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Can-Eng Furnaces to design heat treating system for thin-wall aluminum die castings

May 07, 2019

Can-Eng Furnaces, Niagara Falls, Ontario, has been chosen to design and commission a high-capacity heat-treatment system for a Tier 1 global automotive manufacturing company.

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Ipsen appoints mechanical engineer Andrew Yazot to Midwest Regional Sales Owner

May 07, 2019

Ipsen USA, Cherry Valley, Ill., announces the transition of Andrew Yazot from International Sales Manager to Midwest Regional Sales Owner, where he will cover nine states in the Midwest.

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United States Steel to invest a billion dollars in new plant

May 07, 2019

United States Steel Corp., Pittsburgh, announces that it will invest more than $1 billion to construct a new sustainable endless casting and rolling facility at its Edgar Thomson Plant in Braddock, Pa., and a cogeneration facility at its Clairton Plant in Clairton, Pa., both part of the company’s Mon Valley Works.

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Cummins invests in GE’s Binder Jet additive manufacturing technology to reduce costs

May 06, 2019

Cummins Inc., Columbus, Indiana, is set to expand its additive manufacturing capabilities by implementing GE Additive’s high-precision Binder Jetting AM technology, initially focusing on low-volume parts as engineers investigate the best way to use AM in higher-volume manufacturing.

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Novelis aluminum battery enclosure for electric vehicles weighs 50% less than steel

May 06, 2019

Novelis Inc., Atlanta, reports that it has developed an aluminum-sheet battery enclosure for electric vehicles that is designed for all battery cell types.

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Lockheed Martin inaugurates F-16 jet fighter production line in South Carolina

May 06, 2019

Lockheed Martin, Bethesda, Md., announces that its new F-16 tooling and equipment previously in Fort Worth, Texas, has since been installed in a newly-refurbished hangar in Greenville, South Carolina, where the company will begin manufacturing F-16 Block 70 aircraft later this year.

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Coatings based on low interfacial toughness cause ice to easily shed from airplane wings

May 06, 2019

The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, announces development of a new class of spray-on coatings based on low interfacial toughness that cause ice to easily shed from surfaces of cargo ships, airplanes, power lines, and other large structures.

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Nitrex installs nitrocarburizing system for treating aluminum profiles and extrusions

May 01, 2019

Nitrex Metal, St. Laurent, Canada, announces that it has delivered and installed a Nitrex nitrocarburizing system for a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility on a greenfield site in northwestern Romania for the Swiss corporation Alu Menziken Extrusion AG, a manufacturer of aluminum profiles and complex extrusion press products.

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Solar Atmospheres facility to install 12-foot vacuum furnace to process titanium

May 01, 2019

Solar Atmospheres, Greenville, S.C., announces that it has ordered a new 12-foot car-bottom vacuum furnace with advanced pumping system and rapid cooling capability manufactured by sister company Solar Manufacturing, Hermitage, Pa.

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Women In Engineering: Keerti S. Kappagantula

April 30, 2019

This profile series introduces leading materials scientists from around the world who happen to be females. Here we speak with Keerti S. Kappagantula, mechanical engineer at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Richland, Wash.

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