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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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British hospital 3D prints custom medical models, reduces surgery time by hours

May 06, 2017

Stratasys, Minneapolis, announces that its PolyJet 3D printing technology is helping to improve life-changing maxillofacial surgeries at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, England, by 3D printing customized models for pre-surgical preparation, thus enabling a reduction of up to 93% in surgical planning time associated with standard anatomical models.

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Baker Furnace heavy-duty industrial oven pre-heats aluminum ingots

May 05, 2017

Baker Furnace, Brea, Calif., announces the shipment of a gas-fired batch oven for pre-heating large aluminum ingots that will be forged into aerospace parts at an aluminum forging company.

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Lindberg/MPH ships aluminum melting and holding equipment for die casting

May 05, 2017

Lindberg/MPH, Riverside, Mich., announces the shipment of an aluminum central melting furnace that holds 62,000 pounds of aluminum and has a melt rate of 6000 pounds per hour.

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Wisconsin Oven steam-heated ovens have temperature uniformity of ±5°F at 240°F

May 05, 2017

Wisconsin Oven Corp., East Troy, Wis., has shipped two steam-heated batch ovens to a leading manufacturer of industrial products for curing a water-based adhesive applied to rolls of sandpaper.

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Hybrid technology combines 3D printing, traditional grinding to produce ship propeller

May 01, 2017

The Port of Rotterdam announces that its Rotterdam Additive Manufacturing Lab (RamLab) is working with Autodesk, San Rafael, Calif., to build a large ship propeller by combining 3D printing with traditional milling and grinding.

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