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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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Sandvik to supply 155 miles of stainless steel umbilical tubing for offshore platform

October 27, 2017

Sandvik Materials Technology, Sweden, has signed a contract for the supply of stainless steel tubing required for 155 miles of umbilicals linking a subsea development to an existing offshore platform.

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Ames Lab receives $392,000 from DOE to commercialize gas atomization nozzle design

October 25, 2017

The U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory, Iowa, has received $392,000 in funding to commercialize a gas atomization nozzle design for producing metal powders for manufacturing.

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Picosun’s ALD nanolaminates improve lifetime and reliability of electronic circuit boards

October 24, 2017

Picosun Oy, Finland, reports that it has developed atomic layer deposition technology in which nanolaminates specifically tailored to form dense, conformal, and hermetic seals are deposited on printed circuit board assemblies (PCBA).

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