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Shape-memory, self-healing effects demonstrated in gold microparticles

July 13, 2017

The Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Israel, and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany, announce that their researchers have demonstrated for the first time the phenomena of shape memory and self-healing in gold microparticles.

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U.S. Steel Corp. finalizes sale of U.S. Steel Canada to Bedrock Industries

July 12, 2017

United States Steel Corp., Pittsburgh, announces that it has finalized an agreement with Bedrock Industries Group LLC, New York, for the sale and transition of ownership of U.S. Steel Canada Inc. to Bedrock.

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Oxford Instruments Industrial Analysis business joins Hitachi to form new company

July 12, 2017

Oxford Instruments, England, announces that its Industrial Analysis business will join Japan's Hitachi High-Technologies to form a new company, Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science.

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Molten aluminum poured over 3D-printed steel lattice multiplies damage tolerance

July 12, 2017

Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tenn., and Rice University, Houston, report that a new manufacturing method developed by Oak Ridge and Rice combines 3D printing with traditional casting to produce damage-tolerant components composed of multiple materials.

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Spray Tips: Wire and Rod Feeders

July 11, 2017

Wire and rod feeders are simple mechanical devices consisting of electrical or air-driven motors, drive rolls, and associated speed controls.

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ATI and GE Aviation joint venture to develop titanium alloy powder for 3D printing

July 07, 2017

Allegheny Technologies Inc., Pittsburgh, and GE Aviation, Cincinnati, announce a joint venture for the development of a new manufacturing technology for meltless titanium alloy powder.

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ASB Industries adds a new Plasma Electric Arc system to its thermal spray equipment

July 07, 2017

ASB Industries, Barberton, Ohio, announces that it recently purchased a new Plasma Electric Arc system to increase spray capacity, turning another thermal spray production room into a multi-process-capable area.

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Spirit Aerosystems and Norsk Titanium to produce 3D-printed titanium components

July 07, 2017

Spirit AeroSystems, Wichita, Kan., and Norsk Titanium AS, Sweden, have entered into a commercial agreement to produce 3D-printed structural titanium components for the commercial aerospace industry via Norsk Titanium's proprietary plasma-arc Rapid Plasma Deposition technology.

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One Minute Mentor: Nitrogen-Expanded Austenite

July 07, 2017

The graph shows hardness-depth profiles of nitrided AISI 316. A profile for carburizing is shown for comparison.

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Featured Paper from Heat Treat 2017

July 07, 2017

Today's competitive environment often requires one to do more with less – to make equipment last longer and run more efficiently.

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