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Nitrex potential-controlled nitriding system treats dies for aluminum extruded profiles

April 13, 2018

Nitrex Metal, St. Laurent, Quebec, announces that it has been awarded a contract by Qatar Aluminum Extrusion for the supply and installation of an NX-1015 potential-controlled gas nitriding system configured for treating various sizes of flat and hollow dies used in the production of aluminum extruded profiles for construction and transportation.

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EU-funded Plassteel process enables low-temperature plasma nitriding of stainless steels

April 13, 2018

Cordis, the information portal for European Union research, reports that engineers working on the EU-funded project Plassteel have developed an advanced process for low-temperature surface hardening of stainless steels that allows improved corrosion resistance and accurate tailoring of material properties.

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Furnace for Nadcap and MedAccred features diffusion pump for high vacuum levels

April 13, 2018

Ipsen, Cherry Valley, Ill., announces that Midwest Thermal-Vac recently purchased a Titan vacuum furnace with 12-bar gas quenching for processing parts that need to comply with Nadcap and medical industry requirements such as MedAccred.

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Japanese researchers discover 16 million tons of rare-earth deposits in deep-sea mud

April 12, 2018

Several Japanese universities, research groups, and government agencies published an article in the April 10 edition of the online journal Scientific Reports describing results of their analysis of the rare-earth metals they discovered in deep-sea mud near Japan back in 2013.

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Spray Tips: Surface roughness

April 09, 2018

The graph shows the typical surface finish produced by an aluminum oxide abrasive: Curves illustrate the range of results from pressure and abrasive size variations.

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Oerlikon Balzers acquires Sucotec for its chemical vapor deposition equipment

April 08, 2018

Oerlikon Group, Switzerland, announces that its Oerlikon Balzers division in Liechtenstein has acquired Sucotec AG, a Swiss manufacturer that specializes in chemical vapor deposition (CVD) equipment for the tools industry.

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Linde announces processes for improving quality of aluminum and titanium powders

April 08, 2018

Linde LLC, Bridgewater, N.J., announces three new technologies to improve the quality of metal powders: Incoming Quality, 3D Process Quality, and Finish Quality.

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JSW Steel to invest $500 million in hot-end facility with contiguous large-diameter pipe mill

April 06, 2018

JSW Steel USA, Baytown, Texas, announces plans to invest up to $500 million to install the most technologically advanced and eco-friendly hot-end facility in the world, setting a new industry standard.

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Metalysis to commercialize FFC Cambridge process for producing titanium powders

April 05, 2018

Metalysis, U.K., announces that it has raised $17 million from its Generation 4 industrial-scale expansion project for commercial production of titanium (and other metal) powders by its low-cost FFC Cambridge solid-state electrolysis process.

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NIST researchers design new strikers and strain gauges for more accurate Charpy tests

April 05, 2018

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Boulder, Colo., reports that its engineers are working to improve striker design and associated instrumented strain gauges for more accurate Charpy tests.

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