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Machine Tool Builders launches company to build and retrofit heat treating furnaces

June 15, 2017

Machine Tool Builders (MTB), Machesney Park, Ill., announces that it has launched Diablo Furnaces, a company that builds custom heat treating furnaces.

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Advanced high-strength steel ore unloading system wins 2017 Swedish Steel Prize

June 14, 2017

SSAB, Stockholm, announces that the 2017 winner of the Swedish Steel Prize is Kiruna Wagon of Sweden for its Helix Dumper, a highly durable and far more efficient ore-unloading wagon than other ore wagons on the market.

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Eck Industries licenses cerium-aluminum alloy that resists corrosion and high heat

June 13, 2017

Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tenn., announces that Eck Industries, Manitowoc, Wis., has signed an exclusive license for the commercialization of a cerium-aluminum (Ce-Al) alloy that is easy to work with, lightweight, corrosion-resistant, and exceptionally stable at high temperatures.

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Superelasticity measured on nanometer pillars of Cu-Ni-Al shape-memory alloy

June 12, 2017

UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country, Spain, announces that its researchers have explored superelasticity properties on a nanometer scale based on shearing a Cu-14Al-4Ni shape-memory alloy's pillars down to nanometric size.

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Germanium extracted from ore by injecting organic molecules and shaking milling jars

June 12, 2017

McGill University, Montreal, announces that a team of chemists has developed a way to process metals with organic molecules, instead of chlorine and hydrochloric acid, to help purify germanium.

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One Minute Mentor: Nitriding Austenitic Stainless Steel

June 09, 2017

The graph shows thermogravimetric uptake curves for nitriding of AISI 316 at 445°C (830°F) in different NH3-H2 gas mixtures.

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Leco advanced grinder/polisher enables extremely flat metallographic specimens

June 07, 2017

Leco Corp., St. Joseph, Mich., introduces its advanced PX400/PX500 Grinder/Polisher Series, which enables production of exceptionally flat specimens that are ideal for microhardness or microstructural work at the next sample testing step.

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Can-Eng awarded contract for aluminum furnace system integrated into forging cell

June 07, 2017

Can-Eng Furnaces Intl. Ltd., Niagara Falls, Ontario, was recently awarded a contract for an aluminum furnace system from a leading North American manufacturer of forged aluminum suspension components.

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Linde and Praxair agree to combine for global presence and stronger growth

June 06, 2017

Linde AG, Munich, and Praxair Inc., Danbury, Conn., announce that the companies have entered into a definitive business combination agreement to come together under a new holding company called Linde, uniting Linde's long-standing leadership in engineering and technology with Praxair's efficient operating model.

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Lindberg/MPH heavy-duty box furnace for processing glass reaches maximum 1500°C

June 05, 2017

Lindberg/MPH, Riverside, Mich., announces the shipment of a heavy duty box furnace that reaches a maximum temperature of 1500°C for processing glass.

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