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Mentor Graphics joins Siemens lifecycle management software business

April 24, 2017

Siemens AG, Munich, announces the recent closing of its acquisition of Mentor Graphics Corp., Wilsonville, Ore., which is now part of Siemens' product lifecycle management software business.

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Semiconductor Industry Association reports global sales up 16.5% year-to-year

April 24, 2017

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), Washington, announces that worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $30.4 billion for the month of February 2017, an increase of 16.5% compared to the February 2016 total of $26.1 billion.

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J.L. Becker IQ heat treating furnace line processes workloads up to 4000 pounds

April 21, 2017

J.L. Becker, a Gasbarre Furnace Group Company, Plymouth, Mich., recently manufactured, shipped, and commissioned a complete IQ furnace line at the East Carolina Metal Treating facility in Raleigh, N.C.

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ALD SyncroTherm compact heat treating system supports manufacture of aerospace parts

April 21, 2017

ALD Vacuum Systems Inc., Wixom, Mich., has received a purchase order from a North American based aerospace manufacturer for a SyncroTherm brand, fully integrated vacuum heat treating system.

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QuesTek CEO & ASM Fellow Aziz Asphahani elected to National Academy of Engineering

April 20, 2017

QuesTek Innovations LLC, Evanston, Ill., announces that Dr. Aziz Asphahani, Questek President & Chief Executive Officer and a Fellow of ASM International, has been elected to the U.S. National Academy of Engineering.

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NIST failure simulation strategy helps find crack initiation point in airplane wing materials

April 20, 2017

NIST, Gaithersburg, Md., announces that a team of researchers including NIST scientists has found a way to improve the process of simulating the onset of failure in materials for airplane wings.

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Liquidmetal acquires machines to mold amorphous metal parts three times larger

April 20, 2017

Liquidmetal Technologies Inc., Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., has received two hot-crucible amorphous metal molding machines from the company's licensing partner, Eontec Ltd., a Chinese die casting company.

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Boeing to buy structural parts 3D printed by Norsk Titanium’s rapid plasma deposition

April 20, 2017

Norsk Titanium AS, Oslo, announces that it has received a production purchase order for 3D printed structural titanium components from Boeing that are being produced by Norsk's proprietary rapid plasma deposition (RPD) process.

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One Minute Mentor: Low-Temperature Surface Hardening of Stainless Steel

April 18, 2017

The graph shows a schematic time-temperature-transformation (TTT) diagram of austenite with a high nitrogen or carbon content. In order to prevent the development of chromium nitrides/carbides, a long-time low-temperature treatment could be applied.

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Wisconsin Oven purchases 130,000 square feet of manufacturing space from Plymouth Tube

April 12, 2017

Wisconsin Oven, East Troy, announces that the company has closed on a property purchase from Plymouth Tube.

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