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August 23, 2017Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, Wash., announces that its researchers have developed a method of extruding magnesium alloys that greatly improves their energy absorption by creating novel microstructures that are not possible with traditional extrusion methods.
August 23, 2017The U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, has selected four projects to move on to a second phase of research in their efforts to advance recovery of rare earth elements (REE) from coal and coal byproducts.
August 23, 2017Allegheny Technologies Inc., Pittsburgh, announces that it has signed a new Long-Term Purchase Agreement (LTPA) with Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies company, to supply isothermal forgings and nickel-base powder alloys for next-generation jet engines.
August 23, 2017Constellium N.V., New York, introduces HSA6, a new generation of high-strength 6000-series alloys for extrusion-based automobile crash management systems, body-in-white structural components, and battery enclosures.
August 21, 2017Oxford Instruments, Concord, Mass., introduces a real-time navigation and imaging system for the SEM that helps users interactively explore samples based on video-rate X-ray maps colored by element rather than the black and white electron image alone.
August 21, 2017Hitachi High-Technologies Corp., Tokyo, announces the development of an all-new high-performance Ethos FIB-SEM based on a newly developed magnetic/electrostatic compound lens that enables it to deliver advanced imaging performance resolving sub-nanometer features in high contrast for low-voltage SEM applications.
August 21, 2017Jeol USA, Peabody, Mass., introduces the newest addition to the Jeol InTouchScope series SEMs, the JSM-IT500HR, which features a high-brightness, long-life emitter with stable probe current.
August 21, 2017Coventor Inc., Cary, N.C., announces the availability of SEMulator3D 6.1, the latest version of its semiconductor virtual fabrication platform.
August 21, 2017Micron Technology Inc., Boise, Idaho, has opened a new facility that will nearly double the cleanroom space dedicated to research and development, and will support a significant expansion of the company's overall R&D capabilities.
August 18, 2017For nitrocarburizing or consecutive carburizing and nitriding, the typical stress profile is smoother than for nitriding only.