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ASM member Julien Noel named Vice President/General Manager of Buehler

January 08, 2019

ITW Test and Measurement Group President Yahya Gharagozlou has named ASM member Julien Noel Vice President/General Manager of its Buehler worldwide division.

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Solar installs 100-ton vacuum hot press heat treating system with gas fan quench cooling

January 08, 2019

Solar Manufacturing Inc., Souderton, Pa., announces that it has completed the installation and startup of a large 100-ton-force vacuum hot press that is capable of treating a 4000-pound part for Refrac Systems’ commercial and aerospace diffusion-bonding operation in Chandler, Arizona.

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AK Steel uses neutron spallation source at Oak Ridge to improve manufacture of AHSS

January 03, 2019

AK Steel Corp., West Chester, Ohio, accepted an award of up to $1.2 million last October from the U.S. Department of Energy under the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office program to investigate novel low-density steels that could ultimately be used in automotive structural applications.

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Electron microscopy improved by deep learning network

January 03, 2019

Finding defects in electron microscopy images normally takes months. But in a few hours, scientists using the Multinode Evolutionary Neural Networks for Deep Learning (MENNDL) created a neural network that performed as well as a human expert. MENNDL is the first known approach to automatically identify atomic-level structural information in scanning transmission electron microscopy data.

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MEC introduces detachable powder feeder canister for quick powder changeover

January 02, 2019

Metallizing Equipment Corp. (MEC), India, introduces a state-of-the-art “Quick Detachable Canister” volumetric feed powder feeder PF-3350-MFS for instant changeover of powder for different powders during same coating/cladding process without emptying the powder canister.

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Spray Tips: Continuous Galvanizing Line

January 01, 2019

The most commonly used zinc baths are galvanized zinc with minor concentrations of aluminum, zinc with 0.5 wt% Al, and zinc with 55 wt% Al and minor amounts of silicon.

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SSPC, AWS, NACE announce Public Review Period for revised thermal spray standard

December 31, 2018

The Society for Protective Coatings, the American Welding Society, and NACE International announce a public review period for its proposed Joint Standard/Standard Practice, “Specification for the Application of Thermal Spray Coatings (Metallizing) of Aluminum, Zinc, and Their Alloys and Composites for the Corrosion Protection of Steel.”

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Mettech launches NanoFeed nanopowder suspension feeders for thermal spray torches

December 31, 2018

Northwest Mettech, Vancouver, announces that its NanoFeed line of liquid and suspension feeders for the thermal spray industry has been developed to enable delivery of submicron powders to thermal spray torches.

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Air Products to build large-scale air separation unit to produce nitrogen, oxygen, argon

December 31, 2018

Air Products, Lehigh Valley, Pa., announces plans to build, own, and operate a new air separation unit in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota. The large-scale facility, scheduled to be onstream in early-to-mid-2020, will provide reliable liquid industrial gas options for local customers and distributors in the region.

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Pitt and General Carbide partner to improve tungsten carbide powders for 3D printing

December 31, 2018

The University of Pittsburgh and General Carbide Corp., Greensburg, Pa., report that recent awards from the state of Pennsylvania will enable research into improving tungsten carbide powders and developing 3D printing methods for more effective and economical additive manufacturing.

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