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Magnetic thin film enables early detection of wear and corrosion in nonmagnetic metals

August 08, 2018

Researchers from the Technical University of Kaiserslautern and Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, both of Germany, announce that they have developed a magnetic coating material that enables early detection of signs of wear, corrosion, and fatigue in nonmagnetic steel as well as other materials such as aluminum.

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ASM International Announces Founding Provider Members of the Materials Solutions Network

August 06, 2018

ASM International has founded a new endeavor, the ASM Materials Solutions Network. This network serves as an extension of an organization’s R&D capacity by leveraging the ASM network to provide collaborative and scalable solutions.

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ASM International Announces Parker Hannifin as First Client Member of ASM’s Materials Solutions Network

August 06, 2018

Parker Hannifin Corporation has officially become the Founding Client Member of ASM's Materials Solutions Network. The partnership will utilize the vast network of materials knowledge that resides in the ASM members and companies the members serve.

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Spray Tips: Coating deposition spray stream

August 05, 2018

Spray processes involve the acceleration of particulate matter in a cold to molten or semimolten state toward a substrate to form a coating.

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Chromalloy awarded U.S. Navy contract to repair gas turbine engine components

August 04, 2018

Chromalloy, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., announces the award of a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity services contract for the repair and refurbishment of LM2500 high pressure turbine hot section parts for the U.S. Navy.

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Stanford researchers develop UV-curable polymer for smooth 3D printed optical devices

August 04, 2018

Stanford University, California, announces that researchers Nina Vaidya and Olav Solgaard have developed a UV-curable polymer mixture that they applied to the surface of 3D printed parts, reducing surface roughness to a few nanometers from the previous tens of microns.

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Nucor to build pilot facility for environmentally friendly chrome plating technology

August 04, 2018

Nucor Corp., Charlotte, N.C., announces that it has purchased a minority equity position in the parent of Trion Coatings LLC, which is developing an environmentally friendly chrome plating technology.

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Oerlikon, Ruag Space to collaborate on cutting costs by 25% for 3D printed space bracket

August 04, 2018

Oerlikon, Switzerland, and Ruag Space, a division of the technology group Ruag, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to qualify and accelerate series production of 3D-printed space components.

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How proper care of quench oil can lead to consistent part quality and program cost savings

August 02, 2018

Contamination of quench oil has long been an overlooked problem within organizations that do metal heat treating, by both commercial and OEM companies.

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One Minute Mentor: Maraging steels grain refinement using thermal cycling

August 02, 2018

Thermal cycling of maraging steels between the martensite finish (Mf) temperature and a temperature considerably in excess of the solution-annealing temperature can be used to refine the grain structure of coarse-grained maraging steels.

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