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One Minute Mentor: Nitriding Austenitic Stainless Steel

June 09, 2017

The graph shows thermogravimetric uptake curves for nitriding of AISI 316 at 445°C (830°F) in different NH3-H2 gas mixtures.

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Leco advanced grinder/polisher enables extremely flat metallographic specimens

June 07, 2017

Leco Corp., St. Joseph, Mich., introduces its advanced PX400/PX500 Grinder/Polisher Series, which enables production of exceptionally flat specimens that are ideal for microhardness or microstructural work at the next sample testing step.

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Can-Eng awarded contract for aluminum furnace system integrated into forging cell

June 07, 2017

Can-Eng Furnaces Intl. Ltd., Niagara Falls, Ontario, was recently awarded a contract for an aluminum furnace system from a leading North American manufacturer of forged aluminum suspension components.

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Linde and Praxair agree to combine for global presence and stronger growth

June 06, 2017

Linde AG, Munich, and Praxair Inc., Danbury, Conn., announce that the companies have entered into a definitive business combination agreement to come together under a new holding company called Linde, uniting Linde's long-standing leadership in engineering and technology with Praxair's efficient operating model.

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Lindberg/MPH heavy-duty box furnace for processing glass reaches maximum 1500°C

June 05, 2017

Lindberg/MPH, Riverside, Mich., announces the shipment of a heavy duty box furnace that reaches a maximum temperature of 1500°C for processing glass.

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Oerlikon builds surface solutions center in Japan for Japanese auto industry

June 01, 2017

Oerlikon, Switzerland, is building a new surface solutions center in Nagoya, Japan, dedicated to providing the latest technologies and services to the Japanese automotive industry.

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Spray Tips: Mechanical Interlocking

June 01, 2017

Mechanical interlocking, as illustrated in the diagram, has been viewed historically as the main mechanism of thermal spray coating adhesion.

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University in England completes $4.5 million TEM microscope and ion accelerator

May 30, 2017

The University of Huddersfield, England, announces the completion of a $4.5 million research facility that includes a transmission electron microscope and a dual-beam ion beam accelerator.

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Carbon/titanium fan blades in Rolls-Royce Ultrafan engine gearbox help efficiency

May 30, 2017

Rolls-Royce, U.K., has started power runs of the world's most powerful aerospace gearbox for its new UltraFan engine, which will offer a 25% fuel efficiency improvement over the first generation of the Rolls-Royce Trent engine.

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Siemens wins 3D Printing Industry Award for its printed gas turbine blades

May 30, 2017

Siemens Inc., Germany, announces that it has won an International 3D Printing Industry Award in the category "3D Printing Application of the Year" for the first successful worldwide test of gas turbine blades produced via additive manufacturing.

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