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Oerlikon Balzers receives Airbus Qualified Supplier status for its Balinit WC/C coating

December 09, 2018

Oerlikon Balzers, Switzerland, announces that it has received Qualified Supplier status from Airbus for its two customer centers in Great Britain and France for copper-alloy substrate coatings using Balinit C, a tungsten carbide/carbon coating.

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GKN Powder Metallurgy and EOS partner to advance metal additive manufacturing

December 09, 2018

GKN Powder Metallurgy, DuBois, Pa., has formed a strategic partnership with EOS GmbH, Germany, with the goal of designing a new, high-productivity process for laser-based metal additive manufacturing to reduce production time by 70% and overall cost by up to 50%.

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Powder coating conveyor oven preheats and coats steel couplings for oil and gas equipment

December 09, 2018

Wisconsin Oven Corp., East Troy, Wis., has delivered a natural-gas-fired conveyor oven to a supplier of the oil and gas industry for the preheating and powder coating of steel couplings.

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PG Technologies relocates headquarters to Mississippi, adds employees

December 09, 2018

PG Technologies LLC, a Praxair Surface Technologies and GE Aviation joint venture, will soon exceed initial workforce projections in Ellisville, Mississippi, the city to which it recently moved its headquarters from Indianapolis.

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Spray Tips: Torch Manipulation Variables

December 09, 2018

Thermal spraying is a line-of-sight process; therefore, the substrate coating area should preferably be normal (at 90 degrees) to the spray stream.

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Seco gas nitriding furnace enables production of high-performance steel surfaces

December 08, 2018

Seco Vacuum, Meadville, Pa., reports that a growing American manufacturer has recently ordered a new precision gas nitriding furnace with ZeroFlow.

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Goodfellow to offer Victrex mineral-filled semicrystalline and amorphous PEEK film

December 06, 2018

Goodfellow, Coraopolis, Pa., announces a major expansion of its range of polyetheretherketone (PEEK) materials to include 12 different forms: film, sheet, fiber, monofilament, powder, granule, tube, rod, mesh, bolt, nut, and washer.

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Instron “Errors in Your Data” online course helps operators identify data integrity issues

December 06, 2018

Instron, Norwood, Mass., launches an all-new online training course designed to help operators of materials testing systems understand data integrity issues they may encounter during testing.

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One-Minute Mentor: Heat Treating and Properties of Ductile Iron

December 05, 2018

The basic structural differences between the ferritic and austenitic classes are shown in the continuous cooling transformation (CCT) diagram and cooling curves for furnace cooling, air cooling, and quenching.

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Making x-ray microscopy 10 times faster

November 29, 2018

Scientists at the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II)—a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility at DOE’s Brookhaven National Laboratory—have developed a transmission x-ray microscope (TXM) that can image samples 10 times faster than previously possible.

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