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One Minute Mentor: Variations in Cooling Rate

November 20, 2018

Variations in cooling rate, from point to point, can exaggerate the production of residual stresses because, in some instances, it is possible for austenite transformation products to be different in sections with different cooling rates.

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Third quarter silicon wafer shipments set new record of 3,255 million square inches

November 18, 2018

The SEMI Silicon Manufacturers Group (SMG), Milpitas, Calif., reports that worldwide silicon wafer area shipments increased during the third quarter 2018, surpassing record second quarter 2018 area shipments to set another all-time high.

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Instron expands Calibration Laboratory services to North America, Europe, and Asia

November 17, 2018

Instron, Norwood, Mass., announces that its Calibration Laboratory has expanded its global reach to include providing accredited calibration services to its customers in North America, Europe, and Asia under a single National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP).

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HRE Wheels, GE Additive build 3D-printed titanium wheel via electron beam melting

November 16, 2018

HRE Wheels, Vista Calif., and GE Additive, Cincinnati, Ohio, announce a partnership agreement and unveiled the first titanium wheel created using electron-beam melting of titanium powder.

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Swiss Federal Labs join heat-sensitive materials with reactive foil nanolayers

November 16, 2018

Researchers at Swiss Federal Laboratories (EMPA) announce that they have developed a joining process in which reactive nano-multilayers join a wide variety of heat-sensitive components without any loss in quality.

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JSW Steel breaks ground on uniquely integrated plate/pipe mill complex in Texas

November 15, 2018

JSW USA, Baytown, Texas, has broken ground on what it believes to be the most technologically advanced and eco-friendly electric arc furnace, slab caster, and plate mill in the world.

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Carpenter acquires LPW Technology, continues additive manufacturing investment

November 15, 2018

Carpenter Technology Corp., Philadelphia, announces it has acquired LPW Technology Ltd., England, for approximately $81 million.

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Artemis acquires Superior Technical Ceramics for its range of advanced ceramics

November 15, 2018

Superior Technical Ceramics (STC), St. Albans, Vt., has been acquired by Artemis Capital Partners for its diverse range of advanced ceramics for technical applications such as those that must function in high heat, corrosive environments, thermal management challenges, mechanical wear problems, electrical insulation requirements, and high temperature/pressure conditions.

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ASM International Publishes Guide to Product and Process Engineering of Aluminum Castings

November 14, 2018

The Aluminum Castings Engineering Guide is a valuable guide to product and process engineering of various aluminum castings. It emphasizes process and material characteristics, product-process-alloy integration, manufacturing, product design, and successful conversion of steel and iron applications to aluminum.

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Nadcap recognizes Solar Atmospheres Greenville plant for superior performance

November 11, 2018

Solar Atmospheres, Greenville, S.C., announces that it has been awarded Nadcap 18-month Merit status for Heat Treating, Brazing and Carburizing.

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