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May 14, 2017Struers, Cleveland, Ohio, announces that it will launch nine new Duralumin hardness testers this year, beginning with the Duralumin 170, a high-capacity hardness tester; and the Duralumin 4, an entry level Vickers hardness tester.
May 13, 2017The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, reports that its chemists have invented a method to simultaneously synthesize and deposit germanium crystalline semiconductor films from water at room temperature using equipment that can be assembled for just a few dollars.
May 13, 2017Constellium N.V., Amsterdam, announces that it supplies aluminum automotive body sheets and crash management systems for the new BMW 5 Series, including its hybrid and touring models.
May 13, 2017Siemens AG, Germany, and Chromalloy Gas Turbine Corp., Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., have entered a partnership to form a new joint venture called Advanced Airfoil Components, which will cast turbine blade and vane components for power generation.
May 13, 2017Morgan Advanced Materials, England, has partnered with global aerospace giant Airbus Safran Launchers (ASL) to develop and manufacture ceramic thruster chambers to aid satellite propulsion by ion beam engines.
May 12, 2017The graph shows the solubility of nitrogen in expanded austenite (γN) as a function of the imposed nitrogen activity (aN) in a gas mixture of NH3 and H2 for the stainless steels and temperatures indicated in the legend.
May 10, 2017It was great to see so many of you at the Thermal Spray Characterization: Materials, Coatings and Processes event held in Charleston last month. I've received a lot of very positive feedback from the attendees of this event. A big thank you again to Rick Bajan and the organizing committee which made this event possible.
May 10, 2017The angle of impingement of the spray stream is a source of porosity, because of shadowing. The diagram illustrates the type of shadowing generally associated with coatings sprayed at angles below 45° from the optimal normal angle of incidence.
May 10, 2017Retech Systems LLC, Ukiah, Calif., reports that, after years of research and development between Retech and partner Ti-Solutions GmbH of Germany, Retech has been granted patents for a hybrid plasma-arc melting plus cold wall induction system for titanium aluminides.
May 07, 2017Optomec, Albuquerque, N.M., announces significant improvements in the ability to effectively print and post-process copper and copper/nickel (i.e., Constantan) inks on its Aerosol Jet systems.