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April 13, 2018Nitrex 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.
April 13, 2018Cordis, 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.
April 13, 2018Ipsen, 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.
April 12, 2018Several 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.
April 08, 2018Oerlikon 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.
April 08, 2018Linde LLC, Bridgewater, N.J., announces three new technologies to improve the quality of metal powders: Incoming Quality, 3D Process Quality, and Finish Quality.
April 06, 2018JSW 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.
April 05, 2018Metalysis, 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.
April 05, 2018The 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.