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Worldwide semiconductor capital spending forecast to grow 2.9% in 2017

February 21, 2017

Worldwide semiconductor capital spending is projected to increase by 2.9% in 2017, to $69.9 billion, according to Gartner Inc.

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Nordson acquires InterSelect’s soldering capabilities for electronics assembly

February 21, 2017

Nordson Corp., Westlake, Ohio, has acquired InterSelect GmbH, a German designer and manufacturer of selective soldering systems for a variety of automotive, aerospace, and industrial electronics assembly applications. "The InterSelect acquisition follows Nordson's recent acquisition of the assets of ACE Production Technologies Inc., another high quality provider of selective soldering...

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Global Foundries invests in fabs in the United States, Germany, and China

February 21, 2017

Global Foundries, Santa Clara, Calif., plans to expand its global manufacturing footprint by investing in its existing leading-edge fabs in the United States and Germany, expanding its footprint in China with a fab in Chengdu, and adding capacity for mainstream technologies in Singapore.

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BeNeLux failure analysis group discussed gear failures at technical meeting

February 21, 2017

The BeNeLux failure analysis group in Liege, all members of FAS, recently attended a technical meeting where they presented a discussion of rolling contact fatigue in gears to about 14 engineers and academics from across Belgium and Luxemburg.

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One Minute Mentor: Nitriding Potential

February 17, 2017

The nitriding potential controls the amount of nitrogen in the metal. The graph shows the atomic concentration of nitrogen as a function of nitriding potential (Kn) and depth.

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CompuCore expands controls retrofit options for vacuum heat treating systems

February 16, 2017

Ipsen, Cherry Valley, Ill., introduces CompuCore, a competitively priced option for controls retrofits available for installation on most brands of vacuum heat-treating systems.

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Solar Atmospheres adds new furnace with 5x10-6 Torr vacuum and all-moly hot zone

February 15, 2017

Solar Atmospheres of Western Pennsylvania, Hermitage, recently added a state-of-the-art vacuum furnace with an all-molybdenum hot zone having dimensions 24 x 24 x 36 inches.

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Heavy Carbon president awarded patent for Endocarb carburizing system

February 15, 2017

The Heavy Carbon Company, Pittsford, Mich., announces that its president, George Barbour, has been awarded a patent for "A method of carburizing which allows a carburizing process in a furnace at high temperatures in a protective atmosphere."

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Air Products installs nitrogen supply system for Boeing composite-wing autoclave

February 15, 2017

Air Products, Lehigh Valley, Pa., recently installed an advanced nitrogen supply system at Boeing's new 777X Composite Wing Center in Everett, Washington.

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QuesTek receives Tibbetts Award for Integrated Computational Materials Engineering

February 10, 2017

QuesTek Innovations, Evanston, Ill., announces that it was invited to the White House in early January to accept the U.S. Small Business Administration 2016 Tibbetts Award.

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