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Praxair to apply Tribomet protective coatings to Rolls-Royce jet engine parts

March 30, 2017

Praxair Inc., Danbury, Conn., announces that its subsidiary Praxair Surface Technologies, Indianapolis, has been awarded a ten-year contract by Rolls-Royce to apply its Tribomet abrasive coatings to rotating components in jet engines for wide-body aircraft.

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Medical manufacturer chooses Ipsen Titan vacuum heat treating system

March 30, 2017

Ipsen, Cherry Valley, Ill., recently shipped a Titan H2 vacuum heat-treating system with 2-bar gas quenching to Costa Rica, where it will be used to manufacture surgical components.

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Lindberg/MPH ships gas fired zinc melting, holding furnace for diecasting

March 30, 2017

Lindberg/MPH, Riverside, Mich., has shipped a gas-fired melting and holding furnace with a maximum temperature of 850┬░F for melting and holding up to 45,000 pounds of molten zinc for diecasting.

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Wisconsin Oven four-zone conveyor furnace heat-treats AR-15 forged aluminum parts

March 29, 2017

Wisconsin Oven Corp., East Troy, Wis., has shipped a natural gas-fired four-zone solution treatment conveyor furnace for treating forged aluminum parts for AR-15 rifles prior to quenching in water.

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Organic compound developed to separate rare earth metals for recycling

March 22, 2017

The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, announces that its researchers have discovered a separation process that could make purifying recycled rare earth elements much less expensive.

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Instron website explains new ISO 6892-1:2016 for ambient tensile testing of metals

March 22, 2017

Instron, Norwood, Mass., reports that the newly released ISO 6892-1:2016 standard for ambient tensile testing of metallic materials provides greater clarity of the major changes that were introduced in the previous version, ISO 6892-1:2009.

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Arconic to supply aluminum for new Lexus RX in multi-year deal with Toyota

March 22, 2017

Arconic, New York, announces a multi-year supply deal with Toyota North America to supply aluminum for its all-new Lexus RX models, Toyota's first vehicle in North America to prominently feature aluminum exterior panels.

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Argonne self-healing diamondlike carbon tribofilms reduce friction by 25 to 40%

March 22, 2017

Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, Ill., announces that a research team has developed a self-lubricating diamondlike carbon tribofilm that regenerates itself by breaking down the molecules of lubricating oil and rebuilding the tribofilm as it is worn away.

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Bruker SkyScan benchtop system features high-speed X-ray microtomography

March 20, 2017

Bruker, Billerica, Mass., introduces the SkyScan 1275, a high-speed X-ray microtomography benchtop system specially designed for fast scanning using new advances in the technology of X-ray sources and efficient flat-panel detectors.

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Materion acquires Heraeus target materials for its semiconductor and other markets

March 20, 2017

Materion Corp., Mayfield Heights, Ohio, announces that it has acquired the target materials business of the Heraeus Group to strengthen its position in precious and non-precious target materials for the semiconductor, architectural and automotive glass, photovoltaic, and display markets.

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