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Women in Engineering Profile: Jan Edwards

February 08, 2018

This profile series introduces leading materials scientists from around the world who happen to be females. Here we speak with Jan Edwards, engineering faculty at College of Lake County, Grayslake, Ill., and winner of the 2017 Allan Ray Putnam Service Award.

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Thermo Scientific develops automated, robust, compact UV-Vis spectrophotometers

February 06, 2018

Thermo Scientific, Madison, Wis., introduces the Genesys family of automated, robust UV-Visible spectrophotometers, which are accessible, network-ready, and designed to meet expectations for advanced technology in a compact package.

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Georgia researchers develop nanotextured surface that kills bacteria on stainless steel

February 06, 2018

The Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, announces that its researchers used an electrochemical etching process to create a nanotextured surface that kills bacteria on a common stainless steel alloy.

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National Accelerator Lab develops x-ray method to detect flaws in 3D printed parts

February 06, 2018

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Stanford, Calif., are using X-ray light to observe and understand how the process of making metal parts using 3D printing can leave flaws in the finished product. Scientists at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Stanford, Calif., are using x-ray light to observe and understand how...

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Sifco achieves Nadcap Metallic Materials Manufacturing certification for forgings

February 04, 2018

Sifco Industries Inc., Cleveland, has become the first United States forging manufacturer to obtain Nadcap Metallic Materials Manufacturing certification (MMM).

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Four NETL projects to recover rare earths from coal achieve 2% to 80% concentrations

February 04, 2018

The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), Pittsburgh, reports that four projects focused on recovering rare earth elements from coal have made significant progress, achieving at least 2% concentration in feedstocks.

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United States Steel reports 2017 earnings of $387 million, vs. 2016 loss of $440 million

February 02, 2018

United States Steel Corp., Pittsburgh, reports full-year 2017 net earnings of $387 million, compared to full-year 2016 net loss of $440 million, as investments in upgrading equipment in its flat-rolled segment helped to improve performance.

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Spray Tips: Thermal spray coatings advantages and disadvantages

February 01, 2018

Buildup of a thermal spray coating is a chaotic process, because molten particles spread out and deform (splat) as they strike the substrate, at first keying onto asperities, then interlocking with one another.

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Women in Engineering Profile: Katherine Faber

February 01, 2018

This profile series introduces leading materials scientists from around the world who happen to be females. Here we speak with Katherine Faber, Simon Ramo Professor of Materials Science at the California Institute of Technology. Faber was recently selected as the ASM Edward DeMille Campbell Memorial Lecturer for 2019.

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SAE International MedAccred Heat-Treating Standard recognized by U.S. FDA

January 31, 2018

SAE International, Warrendale, Pa., announces that technical standard AMS2750 – Pyrometry, has received complete recognition by the U.S. Federal Drug Administration Center for Devices and Radiological Health, and it has been added to its list of recognized consensus standards database, List #47.

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