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AFC Holcroft provides UBQ and UBT heat treating furnaces to Specialty Steel Treating

April 16, 2019

AFC Holcroft, Wixom, Mich., announces that it has supplied a UBQ (universal batch quench) furnace and a UBT (universal batch temper) annealing furnace to Specialty Steel Treating as part of a larger multi-year equipment standardization program intended to replace older equipment provided by another supplier.

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Baker Furnace develops point-and-click augmented reality platform for its furnaces

April 16, 2019

Baker Furnace, Yorba Linda, Calif., a division of Thermal Product Solutions, has developed an augmented reality (AR) platform for its furnace lines, allowing operators, maintenance personnel, and engineers to interact with the furnace through a tablet.

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Universal Stainless invests $10 million for upgrades to specialty steel facility in New York

April 16, 2019

Universal Stainless and Alloy Products Inc., Bridgeville, Pa., announces that it has added a new bar turn and burnish line and a new General Electric phased-array nondestructive testing system to its facility in Dunkirk, New York.

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Wisconsin Oven designs solution heat treat/chiller system for aerospace company

April 16, 2019

Wisconsin Oven Corp., East Troy, announces that it has shipped an electrically heated horizontal solution treat system with a chiller system to a manufacturer in the aerospace industry.

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Carbon infused with zirconium, boron, and titanium can withstand heat of hypersonic flight

April 11, 2019

Researchers from the University of Manchester in England, and Central South University in China, announce that they have developed a carbide coating in which powders of zirconium, boron, and titanium are infused into a carbon composite, producing a coating that can withstand the high temperatures of aircraft structures flying at over five times the speed of sound.

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Department of Energy announces $87 million for coal research & development projects

April 11, 2019

The U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, announces up to $87.3 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development projects for advanced coal technologies and research.

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ATI extends purchase agreement with Rolls-Royce for rotating-disc-quality nickel alloys

April 11, 2019

Allegheny Technologies Inc., Pittsburgh, announces that it has extended its Long-Term Purchase Agreement (LTPA) with Rolls-Royce to supply rotating-disc-quality nickel-base and other specialty alloys for its Trent engine family.

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Rave mask repair/cleaning business now part of Bruker semiconductor metrology division

April 11, 2019

Bruker Corp., Billerica, Mass., announces that it has acquired the semiconductor mask repair and cleaning business of Rave LLC, a leading provider of nanomachining and laser photomask repair equipment. For calendar year 2018, the acquired business was profitable and had revenues of approximately $25 million. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed, and the business has now...

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Abstract from SMST 2019: A Nitinol-tantalum composite for high plateau stress

April 10, 2019

Previous studies showed that niobium can largely increase martensitic transformation stresses, stiffness, and radiopacity of NiTi alloys, which are highly demanded by many medical applications.

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Saint-Gobain appoints TSS member Tim Vitorino Thermal Spray Powders Product Manager

April 09, 2019

Saint-Gobain Coating Solutions, Amherst, N.Y., announces the appointment of Tim Vitorino, a member of the ASM Thermal Spray Society, to the position of Product Manager for Thermal Spray Powders.

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