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University in England completes $4.5 million TEM microscope and ion accelerator

May 30, 2017

The University of Huddersfield, England, announces the completion of a $4.5 million research facility that includes a transmission electron microscope and a dual-beam ion beam accelerator.

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Carbon/titanium fan blades in Rolls-Royce Ultrafan engine gearbox help efficiency

May 30, 2017

Rolls-Royce, U.K., has started power runs of the world's most powerful aerospace gearbox for its new UltraFan engine, which will offer a 25% fuel efficiency improvement over the first generation of the Rolls-Royce Trent engine.

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Siemens wins 3D Printing Industry Award for its printed gas turbine blades

May 30, 2017

Siemens Inc., Germany, announces that it has won an International 3D Printing Industry Award in the category "3D Printing Application of the Year" for the first successful worldwide test of gas turbine blades produced via additive manufacturing.

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One Minute Mentor: Diffusivity of Nitrogen in Austenite

May 26, 2017

The diffusivity of nitrogen in γN was determined from the stepwise denitriding kinetics of initially fully nitrided homogenous (stress-free) expanded austenite coupons.

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Nucor to build 72-inch-wide hot band galvanizing/pickling line at its Kentucky mill

May 25, 2017

Nucor Corp., Charlotte, N.C., is investing an estimated $176 million to build a 72-inch-wide hot band galvanizing and pickling line at its sheet mill in Ghent, Kentucky.

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Wisconsin Oven ships walk-in oven to medical equipment manufacturer

May 24, 2017

Wisconsin Oven Corp., East Troy, Wis., has shipped an electrically heated enhanced-duty walk-in series oven to a medical equipment manufacturer for sterilizing its products.

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Evraz North America to double heat treat capacity for OCTG at facility in Alberta

May 24, 2017

Evraz North America, Chicago, announces that it has approved engineering design work and ordering of long-lead time equipment to install a new heat treatment line at its facility in Red Deer, Alberta, for oil country tubular goods.

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Electrically heated aluminum melting furnace has melt rate of 50 pounds per hour

May 24, 2017

Lindberg/MPH, Riverside, Mich., has shipped an electrically heated hand-tilting aluminum melting furnace to a manufacturer in the aluminum sand casting industry.

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MTS installs Echo remote lab monitoring technology in Brazilian research institute

May 24, 2017

MTS Systems Corp., Eden Prairie, Minn., has completed the installation of the MTS Echo remote lab monitoring technology in the Civil Engineering Structural and Materials Laboratory at Rio de Janeiro's Pontificia Universidade Católica (PUC-Rio).

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Can-Eng to build 36-foot rotary hearth furnace for titanium aerospace forgings

May 24, 2017

Can-Eng Furnaces International Ltd., Niagara Falls, Ontario, has been contracted to commission a turnkey 36 ft. diameter "pancake" style rotary hearth furnace for a leading North American aerospace supplier.

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