Industry News


Keep up-to-date on the latest advances in the metals and materials industry with ASM Industry News.

One Minute Mentor: Nitriding in Fluidized-Bed Reactors at Low Temperatures

March 16, 2017

In nitriding treatment furnaces, the heating is done electrically, and the fluidizing gas composition is chosen to provide the optimum chemistry for the desired surface treatment (usually a mixture of NH3 + N2, with CH4 added when nitrocarburizing is desired).

News, Magazine & Media / Industry News

Wisconsin Oven composite curing ovens feature temperature uniformity of ±5°F

March 15, 2017

Wisconsin Oven Corp., East Troy, Wis., has shipped three electrically heated, heavy-duty walk-in ovens with temperature uniformity of ±5°F for composite curing.

News, Magazine & Media / Industry News

Seco Warwick enables constant control of temperature in multi-chamber heat-treat furnaces

March 14, 2017

Seco Warwick, Meadville, Pa., announces that its engineering team has designed an innovative technology for continuous control over the heating and cooling of the entire cycle in multi-chamber furnaces.

News, Magazine & Media / Industry News

Lucifer Furnaces benchtop furnace heat-treats BeCu pins in nitrogen atmosphere

March 14, 2017

Lucifer Furnaces, Warrington, Pa., has shipped a customized benchtop heat-treating furnace to R. Hueter Co., Beverly, Mass., a CNC machine shop, to harden beryllium-copper pins.

News, Magazine & Media / Industry News

Sinterite installs process development furnace at China research center

March 14, 2017

Sinterite, a Gasbarre Furnace Group Company, St. Marys, Pa., recently installed a continuous belt furnace for development of sintering, brazing, annealing, and heat treatment applications at the new Air Liquide Shanghai Research & Technology Center.

News, Magazine & Media / Industry News

Dynacast to acquire Signicast, the world’s largest investment casting manufacturer

March 13, 2017

Dynacast International, Charlotte, N.C., has signed a definitive share purchase agreement to acquire Signicast LLC, a highly automated and vertically integrated manufacturer of precision investment cast parts.

News, Magazine & Media / Industry News

Meridian, Birmingham City U. partner to cut cost of diecast magnesium parts

March 13, 2017

Birmingham City University, England, has signed an exclusive partnership with Meridian Lightweight Technologies, Plymouth, Mich., to showcase magnesium diecast components as viable alternatives for luxury car makers and the aerospace industry.

News, Magazine & Media / Industry News

3D printing enables 50% less mass in titanium and graphite satellite structures

March 13, 2017

Space Systems Loral (SSL), Palo Alto, Calif., announces that it has successfully introduced additive manufacturing techniques for titanium and graphite structural components into its geostationary satellite platform.

News, Magazine & Media / Industry News

Kateeva doubles space to manufacture inkjet printing equipment for OLED displays

March 12, 2017

Kateeva, Newark, Calif., is expanding its headquarters by leasing an adjacent building at its Newark campus to facilitate production ramp-up of its Yieldjet inkjet printing manufacturing equipment for the global flat panel display industry.

News, Magazine & Media / Industry News

GE Aviation invests more than $4 billion in the United States over five years

March 05, 2017

GE Aviation, Evendale, Ohio, announces that its investments in the United States have reached $4.3 billion in expanding operations during 2011-2016, thanks to record production on a new generation of jet engines, engine components, and aircraft systems.

News, Magazine & Media / Industry News