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Nucor to invest $1.35 billion to build state-of-the-art steel plate mill in the Midwest

January 17, 2019

Nucor Corp., Charlotte, N.C., announces plans to invest $1.35 billion to build a state-of-the-art plate mill in the United States Midwest that will be capable of producing 1.2 million tons per year of steel plate products.

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Optomec partners with Phillips Federal to bring 3D printing to U.S. government agencies

January 17, 2019

Optomec, Albuquerque, N.M., has signed a partnership agreement with Phillips Federal that will enable Phillips to resell the Optomec Laser Engineered Net Shaping (LENS) systems to U.S. government facilities.

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Boston Metal raises $20M to scale up molten oxide electrolysis production of ferroalloys

January 17, 2019

Boston Metal announces that it has raised $20 million in a Series A funding round to accelerate the first industrial-scale deployments of its molten oxide electrolysis (MOE) technology for the production of ferroalloys.

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ASM International Launches a Unified Materials Information Digital Library on the Silverchair Platform

January 16, 2019

ASM International and Silverchair announced today the launch of the ASM Digital Library on the Silverchair Platform. The ASM Digital Library offers a single gateway to ASM’s authoritative materials information resources.

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Norman Noble develops athermal laser micro-machining for Nitinol medical devices

January 13, 2019

Norman Noble Inc., Highland Heights, Ohio, announces that it has developed an athermal laser machining process that represents an advancement of several magnitudes in medical device production.

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Fort Wayne NiTi drawn filled tubing provides variety of properties in a composite wire

January 13, 2019

Fort Wayne Metals, Ind., manufactures DFT wire (drawn filled tubing), which allows its engineers to match dissimilar materials to provide a variety of properties in a single wire system.

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Lumenous provides research, development, and design for nitinol medical devices

January 13, 2019

Lumenous Device Technologies, Santa Clara, Calif., is a contract manufacturer and design house for minimally invasive medical device technology, providing research, development, and design expertise.

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One-Minute Mentor: Processing sequence for austempered ductile iron

January 10, 2019

The figure shows an isothermal transformation (IT) diagram for a ductile cast iron, together with a processing sequence depicting the production of ADI.

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Shape memory alloy release mechanisms and hinges deploy solar arrays on CubeSat

January 09, 2019

NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, announces that the new ALBus CubeSat, launched in December, will test high-power (100 watt) electric systems and unique shape-memory alloy components for the first time.

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Contour Hardening acquires gas nitride induction system to heat treat complex parts

January 08, 2019

Contour Hardening, Indianapolis, announces the purchase of a gas nitride unit that will help Contour expand its offerings in the automotive sector and expand more deeply into the aerospace market.

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