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Spray Tips: What is a Splat?

February 07, 2017

Splat is the term given to a single impacted droplet/particle, as illustrated in the diagram. Many overlapping splats solidify and adhere to one another to form a continuous coating layer. Thus, the splat is the basic structural building block in thermal spray coatings.

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Carpenter buys Puris for its titanium powder capabilities

February 06, 2017

Carpenter Technology Corp., Philadelphia, announces that it has agreed to purchase substantially all of the assets and business of Puris LLC, a producer of titanium powder for additive manufacturing and advanced technology applications.

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Steel Dynamics invests $28 million to expand rolling capacity at its Roanoke facility

February 06, 2017

Steel Dynamics, Fort Wayne, Ind., recently invested $28 million for a reheating furnace and a new finishing area in its Roanoke Bar Division to increase rolling capacity from the current 500,000 tons to over 600,000 tons per year.

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Veeco to acquire Ultratech for its laser spike anneal technology

February 06, 2017

Veeco Instruments Inc., Plainview, N.Y., and Ultratech, Inc., San Jose, Calif., have signed a definitive agreement for Veeco to acquire Ultratech, a pioneer in laser spike anneal technology used for the production of semiconductor devices.

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Plasma-sprayed aluminum-titanium coating to protect U.K. aircraft carrier deck

February 04, 2017

The Aircraft Carrier Alliance, U.K., reports that a plasma spray aluminum-titanium coating has been developed by British companies specifically to protect the flight deck of the new Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers from the heat that results from the immense thrust of the engines of the F-35B Lightning II fighter jets.

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Additive manufacturing survey shows growth in Defense, Aircraft, and Space

February 03, 2017

Defence IQ, London, recently conducted a wide-ranging survey of additive manufacturing in the defense, aerospace, and space industries to explore what has changed in the last 12 months and what the future holds.

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Leica Microsystems announces education partnership with ASM International

February 03, 2017

Leica Microsystems, Buffalo Grove, Ill, announces a new educational partnership with ASM International, the preeminent association for connecting materials professionals with the finest resources available – to solve problems, improve materials performance, and support professional development.

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One Minute Mentor: Reactor for Gas Nitriding

February 03, 2017

This diagram shows the major parts of a gas nitriding reactor.

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CVD Materials to expand Tantaline corrosion coatings in the United States

February 03, 2017

CVD Equipment Corp., Central Islip, N.Y., announces that its subsidiary CVD Materials plans to open a facility in the United States for expansion of the corrosion-resistant coatings services currently offered through its Tantaline CVD subsidiary in Denmark.

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Asylum Research develops full-featured video-rate atomic force microscope

February 03, 2017

Oxford Instruments Asylum Research, Goleta, Calif., announces the new Cypher VRS Video-Rate AFM, said to be the first and only full-featured video-rate atomic force microscope.

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