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Compact mechanical test system fits inside scanning electron microscopes

January 22, 2017

MTI Instruments, Albany, N.Y., introduces the MTII/Fullam SEMtester compact mechanical test system, which is specifically designed to fit inside scanning electron microscopes.

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Malvern and Panalytical merge to grow materials analysis business

January 22, 2017

Malvern Instruments, England, and Panalytical, The Netherlands, announce that on January 1 they merged their activities to grow the materials characterization business within the Materials Analysis segment of parent company Spectris.

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Optical microscopy/laser spectroscopy instrument identifies micron-size particles

January 22, 2017

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Lincoln Laboratory, Cambridge, report that they have developed a microscope in which optical microscopy is combined with laser spectroscopy to enable identification of individual micron-sized particles.

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Semiconductor assembly/testing services poised for steady growth

January 22, 2017

Future Market Insights (FMI), Valley Cottage, N.Y., releases its latest report on the semiconductor assembly and testing services market, predicting that it will primarily be driven by the surging demand for high-end packaging solutions.

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SUNY Poly-managed graphene p-n junction breakthrough wins physics award

January 21, 2017

Research managed by SUNY Polytechnic Institute, Utica, and conducted by a number of collaborating institutions, has led to findings that have been named a top ten 2016 breakthrough in physics by Physics World.

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Praxair opens air separation plant at Samsung Electronics in South Korea

January 21, 2017

Praxair Inc., Danbury, Conn., has begun operations at its fourth air separation plant, a 1400-ton-per-day unit, and has upgraded the nitrogen pipeline system serving the Samsung site in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea.

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Ryerson acquires Laserflex for its laser fabrication and welding capabilities

January 20, 2017

Ryerson Holding Corp., Chicago, announces that it has acquired the Laserflex Corp., which specializes in laser fabrication and welding, and further enhances Ryerson's existing fabrication and metal processing capabilities.

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Outokumpu offers full range of stainless steel rebar products for infrastructure

January 20, 2017

Outokumpu Oy, Sweden, announces that after expanding its stainless rebar capabilities in the United States, the company is able to offer a full range of stainless steel rebar products, including coil, cut-to-length, and bent shapes.

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Seco Warwick heat treating furnace combines vacuum furnace with integral quench

January 20, 2017

Seco Warwick, Meadville, Pa., reports that its CaseMaster Evolution heat treating furnace is a hybrid solution which, thanks to a newer carburizing process, increases strength, hardness, and wear resistance, while ensuring uniformity and improved mechanical properties for demanding industries.

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C.I. Hayes Solitaire conveyor belt furnace designed for annealing of small parts

January 20, 2017

C.I. Hayes, a Gasbarre Furnace Group company, Cranston, R.I., recently installed multiple Solitaire conveyor belt furnaces for annealing of precious metals for the jewelry industry.

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