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Dual-chamber heat treating furnace hardens and tempers tool steels for transportation

March 20, 2019

L&L Special Furnace Co., Aston, Pa., announces that it has shipped a dual-chamber heat treating furnace that will harden tool steels in its upper chamber while its bottom chamber is used for tempering, stress relief, and pre-heating.

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Seco Warwick reports record order portfolio and 10% sales increase over 2017

March 20, 2019

The Seco Warwick Group, Meadville, Pa., reports a record order portfolio of over $106 million after three quarters of 2018, with an operating profit for this period of $5.3 million, and net profit of $3.5 million.

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Paulo combines HIP and heat treating for AM and cast products with Quintus HIP system

March 20, 2019

Quintas Technologies, Sweden, announces that Paulo Heat Treating, St. Louis, Mo., has acquired a Quintas hot isostatic press for its Cleveland Division.

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Fujifilm Electronic Materials invests $91 million to expand manufacturing in Arizona

March 18, 2019

Fujifilm Electronic Materials U.S.A., a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Fujifilm Holdings Corp., recently began a $91 million investment project focused on the company's manufacturing and development facilities in Mesa, Arizona.

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ASM International Announces IMAT 2020 Key Topics

March 18, 2019

Beginning in 2017, ASM International recognized the industry need for a technical program reminiscent of the historical ASM Materials Week Conference. Last year, ASM announced its first annual International Materials Applications & Technologies Conference & Exhibition (IMAT), to be held in Cleveland, OH, September 14-17, 2020. Today, ASM is proud to share key topics to be showcased during...

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One Minute Mentor: Subcritical anneal to convert pearlite to ferrite in ductile iron

March 18, 2019

When maximum ductility and good machinability are needed and high strength is not required, ductile iron castings generally are given a full ferritizing anneal.

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Plasma-enhanced titanium and vanadium nitrides form hardest thin films ever

March 12, 2019

Lehigh University, Pa., announces that its researchers have developed plasma-enhanced atomic layer deposited titanium and vanadium nitrides that are said to be harder than commercial coatings “by orders of magnitude.”

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European team produces 3D printed titanium pressure vessel for space exploration

March 11, 2019

A European aerospace production team comprising Thales Alenia Space, Cranfield University, and Glenalmond Technologies announces the completion of the first full-scale prototype of an additively manufactured titanium pressure vessel to be used in future manned missions for space exploration.

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Mineral and organic acids extract rare earth elements from phosphate rock waste

March 11, 2019

Researchers from Rutgers University-New Brunswick, N.J., and members of the Critical Materials Institute in Ames, Iowa, announce that they have found a possible new source of rare earth elements in phosphate rock waste, and have developed an environmentally friendly way to extract the elements.

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Tungsten-based alloy withstands radiation in nuclear fusion devices without damage

March 11, 2019

Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico, announces that its scientists have developed a tungsten-based alloy that can withstand unprecedented amounts of radiation without damage.

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