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Praxair receives award from Pratt & Whitney for reducing costs, increasing efficiency

December 31, 2018

Praxair Surface Technologies, Danbury, Conn., announces that it has received Pratt & Whitney’s 2018 Supplier Sustainability Award, which is given yearly to recognize a supplier that demonstrates exemplary commitment to environmental sustainability.

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ASM International CEO Corner: Completing the ASM Renewal

December 28, 2018

Our Operations Group has returned from MS&T and is clearing the decks to prepare our 2019 Annual Operating Plan. While we still have a lot of work to do before closing 2018, our thoughts are beginning to look toward 2019 and beyond. 

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U. S. Office of Fossil Energy offers funding for technologies to extract rare earths from coal

December 28, 2018

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy, Washington, has announced a funding opportunity for both novel and conventional technologies for recovering rare earth elements and critical materials from domestic coal resources.

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Optomec acquires Huffman for its metal 3D printing systems for jet engine repair

December 28, 2018

Optomec, Albuquerque, N.M., has acquired Huffman, the established leader in supplying 3D metal printing systems for additive repair of gas turbine components in the energy and aviation markets.

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Buehler introduces programmable AutoMet grinder-polishers with intuitive touch screen

December 28, 2018

Buehler, an ITW company, Lake Bluff, Ill., introduces the AutoMet family, semi-automatic grinder-polishers with advanced programming features such as method storage and z-axis material removal to ensure consistent results regardless of operator.

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JSW USA restarts electric arc furnace, casts steel slab in Ohio steel mill closed for ten years

December 28, 2018

JSW USA, Baytown, Texas, announces that it has restarted the electric arc furnace at its mill in Mingo Junction, Ohio, casting the first steel slab on December 14 after being closed for 3545 days.

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Women In Engineering Profile: Victoria Miller

December 26, 2018

This profile series introduces lead¬ing materials scientists from around the world who happen to be females. Here we speak with Victoria (Tori) Miller, assistant professor in materials science and engineering at North Carolina State University.

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ASM International to Manage Data for High-Temperature Oxidation Machine Learning Project

December 20, 2018

ASM International (ASM) is providing data management support for the project “Machine Learning and Supercomputing to Predict Corrosion/Oxidation of High-Performance Valve Alloys” that was awarded funding by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

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Semiconductor equipment sales forecast $62 billion in 2018, a new record

December 17, 2018

SEMI, Washington, reports that worldwide sales of new semiconductor manufacturing equipment are projected to increase 9.7 percent to $62.1 billion in 2018, exceeding the historic high of $56.6 billion set last year.

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Covalent Metrology and Rigaku partner to deliver new semiconductor lab resources

December 16, 2018

Covalent Metrology, Sunnyvale, Calif., a provider of analytical services, announces a new partnership with Rigaku Corp., Japan, a global leader in X-ray analytical instrumentation, to support American high-tech industries with the most advanced metrology capabilities in the world.

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