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Electron microscopy improved by deep learning network

January 03, 2019

Finding defects in electron microscopy images normally takes months. But in a few hours, scientists using the Multinode Evolutionary Neural Networks for Deep Learning (MENNDL) created a neural network that performed as well as a human expert. MENNDL is the first known approach to automatically identify atomic-level structural information in scanning transmission electron microscopy data.

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MEC introduces detachable powder feeder canister for quick powder changeover

January 02, 2019

Metallizing Equipment Corp. (MEC), India, introduces a state-of-the-art “Quick Detachable Canister” volumetric feed powder feeder PF-3350-MFS for instant changeover of powder for different powders during same coating/cladding process without emptying the powder canister.

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Spray Tips: Continuous Galvanizing Line

January 01, 2019

The most commonly used zinc baths are galvanized zinc with minor concentrations of aluminum, zinc with 0.5 wt% Al, and zinc with 55 wt% Al and minor amounts of silicon.

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SSPC, AWS, NACE announce Public Review Period for revised thermal spray standard

December 31, 2018

The Society for Protective Coatings, the American Welding Society, and NACE International announce a public review period for its proposed Joint Standard/Standard Practice, “Specification for the Application of Thermal Spray Coatings (Metallizing) of Aluminum, Zinc, and Their Alloys and Composites for the Corrosion Protection of Steel.”

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Mettech launches NanoFeed nanopowder suspension feeders for thermal spray torches

December 31, 2018

Northwest Mettech, Vancouver, announces that its NanoFeed line of liquid and suspension feeders for the thermal spray industry has been developed to enable delivery of submicron powders to thermal spray torches.

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Air Products to build large-scale air separation unit to produce nitrogen, oxygen, argon

December 31, 2018

Air Products, Lehigh Valley, Pa., announces plans to build, own, and operate a new air separation unit in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota. The large-scale facility, scheduled to be onstream in early-to-mid-2020, will provide reliable liquid industrial gas options for local customers and distributors in the region.

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Pitt and General Carbide partner to improve tungsten carbide powders for 3D printing

December 31, 2018

The University of Pittsburgh and General Carbide Corp., Greensburg, Pa., report that recent awards from the state of Pennsylvania will enable research into improving tungsten carbide powders and developing 3D printing methods for more effective and economical additive manufacturing.

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Praxair receives award from Pratt & Whitney for reducing costs, increasing efficiency

December 31, 2018

Praxair Surface Technologies, Danbury, Conn., announces that it has received Pratt & Whitney’s 2018 Supplier Sustainability Award, which is given yearly to recognize a supplier that demonstrates exemplary commitment to environmental sustainability.

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ASM International CEO Corner: Completing the ASM Renewal

December 28, 2018

Our Operations Group has returned from MS&T and is clearing the decks to prepare our 2019 Annual Operating Plan. While we still have a lot of work to do before closing 2018, our thoughts are beginning to look toward 2019 and beyond. 

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U. S. Office of Fossil Energy offers funding for technologies to extract rare earths from coal

December 28, 2018

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy, Washington, has announced a funding opportunity for both novel and conventional technologies for recovering rare earth elements and critical materials from domestic coal resources.

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