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Liquidmetal acquires machines to mold amorphous metal parts three times larger

April 20, 2017

Liquidmetal Technologies Inc., Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., has received two hot-crucible amorphous metal molding machines from the company's licensing partner, Eontec Ltd., a Chinese die casting company.

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Boeing to buy structural parts 3D printed by Norsk Titanium’s rapid plasma deposition

April 20, 2017

Norsk Titanium AS, Oslo, announces that it has received a production purchase order for 3D printed structural titanium components from Boeing that are being produced by Norsk's proprietary rapid plasma deposition (RPD) process.

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One Minute Mentor: Low-Temperature Surface Hardening of Stainless Steel

April 18, 2017

The graph shows a schematic time-temperature-transformation (TTT) diagram of austenite with a high nitrogen or carbon content. In order to prevent the development of chromium nitrides/carbides, a long-time low-temperature treatment could be applied.

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Wisconsin Oven purchases 130,000 square feet of manufacturing space from Plymouth Tube

April 12, 2017

Wisconsin Oven, East Troy, announces that the company has closed on a property purchase from Plymouth Tube.

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Arconic Very Thick Plate Stretcher enables larger aluminum and Al-Li wing ribs and frames

April 12, 2017

Arconic, New York, announces that the installation of the Very Thick Plate Stretcher has been completed at the company's facility in Davenport, Iowa.

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AFC-Holcroft provides roller hearth annealing furnace to automotive systems producer

April 12, 2017

AFC-Holcroft, Wixom, Mich., announces that a leading global supplier of automotive systems and components has purchased a new roller hearth annealing furnace to be installed in a plant in the Southeast region of the United States.

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President's Message: Thermal Spray Characterization in Charleston

April 12, 2017

The program for our event was really outstanding, and we are very fortunate to have had so many wonderful contributions. We heard from a range of experts discussing past, present, and future methods of characterization of thermal spray materials, coatings, and processes.

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ASM International developing stronger relationships

April 12, 2017

Solar Atmospheres, Souderton, Pa., announces that it hosted a visit from the management team of ASM International on Wednesday, March 22.

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Spray Tips: Particle Impact States That Create Structural Features

April 10, 2017

The most common source of coating porosity is trapped, unmelted, or resolidified particles. Depending on the particle temperatures, the arriving droplets may cover the full range of liquid to solid states.

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Titanium powders produced by reducing TiO2 with magnesium in a hydrogen atmosphere

April 07, 2017

The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, announces that it recently received $3 million in funding to develop two process technologies for production of low-cost titanium powders, from the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) of the U.S. Department of Energy and its industrial partners.

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