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AFC-Holcroft provides roller hearth annealing furnace to automotive systems producer

April 12, 2017

AFC-Holcroft, Wixom, Mich., announces that a leading global supplier of automotive systems and components has purchased a new roller hearth annealing furnace to be installed in a plant in the Southeast region of the United States.

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President's Message: Thermal Spray Characterization in Charleston

April 12, 2017

The program for our event was really outstanding, and we are very fortunate to have had so many wonderful contributions. We heard from a range of experts discussing past, present, and future methods of characterization of thermal spray materials, coatings, and processes.

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ASM International developing stronger relationships

April 12, 2017

Solar Atmospheres, Souderton, Pa., announces that it hosted a visit from the management team of ASM International on Wednesday, March 22.

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Spray Tips: Particle Impact States That Create Structural Features

April 10, 2017

The most common source of coating porosity is trapped, unmelted, or resolidified particles. Depending on the particle temperatures, the arriving droplets may cover the full range of liquid to solid states.

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Titanium powders produced by reducing TiO2 with magnesium in a hydrogen atmosphere

April 07, 2017

The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, announces that it recently received $3 million in funding to develop two process technologies for production of low-cost titanium powders, from the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) of the U.S. Department of Energy and its industrial partners.

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3-D printed aluminum electronics enclosure flies on Lockheed Martin military satellite

April 07, 2017

Lockheed Martin, Sunnyvale, Calif., announces that an electronics enclosure fabricated via additive manufacturing will be the first 3D printed part certified for service on a Lockheed Martin military satellite.

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Supercritical carbon dioxide carries thin-film coating to protect silicon

April 07, 2017

The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A-STAR) Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, Singapore, reports that its researchers have now developed a new way to coat silicon with a layer of protective molecules using supercritical carbon dioxide (scCO2).

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Cold spray of metal particles entrained in supersonic gas jet rebuilds aircraft parts

April 04, 2017

The University of Akron and Airborne Maintenance and Engineering Services, Wilmington, Ohio, announce that they have developed supersonic particle deposition, an aircraft repair method for cold spraying metal particles to rebuild the surfaces of corroded and worn parts.

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New STEM electron microscope pixel array detector multiplies image information

April 03, 2017

Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., announces that its physicists have developed an electron microscope pixel array detector (EMPAD) for scanning transmission electron microscopes that extracts much more information from the image than possible with conventional detectors.

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Nucor invests $85 million to upgrade rolling mill at its steel bar mill in Marion, Ohio

April 02, 2017

Nucor Corp., Charlotte, N.C., announces that it will invest $85 million to upgrade the rolling mill at its Marion, Ohio, steel bar mill, which is Ohio's largest producer of rebar and signpost, and is capable of producing over 400,000 tons annually.

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