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Federal research ship discovers new methane hydrate deposits along the Atlantic coast

September 21, 2018

The U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, reports that an interagency federal research ship recently sailed along the Mid-Atlantic margin to characterize methane hydrate deposits.

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Nanosteel spins out 3D printing business to commercialize steel alloy powders

September 21, 2018

Nanosteel Corp., Providence, announces the spinout of its additive manufacturing business unit into a new corporation named Formetrix.

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Micron to invest $3 billion in Virginia to expand production of electronic memory devices

September 16, 2018

Micron Technology Inc., Boise, Idaho, announces plans to invest $3 billion by 2030 to increase production of electronic memory devices such as DRAM and NAND at its semiconductor manufacturing plant in Manassas, Virginia, creating roughly 1100 new jobs over the next decade.

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Commercial heat treater Thermetco expands capacity with AFC-Holcroft furnaces

September 14, 2018

Thermetco, Montreal, announces that it has expanded its heat treatment production capability with the purchase of a new AFC-Holcroft UBQ (Universal Batch Quench) furnace and a UBT (Universal Batch Temper) furnace.

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Nucor to expand sheet mill in Kentucky from 1,600,000 to 3,000,000 tons per year

September 14, 2018

Nucor Corp., Charlotte, N.C., reports that its Board of Directors has approved an investment of $650 million to expand the production capability of Nucor Steel Gallatin, the company's flat-rolled sheet steel mill in Ghent, Kentucky.

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Specialty Steel Works invests in advanced process technologies at its Indiana bar plant

September 14, 2018

Specialty Steel Works Inc., Hammond, Ind., announces a multimillion dollar investment in new high-performance equipment and infrastructure at its Niagara LaSalle Corporation Cold Finish Steel facility in Hammond.

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Aichelin to deliver 80-meter cast link belt furnace to Swedish fastener manufacturer

September 14, 2018

Aichelin, Austria, reports that Swedish fastener manufacturer Bulten has commissioned a cast link belt furnace system for the refinement of high-strength-steel screws and nuts.

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Women in Engineering Profile: Karly Chester Etzel

September 12, 2018

This profile series introduces leading materials scientists from around the world who happen to be females. Here we speak with Karly Chester Etzel, quality assurance coordinator at PiSA BioPharm Inc.

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Berndt leads Australian training facility

September 12, 2018

Christopher C. Berndt, FASM, TSS-HoF, has been selected to lead the new Australian Research Council (ARC) Training Centre in Surface Engineering for Advanced Materials (SEAM).

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Optomec develops controlled-atmosphere 3D printing system for large titanium parts

September 09, 2018

Optomec, Albuquerque, N.M., introduces the LENS 860 hybrid controlled atmosphere (CA) system, which has a larger build volume and supports higher laser power, providing more capabilities for affordable, high-quality metal hybrid manufacturing.

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