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Oerlikon, GE Additive collaborate to accelerate additive manufacturing industrialization

June 27, 2017

Oerlikon, Switzerland, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with GE Additive, Pittsburgh, to collaborate on accelerating the industrialization of additive manufacturing.

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Nano-fabricated metamaterial optical filter protects aircraft pilots from laser beams

June 27, 2017

Airbus subsidiary Satair Group, Atlanta, and Metamaterial Technologies Inc. and its optical filters division Lamda Guard of Halifax, Nova Scotia, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will lead to an exclusive multi-million dollar global distribution agreement to bring MTI's laser protection product MetaAir to the civil aviation market.

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Optomec awarded NASA contract for 3D printing of electronics by adaptive laser sintering

June 26, 2017

Optomec, Albuquerque, N.M., announces that the company has been awarded a NASA SBIR contract for the further development of an adaptive laser sintering system (ALSS) for electronics.

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NanoSteel launches 3D-printable tool steel for laser powder bed fusion

June 26, 2017

Nanosteel, Providence, R.I., announces the launch of its first product for the laser powder bed fusion additive manufacturing process.

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Danieli to build JSW Steel “Plate Mill of the Future” in Texas for higher quality and precision

June 26, 2017

JSW Steel (USA) Baytown, Texas, has received preliminary Board approval, contingent upon securing governmental financial support, to proceed with a full-scale modernization project expected to take approximately 20 months to complete.

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Automatic surface area analyzer designed for multiple metal and ceramic powders

June 26, 2017

Quantachrome Instruments, Boynton Beach, Fla., introduces the AutoFlow BET+, an automatic surface area analyzer designed for high-speed, high-throughput analyses of metal and ceramic powders and porous materials.

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One Minute Mentor: Depth Profiles of Nitrided Stainless Steel AISI 316

June 22, 2017

The graph shows composition-depth profiles of nitrided stainless steel AISI 316 as determined with glow discharge optical emission spectrometry (GDOES).

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ArcelorMittal Long Products Canada completes $20 million finishing line at Quebec bar mill

June 21, 2017

ArcelorMittal Long Products Canada, Longueuil, Quebec, has inaugurated a new$20 million finishing line at its bar mill, to increase the facility's annual rolling capacity from 400,000 to 500,000 metric tons.

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Lindberg box furnace built for batch testing aluminum automotive castings

June 21, 2017

Lindberg/MPH, Riverside, Mich., has shipped a large-chamber utility box furnace to an automotive supplier for batch testing aluminum castings on a daily basis at a temperature of 932°F.

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Spirit invests $30 million in five-axis machining center for aluminum and titanium aircraft parts

June 21, 2017

Spirit AeroSystems, Wichita, Kan., announces a new center of excellence focusing on the fabrication of complex aluminum and titanium commercial and military aircraft parts by new five-axis machines.

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