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Carbon infused with zirconium, boron, and titanium can withstand heat of hypersonic flight

April 11, 2019

Researchers from the University of Manchester in England, and Central South University in China, announce that they have developed a carbide coating in which powders of zirconium, boron, and titanium are infused into a carbon composite, producing a coating that can withstand the high temperatures of aircraft structures flying at over five times the speed of sound.

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Abstract from SMST 2019: A Nitinol-tantalum composite for high plateau stress

April 10, 2019

Previous studies showed that niobium can largely increase martensitic transformation stresses, stiffness, and radiopacity of NiTi alloys, which are highly demanded by many medical applications.

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Saint-Gobain appoints TSS member Tim Vitorino Thermal Spray Powders Product Manager

April 09, 2019

Saint-Gobain Coating Solutions, Amherst, N.Y., announces the appointment of Tim Vitorino, a member of the ASM Thermal Spray Society, to the position of Product Manager for Thermal Spray Powders.

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Saarland University refrigerator is based on heating and cooling Nitinol wire bundles

April 08, 2019

Saarland University, Germany, reports that a team of its researchers has prototyped a heating/cooling system that first stresses and then releases Nitinol wires to create heated and cooled air at twice the efficiency of a heat pump.

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SMST 2019 abstract: NiTiHfNb high-temperature shape memory alloys

April 08, 2019

Nickel-rich NiTiHf alloys have recently been investigated to achieve higher transformation temperatures and open new application opportunities in aerospace, automotive, and energy industries.

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SMST 2019 abstract: Shape memory alloy actuation for in-flight wing folding

April 08, 2019

Boeing and NASA have been developing lightweight and compact SMA actuators to support a growing need for improved aircraft efficiency and reduced emissions.

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MedShape launches DynaClip Nitinol bone fixation staple with dynamic compression

April 07, 2019

MedShape Inc., Atlanta, announces the full commercial launch of the DynaClip bone fixation system, which is based on superelastic Nitinol technology.

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Confluent Medical opens Nitinol Tubing Center of Excellence for medical device applications

April 07, 2019

Confluent Medical (formerly Nitinol Devices & Components “NDC”), Fremont, Calif., launches the High-Performance Nitinol Tubing Center of Excellence in response to increasing market demand for high-performance nitinol tubing in challenging applications such as transcatheter heart valves, and neurovascular, electrophysiology, and interventional pulmonary devices.

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ITSC 2019 abstract: Deposition of silicon carbide based coatings using high velocity oxy-fuel spraying

April 05, 2019

Development of a new SiC-based powder has enabled the deposition of dense silicon carbide coatings using thermal spraying techniques for the first time.

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Spray Tips: Selective galvanizing by cold spray

April 03, 2019

Cold spraying has been found to be a useful approach for the selective protection of localized areas that are the likely locations for corrosive attack, as shown in the diagram.

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