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Shimadzu metal artifact reduction software enables clearer images for X-ray CT system

December 07, 2017

Shimadzu, Japan, has released its Metal Artifact Reduction software, which significantly reduces artifacts in CT images, enabling the acquisition of clear images for the Shimadzu inspeXio SMX-225CT FPD HR Microfocus X-ray CT system.

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Hand tool manufacturer boosts production with compact pit-type heat treating system

December 05, 2017

Seco Warwick, Meadville, Pa., has partnered with a tool manufacturer in North America to custom design a unique pit-type tempering furnace system to increase production capacity.

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Lindberg heat treating pit furnace produces corrosion-resistant oxide film on tool steels

December 05, 2017

Lindberg MPH, Riverside, Mich., has shipped an electrically heated, steam atmosphere, cylindrical pit furnace with a steam generator for steam treating tool steels.

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Natural gas direct-fired batch oven renders products of combustion nonflammable

December 05, 2017

Wisconsin Oven Corp., East Troy, has shipped a natural gas direct-fired batch oven with a separate cooling chamber to a manufacturer of automotive parts for curing rubber automotive hoses.

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ECM’s ICBP Nano heat treating system minimizes footprint, simplifying product flow

December 05, 2017

ECM USA, Pleasant Prairie, Wis., introduces the ICBP Nano, the latest product in its range of low-pressure carburizing and carbonitriding furnace systems that consist of one module with three stacked heating cells and gas-quenching cells.

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Nickel-titanium shape memory alloy spring tire designed for Mars rover

November 30, 2017

NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, announces that its engineers have developed an airless compliant tire that consists of several hundred coiled wires of nickel-titanium shape memory alloy woven into a flexible mesh, giving the tires the ability to support high loads while also conforming to the terrain.

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Concentrations of rare earth elements >300 ppm found in American coal basins

November 30, 2017

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory, Pittsburgh, reports that its engineers have found high rare earth element concentrations in coal samples taken from the Illinois, Northern Appalachian, Central Appalachian, Rocky Mountain Coal Basins, and the Pennsylvania Anthracite region.

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Northrop Grumman acquires Orbital ATK for its aerospace and defense technologies

November 30, 2017

Orbital ATK Inc., Dulles, Va., announces that its stockholders have overwhelmingly approved a merger agreement providing for the acquisition of Orbital ATK by Northrop Grumman Corp.

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Prof. John E. Morral, FASM, Receives 2018 J. Willard Gibbs Phase Equilibria Award

November 29, 2017

Prof. John E. Morral, FASM, Receives 2018 J. Willard Gibbs Phase Equilibria Award

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One Minute Mentor: Maps of Wear Resistance

November 27, 2017

The images show wear maps for (a) treated and (b) nontreated 316 stainless steel. The T316 stainless steel was treated by low-temperature carburization.

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