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High-velocity thermal and cold spray processes developed to restore/repair heavy machinery

June 10, 2018

Researchers from the Center for Thermal Spray Research, Stony Brook University, N.Y., reported on thermal spray techniques for restoring heavy machinery in Infrastructure and Heavy Machinery Restoration Enabled Via Spray Processing: Lifecycle Design, Structural Reclamation, and Methods For Evaluation, at the ITSC 2018 conference in May.

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Höganäs study shows how welding parameters of carbide overlays affect abrasive wear

June 10, 2018

Scientists from Höganäs in Sweden and in Johnstown, Pa., reported on the results of an investigation in Abrasive Wear of Carbide Weld Overlays for Ground Engaging Tools, a presentation at the ITSC 2018 conference in May.

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How “big data” can help with the design of thermal spray coatings for power generation

June 10, 2018

Dr. Justin Cheney, Oerlikon Metco, San Diego, Calif., detailed how “big data” techniques can help determine the best alloy for coating power generation equipment in his ITSC presentation, The Design of Readable Arc Spray Alloys for Boilers Using Big Data Techniques.

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HVAF flash carbide enables thermal spray of thin hard coatings that could replace chromium

June 10, 2018

Researchers from Kermetico Inc., Benicia, Calif., and H.C. Starck, Germany, discussed the latest developments in HVAF Flash Carbide as Economical Alternative to Electroplated Hard Chrome at the ITSC 2018 conference in May.

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Liquidmetal amorphous metal thermal-spray coatings reduce friction in drill tubing

June 10, 2018

Researchers from LiquidMetal Group Holdings, Lake Forest, Calif., reported on the effectiveness of amorphous metal coatings for drill tubing in their presentation, Low Friction Amorphous Thermal Sprayed Coatings for Tubing Applications, at the ITSC 2018 conference in May.

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Spray Tips: Machining and Macroroughening

June 10, 2018

The diagrams show a comparison of thermal spray coatings deposited on macroroughened and smooth surfaces: (a) Sprayed metal over grooves; shrinkage constrained by grooves (b) Sprayed metal on smooth surface; effect of shear stress on bond due to shrinkage.

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JPW opens new plant for its standard and custom industrial ovens and furnaces

June 05, 2018

JPW Industrial Ovens and Furnaces, Williamsport, Pa., has opened its Plant 2, a new manufacturing facility that will produce the company’s expanding line of standard industrial ovens.

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Aleris to supply aluminum sheet and plate for Boeing aircraft in multi-year contract

June 05, 2018

Aleris, Cleveland, announces that it has signed a contract with Boeing to provide aluminum sheet and plate for fuselage and wing structure components for the production of various airplane models over the next several years.

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Ambrell builds 80,000-square-foot facility to meet demand for induction heating systems

June 05, 2018

Ambrell Corp., Rochester, N.Y., has constructed a new facility with a highly efficient manufacturing floor that reportedly will enable maximizing throughput with induction heating systems that are innovative, of very high quality, and reliable.

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