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Protolabs manufacturing facility features 3D printing, CNC machining, injection molding

May 23, 2019

Protolabs, Maple Plain, Minn., celebrates its 20-year anniversary with a grand opening of its state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing facility in Brooklyn Park, Minn.

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Rigaku Smart Sample Loading System enables vacuum chuck to load 50-gram specimens

May 20, 2019

Rigaku, Japan, introduces its new Smart Sample Loading System (SSLS), in which a vacuum chuck can be used to load samples into pre-loaded sample holders, saving time and increasing the number of samples that can be held on the sample deck

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Hitachi High-Technologies launches scanning electron microscopes for large specimens

May 20, 2019

Hitachi High-Technologies Corp., Tokyo, announces that it will commence sales of the SU3800 and the oversized SU3900 scanning electron microscopes, which feature the ability to accommodate large, heavy specimens, along with advanced functionalities for automated measurement and wide-angle camera navigation.

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Spray Tips: Sources of coating porosity

May 17, 2019

The most common source of coating porosity is trapped, unmelted, or resolidified particles. The figure shows particle impact states that create structural features.

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Nanotronics patented Super Resolution imaging system identifies defects in less time

May 17, 2019

Nanotronics, Brooklyn, N.Y., has expanded its Super Resolution imaging system portfolio with a new patented system that identifies and classifies defects at lower resolutions than traditional inspection microscopy, providing faster scan times and enhanced throughput.

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The Effect of Rapid Heat Treatment on the Mechanical Properties of Cold Spray Coatings

May 17, 2019

This ITSC 2019 paper details the mechanical testing of Al 6061 cold spray coatings before and after a rapid heat treatment with a novel focused IR device.

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U.S. semiconductor industry calls for federal policies to advance chip technology

May 17, 2019

The Semiconductor Industry Association, Washington, has released a set of government policy recommendations for sustaining and strengthening America’s global leadership in semiconductor technology and ensuring that the United States wins the race to harness the transformative semiconductor-enabled technologies of the future.

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Erosive Wear Testing of Laser Clad and HVOF Coatings for Drilling in Mining

May 17, 2019

This ITSC presentation focuses on the fact that drilling is a major cost factor to mining operations (exploration, drill and blast operations), and wear of components is a significant driver of drilling costs.

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Axial Suspension Plasma Sprayed Ceramic Coatings for Semiconductor Applications

May 17, 2019

This ITSC 2019 presentation discusses the plasma treatment of large-scale substrates, because the size of semiconductor and flat-panel-display (FPD) production equipment for dry etching and sputtering has been increasing due to the increased size of both silicon wafers and displays.

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GKN Powder Metallurgy opens new headquarters in Michigan for additive manufacturing

May 17, 2019

GKN Powder Metallurgy announces that it has opened its new North American Powder Metallurgy Headquarters and Additive Manufacturing Customer Center in Auburn Hills, Michigan.

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