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Spray Tips: Aspirating Volumetric Feeder

September 11, 2017

The diagram illustrates an aspirating-type volumetric feeder, in which a continuous circumferential groove in a powder-feed wheel fills with powder by gravity.

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Cummins and Oak Ridge develop thermal spray method to repair truck engines

September 10, 2017

Diesel engine maker Cummins Inc., Columbus, Ind., is working with Oak Ridge National Laboratory to develop a material to repair heavy-duty vehicle engines damaged by a million miles of extreme conditions under the hood.

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Green laser enables additive manufacturing of copper by selective laser melting

September 10, 2017

The Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT, Germany, has developed a new approach that incorporates a green laser for selective laser melting of copper materials.

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EOS develops precipitation-hardened stainless steel for additive manufacturing

September 10, 2017

EOS, Germany, introduces StainlessSteel 17-4PH IndustryLine, an iron-based metal alloy powder made by a technology that includes a specially developed process parameter for additive manufacturing on the EOS M 290 metal system.

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Bruker’s new XRD system combines its Turbo X-ray source with Atlas goniometer

September 06, 2017

Bruker AXS, Billerica, Mass., introduces the D8 Discover Plus X-ray diffraction system, which combines the high power of its TXS-HE high-efficiency Turbo X-ray source, with the reliability and accuracy of its high-endurance Atlas goniometer.

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Spirit AeroSystems develops RTM composite technology for aircraft spoilers

September 06, 2017

Spirit AeroSystems, Wichita, Kan., has developed a resin transfer molding (RTM) technology that supports the high-volume production of composite aircraft spoilers and other monolithic components and promises to deliver improved quality and significant cost savings.

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Outokumpu U.S. stainless steel bar operations receive LCS approval for aerospace

September 06, 2017

Outokumpu Oy, Finland, has received Pratt & Whitney's LCS (laboratory control at source) approval for its stainless steel bar products manufactured at its Richburg mill in South Carolina.

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Ames Lab hot-shot pour tube produces titanium powder ten times more efficiently

September 06, 2017

The U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory, Iowa, announces that one of its research teams has won an award for the development of a "hot-shot pour tube" technology that can produce titanium powder approximately ten times more efficiently than traditional methods.

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Alumina-forming high temperature steels offering new opportunities in heat treatment

August 31, 2017

Two novel alumina-forming steels, Kanthal APMT and Nikrothal PM 58, have corrosion resistance based on the formation of an adherent alumina layer.

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One Minute Mentor: Nitrocarburizing in a Carrier Gas

August 31, 2017

Nitrocarburizing in a carrier gas to which (initially solid) urea was added led to a fast growth of the expanded austenite zone. The gaseous decomposition products of urea that develop in the furnace are highly activating, which means that activation and nitrocarburizing are achieved simultaneously.

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