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Notre Dame and General Electric to collaborate on gas turbine R&D facility

July 09, 2014

The University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Ind., and General Electric Power & Water, Schenectady, N.Y., announce plans to work together to build a $36 million research and test facility with the goal of making better massive gas turbines used by aircraft, power plants, and the oil and gas industry.

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Alcoa to acquire Firth Rixson for its aerospace forging capabilities

July 09, 2014

Alcoa, Pittsburgh, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Firth Rixson, a global leader in aerospace jet engine components, from Oak Hill Capital Partners, for $2.85 billion in cash and stock.

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AFC-Holcroft batch furnace customized for Specialty Steel Treating

July 09, 2014

AFC-Holcroft, Wixom, Mich., announces that Specialty Steel Treating is adding a new Universal Batch Quench integral quench furnace to its facility in Fraser, Mich.

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CMI Industry to provide furnace to develop new heat treatments for aerospace alloys

July 09, 2014

CMI Industry Groupe, Belgium, parent company of CMI Industry Americas, Salem, Ohio, announces that it will provide a heat treatment furnace at the Advanced Forming Research Center in Glasgow, Scotland, to carry out a range of combustion tests to develop new metal processing techniques for aerospace alloys.

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25th AeroMat Conference Features Tuskegee Airman

June 27, 2014

The 25th AeroMat Conference and Exposition, held June 16-19 in Orlando, Fla., featured a theme of "the latest word in aerospace materials."

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Alcoa to expand investment casting of superalloy jet engine blades

June 25, 2014

Alcoa, Pittsburgh, announces that it is investing $25 million at its Alcoa Power and Propulsion facility in Hampton, Virginia, to scale up its enhanced equiax investment casting technology.

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Vac Aero vacuum furnace with six-bar argon-nitrogen quench system shipped to aerospace manufacturer

June 25, 2014

Vac Aero International Inc., Burlington, Ontario, announces that it has shipped a VAV 7260 HV-6 vertical bottom loading vacuum furnace with a work chamber 72 in. diameter by 60 in. high to an aerospace manufacturer.

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Seco-Warwick presents “Low-Pressure Carburizing of Pyrowear Alloy 53” at AeroMat 25

June 24, 2014

Engineers from Seco-Warwick, Poland, discussed a low-pressure-carburizing simulator dedicated to Pyrowear Alloy 53 at AeroMat 25.

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Sandvik hyper-duplex stainless steel tube extends heat exchanger tube life by 2 to 15 years

June 24, 2014

Sandvik Materials Technology, Sweden, reports that a major Caribbean producer of furfural, an organic compound derived from agricultural byproducts, chose to replace the existing tube in its heat exchangers with hyper-duplex stainless steel by Sandvik.

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MTS buys Roehrig Engineering for its electromagnetic actuation technology

June 24, 2014

MTS Systems Corp., Eden Prairie, Minn., announces that it has acquired 100% of the shares of Roehrig Engineering Inc., Lexington, N.C., the leader in testing systems utilizing electric and electromagnetic actuation technology.

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