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One Minute Mentor: Nitrogen-Expanded Austenite

July 07, 2017

The graph shows hardness-depth profiles of nitrided AISI 316. A profile for carburizing is shown for comparison.

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Featured Paper from Heat Treat 2017

July 07, 2017

Today's competitive environment often requires one to do more with less – to make equipment last longer and run more efficiently.

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Nitrex awarded contract for turnkey nitriding system by European auto components supplier

July 05, 2017

Nitrex Metal Inc., St. Laurent, Quebec, announces that a European automotive components supplier has awarded it a contract for the supply of a turnkey nitriding system with potential-controlled Nitreg technology.

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Ipsen Atlas integral quench batch furnace helps ThermTech meet growing demand

July 03, 2017

Ipsen, Cherry Valley, Ill., reports that heat treating firm ThermTech recently purchased another Atlas integral quench batch furnace for carburizing, carbonitriding, and neutral hardening while supporting business from the oil and gas and heavy equipment industries.

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Bodycote awarded GM supplier quality excellence award for carburizing and nitriding

July 03, 2017

Bodycote, England, announces that its plant in Silao, Mexico, has been awarded the General Motors Supplier Quality Excellence Award for 2016.

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Oerlikon, GE Additive collaborate to accelerate additive manufacturing industrialization

June 27, 2017

Oerlikon, Switzerland, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with GE Additive, Pittsburgh, to collaborate on accelerating the industrialization of additive manufacturing.

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Nano-fabricated metamaterial optical filter protects aircraft pilots from laser beams

June 27, 2017

Airbus subsidiary Satair Group, Atlanta, and Metamaterial Technologies Inc. and its optical filters division Lamda Guard of Halifax, Nova Scotia, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will lead to an exclusive multi-million dollar global distribution agreement to bring MTI's laser protection product MetaAir to the civil aviation market.

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Optomec awarded NASA contract for 3D printing of electronics by ALSS

June 26, 2017

Optomec, Albuquerque, N.M., announces that the company has been awarded a NASA SBIR contract for the further development of an adaptive laser sintering system (ALSS) for electronics.

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NanoSteel launches 3D-printable tool steel for laser powder bed fusion

June 26, 2017

Nanosteel, Providence, R.I., announces the launch of its first product for the laser powder bed fusion additive manufacturing process.

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Danieli to build JSW Steel “Plate Mill of the Future” in Texas for higher quality and precision

June 26, 2017

JSW Steel (USA) Baytown, Texas, has received preliminary Board approval, contingent upon securing governmental financial support, to proceed with a full-scale modernization project expected to take approximately 20 months to complete.

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