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One Minute Mentor: Time-Temperature-Transformation Diagram

October 31, 2017

Traditionally, carburization is carried out at high temperature to maximize the solubility and the rate of interstitial solute diffusion.

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Wisconsin Oven four-chain conveyor oven preheats aluminum to 900°F before forging

October 31, 2017

Wisconsin Oven Corp., East Troy, reports that is has shipped a natural-gas-fired indexing conveyor oven to an automotive parts manufacturer in Canada to preheat aluminum billets prior to forging into automotive suspension components under high pressure.

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Oerlikon acquires three companies to add more expertise in advanced coating materials

October 30, 2017

Oerlikon, Switzerland, announces that it has acquired Primateria AB in Sweden, and signed an agreement to acquire the assets of DiaPac LLC and Diamond Recovery Services Inc (DRS) in the United States.

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Norsk Titanium wins award for its Rapid Plasma Deposition 3D printing technology

October 30, 2017

Frost & Sullivan, Santa Clara, Calif., announces that Norsk Titanium, Norway, has won the 2017 Europe Technology Innovation Award for its novel Rapid Plasma Deposition additive manufacturing technology.

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Stryker’s Tritanium C anterior cervical cage made of 3D-printed highly porous titanium

October 30, 2017

Stryker Corp., Allendale, N.J., announces that its 3D-printed Tritanium C anterior cervical cage is the latest spinal fusion implant constructed of its proprietary Tritanium In-Growth Technology, a novel, highly porous titanium material designed for bone in-growth and biological fixation.

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GKN Driveline Florence replaces traditional production processes with 3D printing

October 30, 2017

GKN Driveline Florence, Italy, reports a 70% reduction in production time of certain tools, because the company uses customized 3D printing to build replacement parts for machinery as needed, eliminating costly downtime of the production line and ensuring business continuity.

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Department of Energy invests $17.4 million to advance recovery of rare earths from coal

October 30, 2017

The U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, has selected four projects to move on to a second phase of research in its effort to advance recovery of rare earth elements from coal and coal byproducts.

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ATM hardness tester with overview camera enables high-quality optical measurement

October 27, 2017

ATM Advanced Materialography, Germany, announces that the high-quality optical measuring system of its automatic hardness tester Carat 950 has been enhanced by overview optics integrated into the revolver.

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Timken Endurance SBQ steels offer ultrahigh strength and toughness for longer gear life

October 27, 2017

Timken Steel, Canton, Ohio, introduces Endurance steels, a new family of special bar quality steels comprised of both Timken Steel's existing high-strength and/or high-toughness grades, and three new ultra-high-strength, high-toughness steels.

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Superheat’s heat-treating software and advanced equipment cut labor costs by 40%

October 27, 2017

Superheat, Chicago, introduces Superheat Smartway, its heat treatment solution that is said to reduce costs, save time, minimize risk, and improve quality.

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