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Nucor to build new steel bar micro mill in Midwest or Southeast

September 17, 2017

Nucor 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.

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Materialise 3D-printed titanium maxillofacial implants cleared for U.S. market

September 17, 2017

Materialise 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.

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Outokumpu Supra 316plus stainless steel reduces weight of LNG tank container by 30%

September 13, 2017

Outokumpu 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).

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Aspects of Precise Heat Input Control for High Frequency Welding

September 13, 2017

High-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.

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What you need to know about heat treating

September 13, 2017

Engineered 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...

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Lindberg MPH stackable box furnaces heat treat maritime equipment

September 13, 2017

Lindberg MPH, Riverside, Mich., has shipped a Temperite box furnace and a Treet-All box furnace to a manufacturer of maritime equipment.

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Single-crystal shape memory CuAlMn bar produced by unique heat treating process

September 13, 2017

Tohoku University, Japan, reports that its researchers and colleagues have found an economical way to improve the properties of copper-aluminum-manganese 'shape memory' alloys by a unique heat treating method.

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Spray Tips: Aspirating Volumetric Feeder

September 11, 2017

The diagram illustrates an aspirating-type volumetric feeder, in which a continuous circumferential groove in a powder-feed wheel fills with powder by gravity.

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Cummins and Oak Ridge develop thermal spray method to repair truck engines

September 10, 2017

Diesel engine maker Cummins Inc., Columbus, Ind., is working with Oak Ridge National Laboratory to develop a material to repair heavy-duty vehicle engines damaged by a million miles of extreme conditions under the hood.

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Green laser enables additive manufacturing of copper by selective laser melting

September 10, 2017

The Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT, Germany, has developed a new approach that incorporates a green laser for selective laser melting of copper materials.

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