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Making x-ray microscopy 10 times faster

November 29, 2018

Scientists at the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II)—a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility at DOE’s Brookhaven National Laboratory—have developed a transmission x-ray microscope (TXM) that can image samples 10 times faster than previously possible.

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Sandvik installs Renishaw laser 3D printers and collaborates on process development

November 28, 2018

Sandvik Additive Manufacturing, Sweden, announces that it has installed several new Renishaw RenAM 500Q quad laser printing machines, and is also initiating further collaboration with Renishaw in areas such as materials development, AM process technologies, and post-processing.

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Steel Dynamics to invest $1.6 billion in new electric-arc furnace flat roll steel mill

November 28, 2018

Steel Dynamics Inc., Fort Wayne, Ind., announces that its Board of Directors has authorized the company to construct a new state-of-the-art, electric-arc-furnace (EAF) flat roll steel mill with annual production capacity of approximately 3.0 million tons, including the capability to produce the latest generation of Advanced High Strength Steel products.

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Applied Materials META Center to develop advanced semiconductor materials/processes

November 27, 2018

Applied Materials Inc., Santa Clara, Calif., announces plans for the Materials Engineering Technology Accelerator (META) Center, a major expansion of the company’s R&D capabilities aimed at creating new ways for Applied and its customers to drive innovation as classic Moore’s Law scaling becomes more challenging.

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ATI Metals and Bruker partner to develop higher-performance niobium-based superconductors

November 26, 2018

Allegheny Technologies Inc., Pittsburgh, and Bruker Energy & Supercon Technologies (BEST), a wholly owned subsidiary of Bruker Corp., announce that they have entered into a joint technology development agreement to advance state-of-the-art niobium-based superconductors.

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Buehler to present webinar on issues regarding testing of heat treated ferrous alloys

November 25, 2018

Buehler Ltd., an ITW company in lake Bluff, Ill., is to present a webinar (Dec. 4 - 6) that will cover a variety of issues commonly encountered in both metallography and hardness testing of ferrous materials, including common problems and how to avoid them.

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Idaho National Lab develops heat treatment to extend life of superalloys in nuclear reactors

November 24, 2018

Researchers at Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, announce that they have developed a heat treatment method that enables superalloys to withstand high heat more than six times longer than an untreated counterpart, extending useful life by thousands of hours in applications such as nuclear reactors.

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Abstract from MS&T 2018 technical program: Effects of Post-Build Thermal Processing on the Microstructure of Laser Powder-Bed Produced 17-4 PH Stainless Steel

November 24, 2018

17-4 PH is a martensitic stainless steel of interest for additive manufacturing (AM) applications because of its combination of high strength and corrosion resistance.

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Oil quench tank is custom-designed for metal stamping dies heated to 1550°F

November 23, 2018

L&L Special Furnace Co. Inc., Aston, Pa., has supplied a custom designed and manufactured oil quench tank that was designed to quench metal stamping dies that are heated to 1550°F.

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Quintus Technologies system combines HIP with heat treatment at Lake City Heat Treating

November 23, 2018

Quintus Technologies, Sweden, announces that Lake City Heat Treating, Warsaw, Ind., has installed a Quintus hot isostatic press with uniform rapid cooling, the first to be delivered to the North American market.

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