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May 14, 2017Oxford Instruments plc, England, announces that it has agreed to sell its Industrial Analysis business to Hitachi High-Technologies Corp. for a consideration of $100 million on a cash and debt-free basis.
May 14, 2017Hitachi High-Technologies Corp., Tokyo, announces the Hitachi ArBlade 5000 broad ion-milling system, which enables high throughput and prepares wide-area cross-sectional samples.
May 14, 2017Lasertec, Japan, introduces the Optelics Hybrid confocal microscope, in which laser and white light sources are combined in one body, for a multi-functional high-performance confocal microscope.
May 14, 2017JEOL USA, Peabody, Mass., introduces a new scanning electron microscope that combines the performance of a field emission SEM with the simplicity of the JEOL InTouchScope SEM series.
May 14, 2017Struers, Cleveland, Ohio, announces that it will launch nine new Duramin hardness testers this year, beginning with the Duramin-170, a high-capacity hardness tester; and the Duramin-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.