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Lindberg MPH box furnace can provide six different heat treating atmospheres

August 01, 2017

Lindberg MPH, Riverside, Mich., has shipped an electrically heated rod over-bend atmosphere box furnace capable of providing six different atmospheres, to a company in the steel and mining industry.

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Wisconsin Oven enhanced-duty walk-in ovens will dry sand cores for casting in two hours

August 01, 2017

Wisconsin Oven Corp., East Troy, Wis., has shipped two natural-gas-fired enhanced-duty walk-in batch ovens that are designed to dry the sand cores used in the casting of a variety of parts.

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Heat Treating Society member Steve Ferdon earns CHTE Distinguished Service Award

August 01, 2017

The Center for Heat Treating Excellence at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Mass., announces that it has presented its Distinguished Service Award to Steve Ferdon.

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Can-Eng Furnaces awarded contract for austenitizing and molten salt quenching system

August 01, 2017

Can-Eng Furnaces International Ltd., Niagara Falls, Ontario, has been awarded a contract to design and build a 1500 lb/hr mesh belt furnace system for the austenitizing and molten salt quenching of unique components for world-class drivetrain systems.

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Sandia X-ray phase contrast imaging sees foams and epoxies within layers of metal

July 27, 2017

Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, N.M., has borrowed and refined X-ray phase contrast imaging, originally developed for medical X-rays, to look inside low-density materials without taking them apart.

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High-strength magnesium sheet with high formability features low-cost alloying metals

July 27, 2017

Japan's National Institute for Materials Science and Nagaoka University of Technology announce development of a high-strength magnesium sheet alloy that has excellent formability comparable to that of the aluminum sheet currently used in body panels of some automobiles.

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Ipsen invests $1 million in heat-treat industry by offering $50,000 credits for Titan furnaces

July 27, 2017

Ipsen, Cherry Valley, Ill., announces that it will offer a $50,000 credit toward the purchase of a new Titan vacuum furnace (applies to the 2017 list price of any Titan model) to any company that trades in its old furnace.

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MTS Systems opens India headquarters to improve collaboration with customers

July 27, 2017

MTS Systems Corp., Eden Prairie, Minn., has strengthened its position in India by establishing the MTS India headquarters in Bangalore.

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Semiconductor chip made of a million RRAM cells, two million carbon nanotube FETs

July 25, 2017

Stanford University, California, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, announce that researchers have developed a new semiconductor chip made of carbon nanotubes and resistive random-access memory (RRAM) cells.

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Indium’s reinforced solder alloys provide higher strength and thermal cycling reliability

July 25, 2017

Indium Corp., Clinton, N.Y., offers InForms reinforced solder alloy fabrications consisting of solder and a reinforcing matrix.

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