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Germanium oxide dissolves on liquid metal films to make crystalline semiconductors

May 13, 2017

The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, reports that its chemists have invented a method to simultaneously synthesize and deposit germanium crystalline semiconductor films from water at room temperature using equipment that can be assembled for just a few dollars.

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Constellium supplies aluminum crash management systems for BMW 5 models

May 13, 2017

Constellium N.V., Amsterdam, announces that it supplies aluminum automotive body sheets and crash management systems for the new BMW 5 Series, including its hybrid and touring models.

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Siemens and Chromalloy form joint venture to cast turbine blade components

May 13, 2017

Siemens AG, Germany, and Chromalloy Gas Turbine Corp., Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., have entered a partnership to form a new joint venture called Advanced Airfoil Components, which will cast turbine blade and vane components for power generation.

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Morgan and Airbus Safran Launchers partner to develop ceramic thruster chambers

May 13, 2017

Morgan Advanced Materials, England, has partnered with global aerospace giant Airbus Safran Launchers (ASL) to develop and manufacture ceramic thruster chambers to aid satellite propulsion by ion beam engines.

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One Minute Mentor: Solubility of Nitrogen in Expanded Austenite

May 12, 2017

The graph shows the solubility of nitrogen in expanded austenite (γN) as a function of the imposed nitrogen activity (aN) in a gas mixture of NH3 and H2 for the stainless steels and temperatures indicated in the legend.

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Message from the President: Thermal Spray Characterization Wrap-Up

May 10, 2017

It was great to see so many of you at the Thermal Spray Characterization: Materials, Coatings and Processes event held in Charleston last month. I've received a lot of very positive feedback from the attendees of this event. A big thank you again to Rick Bajan and the organizing committee which made this event possible.

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Spray Tips: Coating Structures

May 10, 2017

The angle of impingement of the spray stream is a source of porosity, because of shadowing. The diagram illustrates the type of shadowing generally associated with coatings sprayed at angles below 45° from the optimal normal angle of incidence.

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Retech Systems develops hybrid plasma arc melting system for titanium aluminides

May 10, 2017

Retech Systems LLC, Ukiah, Calif., reports that, after years of research and development between Retech and partner Ti-Solutions GmbH of Germany, Retech has been granted patents for a hybrid plasma-arc melting plus cold wall induction system for titanium aluminides.

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Optomec and partners develop cost-effective copper inks for printed electronics

May 07, 2017

Optomec, Albuquerque, N.M., announces significant improvements in the ability to effectively print and post-process copper and copper/nickel (i.e., Constantan) inks on its Aerosol Jet systems.

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Oerlikon to acquire Scoperta for its materials development via computational software

May 06, 2017

Oerlikon, Switzerland, announces that it has signed an agreement to acquire Scoperta Inc., San Diego, an innovative developer of advanced materials via computational software.

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