metals for Cracking of Ammonia to produce Hydrogen for Cars

Researchers at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) in the UK are proposing a new type of process that is an alternative to the use of rare or transition metal catalysts for the cracking of ammonia (NH3) to produce hydrogen. A paper on the process appears in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. The new process decomposes ammonia using the concurrent stoichiometric decomposition and regeneration of sodium amide (NaNH2) via sodium metal (Na).
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2014/06/20140623-ral.html


May 2014

LTGS Brick, low cost construction material
Compared to a traditional brick fired at 1000°C in a kiln, the LTGS brick needs about eight times less energy for an equivalent strength.
http://www.geopolymer.org/applications/ltgs-brick-low-cost-construction-material

April 2014
Houses costing less than $5,000 in China - 3D Printing
A Chinese company has demonstrated the capabilities of its giant 3D printer by rapidly constructing 10 houses in less than 24 hours. Built from predominantly recycled materials, these homes cost less than US$5,000 and could be rolled out en masse to ease housing crises in developing countries.
http://www.gizmag.com/china-winsun-3d-printed-house/31757/

5.3.2014
Low Cost Process to Produce MEG from Carbon Dioxide

A new process to convert carbon dioxide to chemicals has been unveiled by New Jersey-based Liquid Light Corp, a startup co-founded by Princeton University chemistry professor, Andrew Bocarsly, and a former graduate student, Emily Cole.

Its initial focus has been on ethylene glycol (MEG) which has a $27 billion market.
Whereas other processes to manufacture MEG require $617 to $1,113 of feedstocks derived from natural gas, oil or corn, Liquid Light says its process requires $125 or less of CO2 to make a ton of MEG  that will sell for $700 to $1,400 per ton.
http://biomassmagazine.com/articles/10094/nj-company-unveils-low-cost-co2-to-chemical-process





22.2.2014

12-year-old builds low-cost Lego braille printer

Shubham Banerjee, a California seventh grader, developed for a science fair project, $350 braille printers. The commercial ones can cost upwards of $2,000.
The better way he came up with involved the clever use of a $350 Lego Mindstorms EV3 kit along with a few bucks worth of hardware from Home Depot. He calls his creation the Braigo.
The Braigo Facebook page is constantly updated with details of the project.

Solar Power at 11 cents per kWh

Target  6 cents per kWh
Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced that the SunShot Initiative program is already 60 percent of the way toward its goal of bringing the average price for a utility-scale solar power plant down to the target price of six cents per kilowatt-hour.
It means it is now available at 11 cents by the end of 2013. That’s now less than the average price of electricity in the U.S., which is about 12 cents per kWh, according to the Energy Information Administration.
http://www.triplepundit.com/2014/02/25-million-doe-funding-for-low-cost-solar-power/



Blood Sugar Test at Rs. 2 Cost in India

A low cost testing device which promises to be a boon for diabetic patients by detecting their sugar level in less than a minute with much lesser amount of blood will be available in the next six to 12 months.
Indian Council for Medical-supported research in IIT, Mumbai, and Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, had developed two devices and testing strips for the estimation of blood glucose.
Testing blood sugar levels from this device will take just about a minute and may cost less than Rs 2 and require 1,000 times less blood than what glucose meters currently use.
http://www.firstpost.com/india/low-cost-faster-result-testing-device-for-diabetics-1379261.html


Microsoft said to cut Windows price 70% to push low-cost devices
Manufacturers will be charged $15 to license Windows 8.1 and preinstall it on devices that retail for less than $250, instead of the usual fee of $50
http://www.livemint.com/Companies/5Fxs0IenKLkp3y8haDMqoJ/Microsoft-said-to-cut-Windows-price-70-to-push-lowcost-dev.html

HyperSolar makes further progress in Low Cost Solar Powered Hydrogen Production
Its artificial photosynthesis technology is now capable of producing 1.2 volt open circuit voltage for use in direct solar hydrogen production.
The theoretical voltage for splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen is 1.23 volts, and approximately 1.5 volts in real-world systems.
http://eqmaglive.com/EQ-ARTICLE-25281-HyperSolar-Reaches-Significant-Milestone-in-Achieving-Low-Cost-Solar-Powered-Hydrogen-Production.html#.UwivCeOSxe4 


Texas Instruments CC2500
Low-Cost Low-Power 2.4 GHz RF Transceiver
http://www.ti.com/lit/ds/swrs040c/swrs040c.pdf

Nvidia launches low-cost, low-power Maxwell GPU
Nvidia has unveiled its new Maxwell GPU architecture, promising high-performance and Full HD gaming at a reasonable cost and with low power consumption.
http://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/387136/nvidia-launches-low-cost-low-power-maxwell-gpu

Low-Cost, Acid/Alkaline-Resistant, and Fluorine-Free Superhydrophobic Fabric Coating from Onionlike Carbon Microspheres Converted from Waste Polyethylene Terephthalate
http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/es404345b


Carrier iQ brings low-cost Big Data analytics to telecommunications market
Carrier iQ, a pioneer in mobile intelligence, today announced the worldwide availability of iQ xPlore SmartStart. iQ xPlore SmartStart provides mobile network operators (MNOs) with a no-hassle path to understanding the customers' experience using device-sourced big data analytics.
http://www.ciol.com/ciol/news/209533/carrier-iq-brings-low-cost-big-data-analytics-telecommunications-market

Stratasys Introduces 3D Printer to Provide Low Cost Entry to Advanced Digital Dentistry
the Objet Eden260V Dental Advantage 3D Printer produces surgical guides and dental models in-house directly from intraoral scanner output.
http://www.investing.com/news/company-announcement-news/stratasys-introduces-3d-printer-to-provide-low-cost-entry-to-advanced-digital-dentistry-267839

A Low Cost Cardiovascular Diagnostic Instrument For Rural Healthcare
http://www.techpedia.in/award/project-detail/A-Low-Cost-Cardiovascular-Diagnostic-Instrument-for-Rural-Healthcare


A Low-Cost, 3D Wireless Sensor Network Testbed
http://www.wsnmagazine.com/wsn_testbed/


The Windfreak SynthNV is a 34.4MHz to 4.4GHz software tunable RF signal generator controlled and powered by a PC running Windows XP, Windows 7, or Android via its USB port. It includes an on board RF power detector which can be used with the sweep function as a basic RF network analyzer.
$599
http://www.windfreaktech.com/rf-signal-generator-and-power-detector.html

Low-Cost Earth-Imaging Micro-Satellites
http://www.gizmodo.in/science/Meet-the-Flockers-ISS-Launches-Low-Cost-Earth-Imaging-Micro-Satellites/articleshow/30302631.cms

Low-Cost Robots from Indian Manufacturers for use by  Indian SMEs
http://www.supportbiz.com/articles/top-story/low-cost-robotics-lends-helping-hand-indian-smes.html
http://www.jayrobotix.co.in/
http://www.jayrobotix.co.in/case_studies.htm
http://www.gridbots.com/
http://www.gridbots.com/industrial_robotics.html


5 Feb 2014
SUST students invent low-cost method to purify seawater
Two students of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) have invented a method to purify seawater using local technology.
http://unbconnect.com/new-technology/#&panel1-8

Citroen C4 Cactus Ushers In A New Kind Of Low Cost Car
http://beforeitsnews.com/motor-junkies/2014/02/citroen-c4-cactus-ushers-in-a-new-kind-of-low-cost-car-2486844.html

Karton Group Brings Low-Cost Cardboard Furniture to the Masses
http://www.trendhunter.com/trends/karton-group


4.2.2014

A simple, low-cost CVD route to thin films of BiFeO3 for efficient water photo-oxidation
http://pubs.rsc.org/en/Content/ArticleLanding/2014/TA/C3TA14824F#!divAbstract

Moss Bay EDA, Intercept unleash low-cost EMC sol'n
ntercept Technology has joined forces with Moss Bay EDA to release what they say is a low cost electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) solution.
http://www.eetindia.co.in/ART_8800694742_1800000_NP_bc08aa3e.HTM


Shark Bot India's cheapest 3D printer to be launched by  Kunhar Peripherals.
http://www.dnaindia.com/scitech/report-15-year-old-inventor-of-braille-e-reader-to-launch-india-s-cheapest-3d-printer-1959141

Digigram Lowers Barriers to Live Video Streaming With Low-Cost AQILIM *FIT/LE Broadcast-Quality Encoder
New Encoder Enables Use of Live Streaming in Growing Array of applications
DMN Newswire--2014-2-3--
Digigram announced the release of the AQILIM *FIT/LE professional video encoder, an intuitive and cost-effective solution for high-quality live event broadcasting over an IPTV network or multiscreen video distribution over the Internet.
http://www.broadcastnewsroom.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=3042310

APS Elastomers Compounds Low Cost TPUs For Shoe Heels And Wheel Applications

In addition to thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPU), APS Elastomers offers other thermoplastic elastomer raw materials (TPEs) such as styrenic-based thermoplastic elastomers (TPE-S), thermoplastic vulcanizates (TPV), thermoplastic polyester elastomers (COPE) and fluoropolymers (PVDF).
For information contact: Marketing Department, APS Elastomers, 30735 Cypress Road, Suite 400, Romulus, MI 48174. Email: info@apstpe.com, Web: www.apstpe.com


New Low-Cost Anti-Soiling Solar Panel Coating Can Optimize Efficiency
New coating for solar panels developed by researchers from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has shown the remarkable ability to repel various types of liquids, including water, as well as solid particles, which are known to reduce energy efficiency
http://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/02/03/new-low-cost-anti-soiling-solar-panel-coating-can-optimize-efficiency/


Pegasus Touch Laser SLA 3D Printer: Low cost, High Quality
by Full Spectrum Laser
383 backers $819,535 pledged of $100,000 goal

Bajaj Auto unveils low cost car RE 60

Manufacturing relocating from China to cheaper locales like Southeast Asia.
China is losing its competitive edge as a low-cost manufacturing base, new data suggest, with makers of everything from handbags to shirts to basic electronic components relocating to cheaper locales like Southeast Asia. FDI is showing decline.

BeetleCopter, the low-cost alternative for wildlife photography
A British photographer and entrepreneur has developed drone technology for shooting documentary-quality wildlife footage at extremely low cost.


3.2.2014

Fujitsu Laboratories and Furukawa Electric Develop Low-Cost Multi-Fiber Optical Connector

The conventional method of connecting optical fibers requires high-precision polishing that aligns the tips of the fibers, making the cost of this process considerable. Fujitsu Laboratories and Furukawa Electric have developed a connector  with a spring mechanism that obviates the need for this polishing process, slashing by more than half the cost required to connect optical fibers.
http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ani/fujitsu-laboratories-and-furukawa-electric-develop-low-cost-multi-fiber-optical-connector-114020300252_1.html

Bubble CPAP, a Low Cost Alternative for Treating Neonates with Severe Respiratory Illness developed Rice University Engineering Students
http://www.medgadget.com/2014/01/bubble-cpap.html

Frugally Engineered Car - Success in European Markets also
Euro 7,700 car Logan of Renault is a success.
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304356604577338221554946382

AN ENHANCED LOW COST HIGH PERFORMANCE IMAGE SCALING PROCESSOR USNIG VLSI
http://ijshre.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/IJSHRE_2129.pdf

LT1097 Low Cost, Low Power Precision Op Amp
http://cds.linear.com/docs/en/datasheet/1097fas.pdf


31.1.2014

British women to have £1,000 'no-frills' IVF: Budget procedure inspired by Alka-Seltzer to be available within weeks.
Newly developed method economises on expensive drugs and incubators
Instead it uses cheap test-tube set and reaction inspired by hangover pills
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2549095/First-British-women-1-000-no-frills-IVF-Budget-procedure-inspired-Alka-Seltzer-available-weeks.html

China Seeks Low-Cost Production... In the US (Pt. 2)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robin-lewis/china-seeks-lowcost-produ_1_b_4683387.html

New Low-Cost Design of Staircase Climbing Wheelchair
http://www.ijert.org/view.php?id=436&title=new-low-cost-design-of-staircase-climbing-wheelchair


Large Aperture at Low Cost Three-Dimensional Time-of-Flight Range Sensor Using Scanning MEMS Micromirrors and Synchronous Detector Switching
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/upcoming_pdf.cfm?id=203328


New low-cost gas sensor technology from TTP uses speed of sound
TTP’s SonicSense delivers accurate gas sensing at a fraction of the cost of existing methods.
Drawing on TTP’s expertise in nonlinear acoustics and piezoelectric technology, the new SonicSense devices will cost between £3 and £6 each in volume production. TTP is investigating a wide range of industrial and medical applications, from gas safety and process control to respiratory monitoring and anaesthesia
http://www.cambridgenetwork.co.uk/news/new-low-cost-gas-sensor-technology-from-ttp-uses-speed-of-so8037/

Low-Cost High-Volume Scale Up of CVD Films and Nanomaterials for Industrial Applications
http://www.firstnano.com/applications/papers/low-cost-high-volume-scale-up-of-cvd-films-and-nanomaterials-for-industrial-applications/

Low Cost Hearing Aid

Rishikesh Kumar, a B.Sc student developed a hearing aid for just Rs 80. He used a micro-receptor along with a transistor mounted on a small box which catches sound. Through an earphone, the set-up sent it to the person's ear. A rechargeable battery was also added to the box which provided power to the device and gave a back-up of 12-13 hours.
http://www.news18.com/news/low-cost-hearing-aid-toilet-hand-pump-ordinary-peoples-extraordinary-ideas-349215.html


P2084A: Low Cost Frequency Multiplier
http://www.onsemi.com/PowerSolutions/product.do?id=P2084A

Development of a Low-Cost, Portable, 12-Lead ECG Machine

 for Health- Care Centres Across Rural India
Citation: Mehta P, Sudheer KM (2013) Development of a Low-Cost, Portable, 12- Lead ECG Machine for Health-Care Centres Across Rural India. J Med Diagn Meth 2:120. doi: 10.4172/2168-9784.1000120
Pourus Mehta
Electronics Division
Bhabha Atomic Research CentreM
OD Lab, Trombay, Mumbai 400085, India
E-mail: pdmehta @ barc.gov.in
http://www.omicsgroup.org/journals/development-of-a-low-cost-portable-12-lead-eCG-machine-for-health-care-centres-across-rural-india-2168-9784.1000120.php?aid=18388


30.1.2014
Frugal Engineering: The Mantra To Design Resource-efficient Embedded Systems and Chips
Optimization in designing embedded systems
http://electronicsforu.com/electronicsforu/circuitarchives/view_article.asp?sno=1495&title%20=%20Frugal+Engineering%3A+The+Mantra+To+Design+Resource-efficient+Embedded+Systems+and+Chips&id=12384&article_type=8&b_type=new


JATCO,a Nissan subsidiary.  the world’s leading manufacturer of continuously variable transmissions,is developing a standard automatic transmission to compete in lower-cost countries such as India.
http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/jatco-developing-low-cost-automatic-transmission

Low Cost 3D Depth and Thermal Sensors
http://www.mm-applications.com/download.html?file=tl_files/mm-applications/Downloads/Outlook_LowCost_Depth_Thermal_Sensors_Trends_Applications.pdf

29.1.2014
HIGH QUALITY, LOW COST PROTOTYPE PCBS
http://www.pcbunlimited.com

Snom Introduces Low Cost Gigabit Ethernet VoIP Phone
 “Gigabit Ethernet is typically a hallmark of more expensive phones, but Snom is delivering that capability at $139 (MSRP)."
http://voip-routers.tmcnet.com/topics/voip-routers/articles/368354-snom-introduces-low-cost-gigabit-ethernet-voip-phone.htm

28.1 2014

Low Cost 3D Printing Book for Free Download

Low Cost 3D Printing for Science
Low Cost 3D Printing for Education
Low Cost 3D Printing for Sustainable Development
http://sdu.ictp.it/3d/book/Low-cost_3D_printing_screen.pdf

low-cost irrigation systems for rural farmers
KB Drip system, provides low cost micro-irrigation technology that helps small farmers increase their yields by as much as 50%.  The company selling the system estimates that each system increases net additional income for user farmer households by $400 US per year.
http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/01/27/global-easy-water-project-joins-the-business-call-to-action-providing-low-cost-irrigation-systems-for-rural-farmers/


Low-cost preparation of high-k expanded graphite/carbon nanotube/cyanate ester composites with low dielectric loss and low percolation threshold
http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ie402832u

PulsedLight Develops Low-Cost New Optical Ranging Sensor Technology for Drones and Robots
http://www.worldindustrialreporter.com/pulsedlight-develops-low-cost-new-optical-ranging-sensor-technology-for-drones-and-robots/

Inert Low Cost Flow Meter for OEM Applications
http://www.labsave.com/news_items/431-inert-low-cost-flow-meter-for-oem-applications



The Low-Cost High-Flow Exhaust - Part Two for Car
http://www.autospeed.com/cms/A_113039/article.html

ADXL185B:  LOW COST, SINGLE Z-AXIS PSI5-COMPATIBLE SATELLITE SENSOR

The ADXL185B z-axis sensor and the ADXL189B x-axis sensor are g range configurable, integrated single-axis satellite sensors, compliant with the PSI5 Version 1.3 specification. The ADXL185B/ADXL189B enable low cost solutions for front and side impact airbag satellite sensor applications.
http://www.analog.com/en/mems-sensors/mems-accelerometers/adxl185b/products/product.html

Lemken offers a low-cost four-furrow plough
 It needs a tractor up to about 170hp and the four-furrow model costs £16,411.
http://www.fwi.co.uk/articles/27/01/2014/142983/lamma-lemken-offers-a-low-cost-four-furrow-plough.htm

Low Cost Price Gps Vehicle Tracking System Rs: 3999
http://vadodara.olx.in/low-cost-price-gps-vehicle-tracking-system-rs-3999-call-us-09999393944-iid-594521235

IIT students developed low cost water filter
The laboratory prototype uses 120 gm of filtering material based on composite nano-materials, which is enough to produce 3,600 litres of completely clean drinking water. Assuming daily use of 10 litres of drinking water, the filter is good enough for an entire year for the family. Going by the estimate of inventors, the filter will cost Rs 500 whereas the cost of the cartridge will be Rs 150.
http://www.deccanherald.com/content/330804/iit-students-develop-low-cost.html


One step closer to low cost solar cells
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology - OIST
 An OIST research team led by Yabing Qi is investigating solar cells based on organic materials that have electrodes both flexible and transparent, enabling the fabrication of these solar cells at a low cost.
The main component for fabricating Flextrodes is PET, the same inexpensive and readily available plastic that comprises disposable drink bottles.  The possibility of this technology being available for widespread public use may be just around the corner. Perhaps the next window decoration you put up will be one composed of organic solar cells, providing not just nice aesthetics, but clean energy as well.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140127092936.htm



Google Search Link for Low Cost Material  - All results of this search were included in this post.


28.1 2014

Low Cost 3D Printing Book for Free Download

Low Cost 3D Printing for Science
Low Cost 3D Printing for Education
Low Cost 3D Printing for Sustainable Development
http://sdu.ictp.it/3d/book/Low-cost_3D_printing_screen.pdf


ORNL makes low-cost carbon fibre available to US companies
http://www.reinforcedplastics.com/view/33735/ornl-makes-low-cost-carbon-fibre-available-to-us-companies/


Low Cost, Net Shape Fabrication of Rhenium and High Temperature Materials for Rocket
Engine Components


Vacuum Plasma Spray techniques (VPS) have been developed to reduce the cost and fabrication
time of metal and ceramic rocket engine components. Refractory metals and ceramics such as
Re, Hf, W, W/Re, HfC, and HfN are being used for their high melting temperatures and chemical
stability. However, the difficulty of forming these materials into complex shapes has limited
their application in the past. The VPS technique involves spraying material onto a mandrel of the
desired shape and subsequently removing the mandrel. A primary advantage of VPS forming
over other powder metallurgy techniques is that near-net-shape spray forming of components
significantly simplifies and reduces the cost of fabrication due to the high material utilization and
reduction of laborious machining.
http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/p011181.pdf


Moving towards lowest cost fish production
S.K.Retting Presentation
http://www.feedconferences.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderfiles/Obach.pdf


Reduce the energy required by existing hydraulic injection moulding machines by up to 50 %

ENGEL's new retrofit solution ecodriveR is reasonably priced, can be fitted with little hassle and reduces the energy required by existing hydraulic injec-tion moulding machines by up to 50 %, increasing their cost-effectiveness sig-nificantly as a result. ENGEL has been a leading developer of energy-efficient drive concepts for many years now
http://www.packagingeurope.com/Packaging-Europe-News/56897/Engel-Energy-Efficiency-for-Updating.html

27.1.2014


Lightweight Steel Twist Beam Achieves 30 Percent Mass Reduction At Lower Cost Than Alternative Materials in Automobiles


"U-Beam" design – based on a tubular shape using advanced steels – achieves a 30 percent mass reduction relative to the baseline assembly, at a modest 15 percent cost increase, considerably less than the cost of similar weight savings from materials like aluminum.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/12/04/mi-auto-steel-weight-idUSnPnDEb9Mmd+164+PRN20131204

Pilot-Scale Evaluation of Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) Adsorption Using Low-Cost, High-Performance Materials for Removal of Pesticides and Organic Matter in Drinking Water Production
http://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/%28ASCE%29EE.1943-7870.0000704?journalCode=joeedu

Low Cost Beers from Cassava
http://www.howwemadeitinafrica.com/multinational-brewers-turn-to-cassava-for-low-cost-beer/32070/

NRL Develops Low Cost, High Efficiency Solar Sensor

Research scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) Electronics Science and Technology Division have developed a novel low cost, highly efficient spectral sensor for field analysis of solar cell irradiance performance and spectral distribution.
http://www.nrl.navy.mil/media/news-releases/2013/nrl-develops-low-cost-high-efficiency-solar-sensor

3-Year Project for Low-Cost OLEDs in Germany

Conventional OLEDs are manufactured using expensive vacuum processes, but a collaboration of researchers from cynora GmbH, Novaled AG and the University of Regensburg aim to explore new functional soluble materials for inexpensive OLED production under the cyCESH project, which began June 1, 2013
http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=54439


26.1.2014


Inkjet Catalyst Printing and Electroless Copper Deposition for Low-Cost
Patterned Microwave Passive Devices on Paper
Benjamin S. Cook,1† Yunnan Fang,2† Sangkil Kim,1  Taoran Le,1  W. Brandon Goodwin,2
Kenneth H. Sandhage,2,3,* and Manos M. Tentzeris1,*
1 School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332, USA
2 School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332, USA
3 School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332, USA

A scalable, low-cost process for fabricating copper-based microwave components on flexible, paper-based
substrates is demonstrated. This low-cost copper patterning process is readily scalable and may be used to generate a variety of copper-based microwave devices on flexible, paper-based substrates.
Electronic Materials Letters, Vol. 0, No. 0 (0000), pp. 1-8

High Performance and Low Cost PVC Composited Material
http://www.scientific.net/AMR.630.84

Low Cost Asymmetric Thin Film as Accelerating Wound Healing Material
http://aasrc.org/aasrj/index.php/aasrj/article/view/1434

Indium tin oxide synthesized by a low cost route as SEGFET pH sensor

Indium tin oxide (ITO) has emerged as important engineering materials, since their versatile optical and electronic properties have found application in many fields including optoelectronics and photonics
http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?pid=S1516-14392013000500028&script=sci_arttext

Low Cost Precision Cleaving of Semiconductor Wafers and Other Materials
Researchers  have developed a high-throughput, low cost method for precise cleavage of silicon, germanium and virtually any material. This approach harnesses electromagnetic forces for cleaving standard cylindrical ingots and wafers along certain crystallographic planes. The process results in nearly zero material loss and can be scaled for high throughput on low-cost equipment that is easy to maintain. This invention could be used for kerfless cleaving of silicon and has general industrial applications for almost any material that requires precise cleaving. The inventors have built a prototype processing chamber and are testing its performance in cleaving 100 mm diameter silicon and germanium.
http://gtp.autm.net/technology/view/48094
AUTM Association of University Technology Managers  http://gtp.autm.net/

Coconut shells as low cost filling material for anaerobic filters in rural areas
http://www.springerplus.com/content/pdf/2193-1801-2-655.pdf

Low-Cost Bricks From Recycled Paper Mill Waste
Made from 90% recycled paper mill waste (RPMW) and 10% cement, the mixture is mechanically mixed and pressed into molds and then cured in the sun.
Blocks made from these cast-off materials are half the cost of normal bricks and much lighter.
http://www.greengrowth.org/?q=news/indian-researchers-create-low-cost-bricks-recycled-paper-mill-waste

Japan has now found large deposits of rare earth materials in the ocean. The find was made by professor Yasuhiro Kato and his team from Tokyo University in Japan's Exclusive Economic Zone around the island of Minami-Torishima. This can lead to reduction of price rare earth materials by China once Japan starts mining from the ocean.
http://www.phonearena.com/news/Japan-finds-rare-earth-materials-that-could-lower-the-cost-of-electronics_id41218

PCB Surface Finishes & Cost Effective Pb Free Assembly Materials
http://2013.efyexpo.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Cookson.pdf

Low-cost all solid-state rechargeable batteries for Electric Vehicles.

Solid Power is developing ultra high energy, inherently safe and low-cost all solid-state rechargeable batteries. Our technology enables batteries that run considerably longer on a single charge as compared to current Li-ion batteries. Further, our battery material's inherent safety eliminates the need for the various safety features commonly associated with lithium-ion batteries, thus resulting in considerably lighter, less complex and less costly battery systems. Finally, our battery materials are made from exceptionally cost-effective and Earth-abundant materials resulting in further cost reductions. Specific attributes of our battery technology includes:
A specific energy (Wh/kg) that is nearly 3-times greater than current Li-ion batteries
Low-cost ceramic ceramic precursor materials
Materials that are inherently non-volatile and non-flammable
http://www.solidpowerbattery.com/


A Low Cost and Efficient Solar-Thermal System (2013)
A recyclable copper piping system was used for the indirect heating part of the system so as to keep costs low. Phase change materials were utilized for the storage tank to ensure the water kept its heat even when not being heated with solar energy. Finally, a Fresnel lens was used for the solar tracking device, which helps the system collect the full potential of solar energy.
http://solarthermalworld.org/content/low-cost-and-efficient-solar-thermal-system-2013


Wonder nanomaterial created from low-cost chemical
It is named the Multi-use Titanium Dioxide (TiO2). The material is formed by turning titanium dioxide crystals into patented nanofibres, which can then be easily fabricated into patented flexible filter membranes which include a combination of carbon, copper, zinc or tin, depending on the specific end product needed.
The material is capable of concurrently producing both hydrogen and clean water when exposed to sunlight, desalinating water as a high flux forward osmosis membrane, being made into a low-cost flexible solar cell to generate electricity and doubling battery life when used as the anode in lithium ion batteries.
http://eandt.theiet.org/news/2013/mar/wonder-material.cfm


“HBLED Grade AlN A New Low Cost Ceramic Material for High Power Semiconductor Applications based on Aluminum Nitride
The new HBLED grade AlN has a thermal conductivity of 100 W/m-K.
AlN (95%) has a thermal conductivity of  170 W/m-K
http://www.cmclaboratories.com/documents/cmc_low_cost_aln_power_semiconductors.pdf


Low-cost LEDs for saving energy and improving health
Gallium nitride has been described as “the most important semiconductor since silicon” and is used in energy-saving LED lighting. A new £1million growth facility will allow Cambridge researchers to further reduce the cost and improve the efficiency of LEDs, with potentially huge cost-saving implications.
http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/low-cost-leds-for-saving-energy-and-improving-health

Large-Area Low-Cost Gold Nanostructures through Colloidal
Nanolithography
http://braungroup.beckman.illinois.edu/MaterialsViews_AdvancedOpticalMaterials2013.pdf

Isis3D creates low-cost, high-quality desktop 3D Printer for everyone

The Isis3D features 20 Micron positional accuracy and "easy to use and remove" support material.
The Isis One desktop 3D printer is available for pre-order for US$2,199 (EUR1,659 / GBP1,407).
http://www.3ders.org/articles/20130816-isis3d-creates-low-cost-high-quality-desktop-3d-printer-for-everyone.html

Lower-cost graphene-like material developed by Queen's University chemists

Researchers at Queen's University have discovered a cheaper method for making a substance similar to graphene, a wonder material discovered in 2004. Graphene is a single layer of carbon atoms, arranged in a lattice pattern, with a wide range of applications including mobile device screens, solar cells, aircraft components, hydrogen fuel cells, and fast-charging lithium-ion batteries.
http://www.laserfocusworld.com/articles/2013/04/graphene-like-material-queens-univ.html


Low-Cost & High Performance Silicon Interposers and Packages (LSIP)

The Low-Cost Silicon Interposer (LSIP) industry consortium at Georgia Tech is addressing the limitations of current organic packages as well as wafer-based silicon interposers that are being produced in wafer fabs.
http://www.ipcoutlook.org/mart/53608F.shtml

25.1.2014

Lowering the Weight, Volume and Cost of Lithium Ion Batteries with High Rate Separators
The cell using the Dreamweaver separator is 19% lighter, has 25% less volume, has 40% lower foil costs and 58% lower separator costs, resulting in 27% lower total material costs. For higher power cells, the savings could be up to 27% of material costs. For common automotive batteries, the savings could be 21 – 110 kg and $880 - $4,675/automobile.
http://www.dreamweaverintl.com/file/365832857howtodesignalithiumionbatterywithlowermaterialcosts130102.pdf


Low Cost Graphene & 2D Layered Material Inks for Printed Electronics
Cambridge Graphene Platform's inks are composed of chemically pristine graphene (or other 2D materials), are produced with a scalable production process, require no post-processing and are suitable for many coating techniques.
http://www.idtechex.com/events/presentations/low-cost-graphene-and-2d-layered-material-inks-for-printed-electronics-004021.asp


New material could lower cost and improve organic photovoltaics
UK start-up Oxford Photovoltaics is working to commercialise a new material which could lead to low-cost organic photovoltaic (OPV) panels. Peroskite could lead to cheaper, more efficient OPV cells. Recent efficiency increases up to 15%  indicate that it could be used in OPVs to improve the cost, and the efficiency of the panel.
http://www.plusplasticelectronics.com/energy/new-material-could-lower-cost-and-improve-organic-photovoltaics-88034.aspx
http://www.uv.es/uvweb/universitat/en/llista-noticies/universitat-crea-una-lamina-fotovoltaica-baix-cost-una-alta-eficiencia-energetica-1285846070123/Noticia.html?id=1285897613729

How to Build a Low-Cost High-Efficiency Inverter
http://www.brighthubengineering.com/diy-electronics-devices/63708-how-to-build-a-low-cost-high-efficiency-inverter/


Low cost polymer LEDs and solar cells
The new plasmonic material, can be applied to both polymer light-emitting diodes (PLEDs) and polymer solar cells (PSCs), with world-record high performance, through a simple and cheap process.
http://www.electronicsnews.com.au/news/low-cost-polymer-leds-and-solar-cells

Low-Cost Housing for the Urban Poor in Akure, Nigeria: Materials and Techniques of Construction
http://www.iiste.org/Journals/index.php/JEES/article/view/7335

Cost Reduction of 3D Printing Raw Material Plastic filament

$250 Filament Extruder that turns plastic pellets into filament for 3D printing process.
Use: Producing 392 chess pieces in a particular color requires one kilogram (2.2 pounds) of plastic. One spool of commercially available filament costs  about $50. A kilogram of pellets can be converted into filament for a cost of  $10. Buying 25 kilograms of pellets in bulk means one kg of filament can be had at cost of just $5.
http://techland.time.com/2013/03/04/how-an-83-year-old-inventor-beat-the-high-cost-of-3d-printing/

Read more: How an 83-Year-Old Inventor Beat the High Cost of 3D Printing | TIME.com http://techland.time.com/2013/03/04/how-an-83-year-old-inventor-beat-the-high-cost-of-3d-printing/#ixzz2rOcgRcT5

Arsenic bioremediation by low cost materials derived from Blue Pine (Pinus wallichiana) and Walnut (Juglans regia)more by Amir Habib
Ecological Engineering 51 (2013) 88–94
http://www.academia.edu/2604048/Arsenic_bioremediation_by_low_cost_materials_derived_from_Blue_Pine_Pinus_wallichiana_and_Walnut_Juglans_regia_

Water-based chemical synthesis of low cost CIGS thin films

Currently, the conversion efficiency of Cu(In,Ga)Se2 (CIGS) based solar cells is exceeding 20%. However, conventional vacuum based fabrication of thin film is expensive and not easy for mass production. In order to produce CIGS thin film solar cells in a cost effective way, a solution based synthetic method, which employs water as a solvent was developed.
http://www.maneyonline.com/doi/abs/10.1179/1433075X13Y.0000000170



Perovskites: The Emergence of a New Era for Low-Cost, High-Efficiency Solar Cells
http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jz4020162
http://news.nd.edu/news/45774-researchers-identify-a-low-cost-alternative-material-for-next-generation-solar-cells/


SYNTHESIS OF LOW COST ADSORBENT FROM AZADIRACHTA INDICA (NEEM) LEAF POWDER
The adsorption technique is effective and economical to application level. But the regular commercial activated carbon is expensive. Low cost adsorbent prepared from Neem leaves. From the experimental finding it has been observed that the adsorbent material can be used successfully for removal of color. The maximum removal efficiency was observed up to 80% for prepared Neem leaves at optimum value of parameter.
http://www.technicaljournalsonline.com/ijaers/VOL%20II/IJAERS%20VOL%20II%20ISSUE%20II%20JANUARY%20MARCH%202013/270.pdf

KENAF FIBRES (Hibiscus Cannabinus) AS A POTENTIAL LOW-COST ADSORBENT FOR WASTEWATER TREATMENT
The natural fibre is an effective adsorbent for cationic pollutants, it can be equally effective for anionic pollutant following surface modification.
http://www.ijset.net/vol-5-b/IJSET%203.pdf




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Pages 9 to 11


Low-Cost Permanent Magnet Material in PM Synchronous Machines

Permanent magnet synchronous machines (PMSM) are considered a viable option in various types of applications.
But,  the main reason for the high price of PMSMs is the use of expensive neodymium or samarium-cobalt magnets.  Many parties are seeking for opportunities to use ferrites instead. In the case of multiple pole machines using ferrites in the outer rotor approach, with its low rotor yoke height, offers an interesting alternative. The air gap diameter of these machines can be made larger than in conventional inner rotor type motors without increasing the machine outer dimensions. In this paper, an outer rotor PMSM with ferrite magnets is analyzed and tested.
http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpls/abs_all.jsp?arnumber=6172667&tag=1

High Efficient  Concentration Photovoltaic Thermal System (CSP) with low cost materials
http://www.solarika.org/blog/-/blogs/high-efficient-csp-with-low-cost-materials

Low Cost Photobioreactor for Algae cultivation
http://www.caer.uky.edu/techfacts/TechFacts-BEC-Algae.pdf


DIY Plywood Flooring for High Gloss, Low Cost

The right type of wood and ply can make plywood a very practical flooring choice. It made for an affordable, clean and warm floor for their master bedroom.

Project: Plywood flooring for a bedroom; Size: 160 square feet; Budget: $700; about $4.35 per square foot
http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/8216171/list/Try-DIY-Plywood-Flooring-for-High-Gloss--Low-Cost


Graphene-like MoS2 as a low-cost counter electrode material for dye-sensitized solar cells
Dye-sensitized solar cells (DSCs) based on asprepared
MoS2 as the counter electrode material provided overall energy conversion efficiencies of 2.9% (100 mW cm-2), while
analogous DSCs based on a platinum counter electrode provided efficiencies of 5.2%. Considering that the Pt-free catalytic layer was
prepared by drying at 120 ºC, this material opens up an alternative to low-cost, less energy-intensive Pt-free counter electrodes.
www.nanoge.org

New Low-Cost, Transparent Electrodes
researchers report creating a sturdy, transparent, and indium-free electrode from silver (Ag) and titanium dioxide (TiO2) that could replace indium-based electrodes in some applications.
"Silver and titanium are much more abundant than indium in the earth's crust, and so we anticipate that electronic devices based on silver and titanium dioxide would be a more sustainable materials system and be manufactured at a low cost,"
http://www.newswise.com/articles/new-low-cost-transparent-electrodes2


Low-cost Molybdenum Carbide Catalysts Rival Platinum for Hydrogen Evolution
Published: 12 March 2013

The electrocatalytic production of hydrogen from water is a key process that may lead to the feasibility of hydrogen-powered energy production devices.  The most efficient catalyst for this process is currently platinum; however,its cost is high. In their paper published in Energy & Environmental Science, researchers at Brookhaven National Lab have examined a new, inexpensive molybdenum carbide catalyst supported on carbon nanotubes that is easy to produce and has superior hydrogen evolution properties.
http://www.materials360online.com/newsDetails/38600






23.1.2014
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An inexpensive new way to grow thin films of a material prized in the semiconductor and photovoltaic industries

Engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, have developed an inexpensive new way to grow thin films of a material prized in the semiconductor and photovoltaic industries
The UC Berkeley researchers demonstrated that indium phosphide, a III-V compound, could be grown on thin sheets of metal foil in a process that is faster and cheaper than traditional methods, yet still comparable in opto-electronic characteristics.
http://newscenter.berkeley.edu/2013/07/24/high-end-low-cost-thin-film-solar-cells/


Automotive Parts 3D Printed Using Low-Cost Titanium Powders


 3D printing with metal has been prohibitively expensive because titanium powders currently sell for $200 - $400 per kilogram, until now. Metalysis has developed a new way of producing low-cost titanium powder.
The Metalysis process could reduce the price of titanium by as much as 75%, making titanium almost as cheap as specialty steels. We believe that titanium made by the Metalysis process could replace the current use of aluminium and steel in many products.
In addition to titanium, Metalysis is developing tantalum powder and will use its technology to produce a wide range of specialist metals (including rare earths).
http://www.azom.com/news.aspx?newsID=39331


Effective enhancement of electrochemical performance for low-cost cathode material Li1.231Mn0.615Ni0.154O2 via a novel facile hydrothermal modification

Journal of Power Sources, Volume 246, 15 January 2014, Pages 569–573
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S037877531301344X


Engineered Material Systems Introduces Low-Cost Conductive Adhesive for Die Attach Applications
DELAWARE, OH ― October 2013 ― Engineered Material Systems, a leading global supplier of electronic materials for circuit assembly applications, debuts its CA-165 Low-Cost Conductive Adhesive designed for chip-on-board or general die attach applications in circuit assembly, photonics or camera modules.

ECM CA-165 is approximately half the cost of a pure silver-filled die attach adhesive
http://www.us-tech.com/RelId/1193895/ISvars/default/Engineered_Material_Systems_Introduces_Low-Cost_Conductive_Adhesive_for_Die_Attach_Applications.htm



Preparation of Organic Light-Emitting Diode Using Coal Tar Pitch, a Low-Cost Material, for Printable Devices

We have identified coal tar pitch, a very cheap organic material made from coal during the iron-making process, as a source from which could be obtained emissive molecules for organic light-emitting diodes. Coal tar pitch was separated by simple dissolution in organic solvent, and subsequent separation by preparative thin-layer chromatography was used to obtain emissive organic molecules.
http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0062903


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22.1.2014

Sustainable Gold Mining Wastewater Treatment by Sorption Using Low-cost Materials
The research showed that coconut shell (CS) can be an important low-cost sorbent for copper removal from inorganic wastewater. However, arsenic removal was only possible with iron-oxide-coated sand (IOCS).
http://www.wageningenur.nl/en/show/Sustainable-Gold-Mining-Wastewater-Treatment-by-Sorption-Using-Lowcost-Materials.htm


New low-cost, high-energy batteries could be powered by rhubarb, plants
Rhubarb and other simple green plants could be the source of materials for a new generation of batteries with the potential to transform energy systems, according to new research by Harvard University.

Scientists create a low-cost, long-lasting water splitter made of silicon and nickel
Stanford University scientists have created a silicon-based water splitter that is both low-cost and corrosion-free. that could help pave the way for large-scale production of clean hydrogen fuel from sunlight.
http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Stanford_scientists_create_a_low_cost_long_lasting_water_splitter_made_of_silicon_and_nickel_999.html

Novel materials and system designs for low cost, efficient and durable PEM electrolysers
The electrolyser will demonstrate a capability to produce hydrogen with an efficiency of at least 75% (LHV) at rated capacity with a stack cost below €2,500/Nm3h-1 and a target lifetime in excess of 40,000 hours (< 15 μVh-1 voltage increase at constant load).
http://www.fch-ju.eu/project/novel-materials-and-system-designs-low-cost-efficient-and-durable-pem-electrolysers

A Simple, Low-Cost Conductive Composite Material for 3D Printing of Electronic Sensors
we present formulation of a simple conductive thermoplastic composite we term ‘carbomorph’ and demonstrate how it can be used in an unmodified low-cost 3D printer.
http://disrupt3d.com/2013/05/29/simple-low-cost-conductive-composite-material-3d-printing-electronic-sensors/ 

Oxford Photovoltaics, an Oxford University spin-out, has reported a new high of 15.4% efficiency for its perovskite solar cells.
The improved efficiency represents a significant step forward in the scale-up and commercialisation of low-cost, efficient, flat-junction perovskite solar cells that can be readily incorporated into glass building facades.
http://www.photovoltaic-production.com/5055/abundant-low-cost-materials/

Scientists develop low-cost techniques for 'earthquake-proofing' homes
Researchers at Imperial are developing techniques for improving traditional construction methods used by people in rural communities in Latin America, so that they are more able to withstand earthquakes. The aim of the project is to show people how they can build homes more robustly while still using traditional materials in a sustainable and low cost way.
http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/newsandeventspggrp/imperialcollege/newssummary/news_15-3-2013-13-36-35



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20.1.2014
Using Earthbags for Low Cost, Disaster Resistant Housing
http://earthhandsandhouses.org/disaster-resistant-homes/

A low cost, controllable method for accurately polishing (semi)conducting materials
http://marblar.com/technology/US8052860


R&D on Low-Cost Carbon Fiber Composites for Energy Applications
http://www.carbonfiberworkshop.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/13-Cliff-Eberle-ORNL.pdf

Low-cost  titanium for 3D printing



Taking the ore material - the titanium oxide - and bunging it into a salt bath that's a mix of calcium salts and other chemicals at a very high temperature and  passing  electricity through it and it makes the titanium straight from the ore. This way, the researchers found  a way to convert rutile sand into titanium directly. at very low cost. You're then left with the powder you need to consolidate the material and  probably one of the best of ways converting this power into solid objects is 3D printing.
http://www.tctmagazine.com/additive-manufacturing/transforming-titanium-into-a-low-cost-material-with-3d-print/



High-quality, lower-cost nanofibers


 Using a small amount of well-placed double-walled carbon nanotubes, provided by collaborator MER Corp., to guide the formation and orientation of the nanocrystalline graphitic structure, they found they can use UNL-developed nanomanufacturing processes to create high-quality continuous carbon nanofibers.
The new fabrication process creates the greatest structural improvements at low temperatures, contributing to its potential low cost and ease in manufacturing.
http://newsroom.unl.edu/releases/2013/03/15/Team+aims+to+create+high-quality,+lower-cost+nanofibers+

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19.1.2014

Development of Sustainable, Ultra-Low Cost Construction Materials
The combination of internally cured RCA and integration of natural reinforcement materials allows for the production of concrete that is comparable to virgin aggregate as a construction material.
http://innovation.columbia.edu/technologies/cu13216_development-of-sustainable-ultra-low-cost-construction-materials


Using Trap Grease as a Low Cost Material for Biodiesel Feedstock Production
http://contest.techbriefs.com/2013/entries/sustainable-technologies/3761

Hemp fiber used to develop low-cost graphene-like nanomaterial.

Researchers from the University of Alberta developed a new low-cost process to turn hemp bast fibers into graphene-like materials that can be used in energy storage electronics. A part of the hemp plant called the bast, which is usually thrown away during industrial hemp production as a waste product is used. It is a nanocomposite made up of layers of lignin, hemicellulose, and crystalline cellulose. If you process it the right way, it separates into sheets similar to graphene.
http://www.smartplasticsgroup.com/from-hemp-fiber-to-low-cost-graphene-like-material

Low-cost, open-source 3D metal printer in development

Joshua Pearce and his team at Michigan Tech developed a 3D metal printer as work in process and raw. However it is ‘low-cost’ with a parts list price totalling under $1,500 worth of materials.
http://hexus.net/tech/news/peripherals/63453-low-cost-open-source-3d-metal-printer-development/
https://www.academia.edu/5327317/A_Low-Cost_Open-Source_Metal_3-D_Printer


Quinones - Low Cost Material for Energy Storage Batteries

Vanadium, the material typically used now, in energy storage battery costs about $80 per kilowatt-hour. Michael Aziz, a professor of materials and energy technologies at Harvard University, says the quinones will cut the energy storage material costs down to just $27 per kilowatt-hour.
http://nextbigfuture.com/2014/01/low-cost-materials-could-make-storing.html




Stabilization of Expansive Soils Using Low Cost Materials

International Journal of Engineering and Innovative Technology (IJEIT)
Volume 2, Issue 11, May 2013
http://ijeit.com/vol%202/Issue%2011/IJEIT1412201305_36.pdf


Low-Cost Snap Cure Conductive Adhesive For Photovoltaic Stringing And Bussing Applications
Engineered Material Systems (EMS), a leading global supplier of electronic materials for photovoltaic applications, is pleased to debut its CA-175 Snap Cure Conductive Adhesive for ribbon stringing and bussing in photovoltaic applications
http://eqmaglive.com/EQ-ARTICLE-24592-Engineered-Material-Systems-Introduces-Low-Cost-Snap-Cure-Conductive-Adhesive-for-Photovoltaic-Stringing-and-Bussing-Applications.html#.UttgZNK6Zkg

Consistent blast furnace operation whilst using low cost raw materials 

(Consistent BF)
The industrial experience with regard to using nut coke, ferrous fines and injected coals as important low cost raw materials was raised from test campaigns and operational modifications at five blast furnace plants.
http://bookshop.europa.eu/en/consistent-blast-furnace-operation-whilst-using-low-cost-raw-materials-consistent-bf--pbKINA25868/


Alternative Walling System for Low Cost Housing by Using Bamboo
International Journal of Innovative Technology and Exploring Engineering (IJITEE)
ISSN: 2278-3075, Volume-2, Issue-6, May 2013
http://www.ijitee.org/attachments/File/v2i6/F0837052613.pdf


Low-cost Solutions For Dynamic Window Materials

The cost of AZO (aluminum-doped zinc oxide) is about 25% of ITO
http://www1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/technologies/pdfs/emrgtech19_anders_040413.pdf

Silicide Nanopowders as Low-Cost and High-Performance Thermoelectric Materials
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11837-013-0609-0

Google search pages 1 and 2
18.1.2014
Rather than using custom laminates here, 3XA uses low cost press board and plywood, which not only reduce fabrication and building costs,
http://www.lifeedited.com/high-design-with-low-cost-materials/


Engineers at Oregon State University have determined that ethylene glycol, commonly used in antifreeze products, can be a low-cost solvent that functions well in a “continuous flow” reactor – an approach to making thin-film solar cells that is easily scaled up for mass production at industrial levels.
http://oregonstate.edu/ua/ncs/archives/2013/jul/antifreeze-cheap-materials-may-lead-low-cost-solar-energy



Low Cost Bricks
Seth Eyeru, a builder with Eco-Construct Uganda Limited says earth blocks are also known as compressed stabilised earth block (CSEB), stabilised soil blocks (SSB), stabilised earth blocks (SEB) and are produced from stabilised soil which is slightly moistened, poured into a press and then compressed either with a manual or motorised press.
http://www.monitor.co.ug/Magazines/HomesandProperty/Make-high-quality--low-cost-building--bricks--save-costs/-/689858/1743478/-/j00jyd/-/index.html


Asian Scientist (Jul. 24, 2013) – Korean researchers have developed a new plasmonic material for low cost polymer light-emitting diode (PLED) and polymer solar cell (PSC) applications. The new material, synthesized through a simple and cheap process, offers significantly enhanced performance over materials currently used in optoelectronic devices (OEDs).
http://www.asianscientist.com/in-the-lab/material-low-cost-polymer-leds-solar-cells-2013/


Sand as a low-cost support for titanium dioxide photocatalysts
the deposition of TiO2 as coatings on grains of sand presents an effective low-cost approach to providing enhanced levels of available catalyst surface area while maintaining easy material recoverability from treated water for titanium dioxide photocatalysts for environmental remediation.
http://www.materialsviews.com/sand-as-a-low-cost-support-for-titanium-dioxide-photocatalysts/

Low cost Indigenous raw materials for making sanitary napkins
Innovator: Mr Jaydeep Mandal, Aakar Innovations Pvt. Ltd.
Proposal Description
The technology is raw material for making Biodegradable Sanitary Napkins from indigenous pulps
(Bagasse (Sugarcane waste), Bamboo stem, Knit-wear waste, banana stem, Water Hyacinth etc.)
as an absorbent material and bio-degradable & compostable plastic.
https://www.indiainnovates.in/pdf/technology_Brief_50_Technologies.pdf


Low Cost Environmental Remediation Catalyst
Innovator: Mr Bharat Lodha, Battelle Science and Technology India Pvt Ltd.
Proposal Description
The technology is a catalyst material for environmental remediation application. The technology
utilizes an engineered mixture of natural-protein (novel catalyst) with zero valent iron, which
improves the degradation of recalcitrant contaminants in soil and water. The cost of the developed
catalyst material is very low as compared to existing catalysts (Pd, Pt, Ni, Co etc.).
https://www.indiainnovates.in/pdf/technology_Brief_50_Technologies.pdf

Low Cost Composites for Cars
 These cars are expected to be built on a new kind of material called poly-diallyl-phthalate (PDP), which is used for industrial applications.  Tata
http://www.carblogindia.com/tata-composite-materials-low-cost-car/


LTGS Brick, low cost construction material
This brick uses a very cheap material available in great quantity: lateritic clay earth. This special and abundant earth, mixed with a simple geopolymer binder is compressed to give the shape of a brick then heated in a furnace. Heated at 85°C, LTGS brick is water stable and has enough compressive strength to build a wall. Heated at 250°C, it resists to freezing. At 450°C, its strength increases more, so that it is possible to manufacture structural elements like beams for doors and windows.
http://www.geopolymer.org/applications/ltgs-brick-low-cost-construction-material


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