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September 24, 2017Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, announces that its researchers have shown that carbon nanomaterials such as graphene can replace expensive metals such as tin, silver, tungsten, beryllium, and indium in electronic devices.
September 24, 2017Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill., announces that its Materials Research Science and Engineering Center has received a six-year, $15.6 million grant from the National Science Foundation.
September 19, 2017Northrop Grumman Corp., Falls Church, Va., a leading global security company; and Orbital ATK Inc., Dulles, Va., a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, announce that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Northrop Grumman will acquire Orbital ATK for approximately $7.8 billion in cash, plus the assumption of $1.4 billion in net debt.
September 18, 2017X-ray diffraction analysis indicates that the hardened case consists of a mixture of expanded austenite and expanded martensite.
September 17, 2017Nucor Corp., Charlotte, N.C., announces that its board of directors has approved a new steel bar micro mill project, and also announces that the company is considering five states in the Midwest and Southeast as a location for the project.
September 18, 2017Sensofar Metrology, Barcelona, announces the Five Axis, a new addition to its non-contact 3D surface metrology systems that combines a high-accuracy rotational module and a high-resolution translation platform, together with advanced inspection and analysis capabilities.
September 17, 2017Materialise NV, Belgium, announces that its 3D-printed titanium for maxillofacial surgery has received clearance for the U.S. market, further extending Materialise's longstanding collaboration with DePuy Synthes, which will distribute the device in the United States.
September 13, 2017Outokumpu Oy, Finland, announces that Finnish liquefied natural gas tank manufacturer LNGTainer has launched a new tank that brings together two innovations – LNGTainer's game-changing tank container, and Outokumpu's unique austenitic stainless steel grade, Supra 316plus (EN 1.4420, UNS S31655).
September 13, 2017High-frequency welding is a thermo-mechanical process that relies on precise heat input as well as mechanical control as strip edges are heated and forged together to produce a seam weld.
September 13, 2017Engineered components – from bearings to turbine blades and everything in between – acquire much of their value and application readiness during controlled heating and cooling cycles, otherwise known as heat treating. Though practiced for millennia, the process of heat treating has only, in the last century or so, given up its secrets, making it possible for manufacturers to consistently...