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NASA, Boeing engineers investigate shape-memory alloys to bend aircraft wings in flight

October 17, 2017

NASA, Washington, announces that a team of engineers working within its Spanwise Adaptive Wing (SAW) project is investigating the feasibility of bending or shaping portions of an aircraft's wings in flight by means of shape-memory alloys. .

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One Minute Mentor: Carburizing Stainless Steel

October 16, 2017

Successful low-temperature carburization of stainless steels and other chromium-containing alloys depends on the alignment of several process parameters.

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Ipsen Titan H6 enables company to expand production capacity, meet increased demand

October 11, 2017

Ipsen, Cherry Valley, Ill., announces that Rockford Heat Treaters, the original beta tester for the Ipsen Titan vacuum furnace, recently purchased a Titan H6 to expand production capacity and to meet increased demand.

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GF Linamar wins $300 million contract for magnesium cross-car beams for pickup trucks

October 11, 2017

GF Linamar, Mills River, N.C., a joint venture between GF Automotive and Linamar, has been awarded a $300 million contract over a period of five years to produce lightweight magnesium automotive components for a U.S. manufacturer.

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Nitrex Nitreg nitriding system improves fatigue resistance for automotive springs

October 11, 2017

Nitrex Metal, Montreal, has successfully installed and commissioned an NX-1230 potential-controlled Nitreg nitriding system for processing automotive springs for a customer in Korea.

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Air Products to introduce intelligent atmosphere analyzers at Heat Treat 2017

October 11, 2017

Air Products, Lehigh Valley, Pa., will introduce its Intelligent Atmosphere Analyzers, enabled by the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), at Heat Treat 2017 in Columbus, Ohio, from October 24-26.

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Lindberg MPH ships tube heat-treating furnace for research and development

October 11, 2017

Lindberg MPH, Riverside, Mich., has shipped a 2190°F hinged three-zone furnace to an R&D lab for heat treating process tubes and retorts made of ceramic, quartz, or metal alloys.

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Wisconsin Oven ships heavy duty walk-in ovens to Chinese auto parts maker

October 11, 2017

Wisconsin Oven Corp., East Troy, Wis., has shipped two natural-gas direct-fired heavy-duty walk-in series ovens to a manufacturer of automotive parts in China.

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Spray Tips: Fluidized Bed Powder Feeders

October 10, 2017

In fluidized-bed powder feeders, a bed of powder is continuously agitated by a fluidizing gas, in this case the carrier gas.

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NASA rocket engine igniter made of Inconel and copper by hybrid 3D laser printing

October 06, 2017

NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala., announces that its engineers have tested the first 3D printed rocket engine igniter made of Inconel and a copper alloy.

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