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Bodycote signs 15-year contract with Rolls-Royce for vacuum heat treatment and HIP

April 22, 2018

Bodycote, England, the world’s largest provider of heat treatment and specialist thermal processing services, announces that it has signed a 15-year contract with Rolls-Royce’s Civil Aerospace business.

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Friction stir dovetailing creates metallurgical bond between aluminum and steel plate

April 22, 2018

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Wash., announces that its engineers have developed and successfully tested a novel process called friction stir dovetailing that enables joining thick plates of aluminum and steel.

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Metallurgy Makes Headlines in Southwest Airlines Incident

April 20, 2018

Metal fatigue, metallurgy, ultrasonic inspection, and titanium alloys are in the news the past few days due to a catastrophic engine failure aboard a Southwest Airlines jet. Because ASM International is at the heart of the materials community, many of our members are employees of the organizations involved in investigating this incident and maximizing the safety of air travel and engine...

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Highly energetic laser-based x-rays enable rapid detailed 3D analysis of bone sample

April 20, 2018

Researchers from three universities in Germany have reportedly demonstrated a new laser-based source of x-rays that are many times brighter than conventional x-rays, and thus enable far more detailed structural analyses.

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Nuclear fuel rod cladding alloy designed to prevent hydrogen generation when heated

April 19, 2018

Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tenn., announces that a team led by its researchers has developed an alloy of iron, chromium, and aluminum that does not contain zirconium.

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Fort Wayne Metals acquires G&S Titanium to support new products and capabilities

April 17, 2018

Fort Wayne Metals, Fort Wayne, Ind., has acquired G&S Titanium, a company specializing in titanium and specialty alloy wire and bar drawing.

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Tester detects start-finish temperatures for NiTi martensite-to-austenite transformation

April 17, 2018

ANV Laser, Israel, introduces its noncontact Af tester (NCAT), a novel bent and free-recovery device that can determine the temperatures of Start and Finish Af (martensite-to-austenite transformation) for each of several NiTi devices of different shapes at the same time.

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Norman Noble announces 3D printing capabilities for medical and aerospace parts

April 17, 2018

Norman Noble Inc., Highland Heights, Ohio, announces that it can now produce additively manufactured, 3D-printed parts from alloys such as titanium, stainless steel, and cobalt chromium.

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Lucifer Furnaces builds dual chamber heat treating furnace for punch and die maker

April 16, 2018

Lucifer Furnaces, Warrington, Pa., has delivered a dual chamber fiber-lined furnace to a leading manufacturer of punches and dies in North America.

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One-Minute Mentor: AerMet Alloys

April 16, 2018

The graph shows a comparison of AerMet alloys and maraging steels in terms of (a) ductility vs. specific strength and (b) Charpy V-notch impact toughness vs. specific strength.

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