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Can-Eng Furnaces awarded contract for austenitizing and molten salt quenching system

August 01, 2017

Can-Eng Furnaces International Ltd., Niagara Falls, Ontario, has been awarded a contract to design and build a 1500 lb/hr mesh belt furnace system for the austenitizing and molten salt quenching of unique components for world-class drivetrain systems.

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Sandia X-ray phase contrast imaging sees foams and epoxies within layers of metal

July 27, 2017

Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, N.M., has borrowed and refined X-ray phase contrast imaging, originally developed for medical X-rays, to look inside low-density materials without taking them apart.

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High-strength magnesium sheet with high formability features low-cost alloying metals

July 27, 2017

Japan's National Institute for Materials Science and Nagaoka University of Technology announce development of a high-strength magnesium sheet alloy that has excellent formability comparable to that of the aluminum sheet currently used in body panels of some automobiles.

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Ipsen invests $1 million in heat-treat industry by offering $50,000 credits for Titan furnaces

July 27, 2017

Ipsen, Cherry Valley, Ill., announces that it will offer a $50,000 credit toward the purchase of a new Titan vacuum furnace (applies to the 2017 list price of any Titan model) to any company that trades in its old furnace.

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MTS Systems opens India headquarters to improve collaboration with customers

July 27, 2017

MTS Systems Corp., Eden Prairie, Minn., has strengthened its position in India by establishing the MTS India headquarters in Bangalore.

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Semiconductor chip made of a million RRAM cells, two million carbon nanotube FETs

July 25, 2017

Stanford University, California, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, announce that researchers have developed a new semiconductor chip made of carbon nanotubes and resistive random-access memory (RRAM) cells.

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Indium’s reinforced solder alloys provide higher strength and thermal cycling reliability

July 25, 2017

Indium Corp., Clinton, N.Y., offers InForms reinforced solder alloy fabrications consisting of solder and a reinforcing matrix.

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Brewer Science and Arkema to develop directed-self-assembly high-chi polymers

July 25, 2017

Brewer Science Inc., Rolla, Mo., announces the extension of its partnership with Arkema to develop second-generation directed self-assembly (DSA) materials using high-x (chi) block copolymers.

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RIT scientists receive $1 million to develop carbon nanotube wires to replace copper

July 25, 2017

Rochester Institute of Technology, New York, announces that its researchers have won an award of $1 million from the Department of Energy's advanced manufacturing office for development of nanometal-interconnected carbon conductors for advanced electric machines.

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New transistor concept based on metal nanoparticles with energy gaps

July 25, 2017

Hamburg University, Germany, announces that a group led by Dr. Christian Klinke has succeeded in producing transistors based on metal nanoparticles so small that they no longer show their metallic character under current flow, but they do exhibit an energy gap caused by the Coulomb repulsion of electrons.

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