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Bodycote combines AM with powder metallurgy processes to produce complex parts

July 20, 2017

Bodycote, England, introduces Bodycote Powdermet technologies, a group of additive manufacturing processes for the production of complex components via powder metallurgy.

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United Process Controls upgrades heat treating systems controls for axle manufacturer

July 20, 2017

United Process Controls Inc., Bethlehem, Pa., is nearing the completion of a large, multi-year control systems upgrade project for a manufacturer of automotive axles.

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Alcoa to restart three potlines in Indiana to supply Warrick aluminum rolling mill

July 20, 2017

Alcoa Corp., Pittsburgh, announces plans to restart three of five potlines at its Warrick Operations aluminum smelter near Evansville, Indiana, an action that will further improve the competitiveness of the on-site rolling mill.

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Solar Atmospheres builds climate-controlled chamber for medical/aerospace heat treating

July 20, 2017

Solar Atmospheres of Western PA, Hermitage, has constructed a climate-controlled chamber for the daily operation of its new all-metal hot-zoned vacuum furnace.

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One MInute Mentor: X-Ray Diffraction Patterns in AISI 316

July 20, 2017

The graph shows X-ray diffraction patterns of nitrided (and carburized) stainless steel AISI 316.

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NASA grants $10M to cut supersonic aircraft sonic booms by shape-memory-alloy morphing

July 14, 2017

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, announces that it has granted $10 million to a CASMART industry-academic team that will lead research into designing commercially viable civil supersonic transport aircraft that can modify shape during flight under a range of conditions to meet noise and efficiency requirements for overland flight.

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Shape-memory, self-healing effects demonstrated in gold microparticles

July 13, 2017

The Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Israel, and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany, announce that their researchers have demonstrated for the first time the phenomena of shape memory and self-healing in gold microparticles.

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U.S. Steel Corp. finalizes sale of U.S. Steel Canada to Bedrock Industries

July 12, 2017

United States Steel Corp., Pittsburgh, announces that it has finalized an agreement with Bedrock Industries Group LLC, New York, for the sale and transition of ownership of U.S. Steel Canada Inc. to Bedrock.

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Oxford Instruments Industrial Analysis business joins Hitachi to form new company

July 12, 2017

Oxford Instruments, England, announces that its Industrial Analysis business will join Japan's Hitachi High-Technologies to form a new company, Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science.

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Molten aluminum poured over 3D-printed steel lattice multiplies damage tolerance

July 12, 2017

Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tenn., and Rice University, Houston, report that a new manufacturing method developed by Oak Ridge and Rice combines 3D printing with traditional casting to produce damage-tolerant components composed of multiple materials.

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