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Carbon nanomaterials may replace expensive metals in electronic devices

September 24, 2017

Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, announces that its researchers have shown that carbon nanomaterials such as graphene can replace expensive metals such as tin, silver, tungsten, beryllium, and indium in electronic devices.

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Northwestern University materials engineering R&D center receives $15.6 million grant

September 24, 2017

Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill., announces that its Materials Research Science and Engineering Center has received a six-year, $15.6 million grant from the National Science Foundation.

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Northrop Grumman to acquire Orbital ATK to expand capabilities and accelerate innovation

September 19, 2017

Northrop Grumman Corp., Falls Church, Va., a leading global security company; and Orbital ATK Inc., Dulles, Va., a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, announce that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Northrop Grumman will acquire Orbital ATK for approximately $7.8 billion in cash, plus the assumption of $1.4 billion in net debt.

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One Minute Mentor: Hardness Depth Profiles of Stainless Steel after Nitriding and Nitrocarburizing

September 18, 2017

X-ray diffraction analysis indicates that the hardened case consists of a mixture of expanded austenite and expanded martensite.

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3D optical profiler combines rotational module with high-res translation platform

September 18, 2017

Sensofar Metrology, Barcelona, announces the Five Axis, a new addition to its non-contact 3D surface metrology systems that combines a high-accuracy rotational module and a high-resolution translation platform, together with advanced inspection and analysis capabilities.

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Nucor to build new steel bar micro mill in Midwest or Southeast

September 17, 2017

Nucor Corp., Charlotte, N.C., announces that its board of directors has approved a new steel bar micro mill project, and also announces that the company is considering five states in the Midwest and Southeast as a location for the project.

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Materialise 3D-printed titanium maxillofacial implants cleared for U.S. market

September 17, 2017

Materialise NV, Belgium, announces that its 3D-printed titanium for maxillofacial surgery has received clearance for the U.S. market, further extending Materialise's longstanding collaboration with DePuy Synthes, which will distribute the device in the United States.

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Outokumpu Supra 316plus stainless steel reduces weight of LNG tank container by 30%

September 13, 2017

Outokumpu Oy, Finland, announces that Finnish liquefied natural gas tank manufacturer LNGTainer has launched a new tank that brings together two innovations – LNGTainer's game-changing tank container, and Outokumpu's unique austenitic stainless steel grade, Supra 316plus (EN 1.4420, UNS S31655).

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Aspects of Precise Heat Input Control for High Frequency Welding

September 13, 2017

High-frequency welding is a thermo-mechanical process that relies on precise heat input as well as mechanical control as strip edges are heated and forged together to produce a seam weld.

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What you need to know about heat treating

September 13, 2017

Engineered components – from bearings to turbine blades and everything in between – acquire much of their value and application readiness during controlled heating and cooling cycles, otherwise known as heat treating. Though practiced for millennia, the process of heat treating has only, in the last century or so, given up its secrets, making it possible for manufacturers to consistently...

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