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Saarland University refrigerator is based on heating and cooling Nitinol wire bundles

April 08, 2019

Saarland University, Germany, reports that a team of its researchers has prototyped a heating/cooling system that first stresses and then releases Nitinol wires to create heated and cooled air at twice the efficiency of a heat pump.

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SMST 2019 abstract: NiTiHfNb high-temperature shape memory alloys

April 08, 2019

Nickel-rich NiTiHf alloys have recently been investigated to achieve higher transformation temperatures and open new application opportunities in aerospace, automotive, and energy industries.

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SMST 2019 abstract: Shape memory alloy actuation for in-flight wing folding

April 08, 2019

Boeing and NASA have been developing lightweight and compact SMA actuators to support a growing need for improved aircraft efficiency and reduced emissions.

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MedShape launches DynaClip Nitinol bone fixation staple with dynamic compression

April 07, 2019

MedShape Inc., Atlanta, announces the full commercial launch of the DynaClip bone fixation system, which is based on superelastic Nitinol technology.

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Confluent Medical opens Nitinol Tubing Center of Excellence for medical device applications

April 07, 2019

Confluent Medical (formerly Nitinol Devices & Components “NDC”), Fremont, Calif., launches the High-Performance Nitinol Tubing Center of Excellence in response to increasing market demand for high-performance nitinol tubing in challenging applications such as transcatheter heart valves, and neurovascular, electrophysiology, and interventional pulmonary devices.

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ITSC 2019 abstract: Deposition of silicon carbide based coatings using high velocity oxy-fuel spraying

April 05, 2019

Development of a new SiC-based powder has enabled the deposition of dense silicon carbide coatings using thermal spraying techniques for the first time.

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Spray Tips: Selective galvanizing by cold spray

April 03, 2019

Cold spraying has been found to be a useful approach for the selective protection of localized areas that are the likely locations for corrosive attack, as shown in the diagram.

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Ametek Land develops infrared spot pyrometer for galvannealed steel strip temperature

April 03, 2019

Ametek Land, England, has been selected as a finalist in the seventh annual S&P Global Platts Global Metals Awards in the “Breakthrough Solution of the Year” category for its innovative new Spot GS (galvannealed and galvanized strip), an advanced noncontact infrared spot pyrometer.

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Oerlikon acquires TeroLab Surface GmbH to expand portfolio of coating services

April 03, 2019

Oerlikon, Switzerland, announces that it has acquired TeroLab Surface GmbH to expand Oerlikon Metco’s coatings services by increasing market applications and service accessibility to customers.

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Metalysis announces Gen4 commercial production of titanium by Cambridge process

April 03, 2019

Metalysis, England, announces that the United Kingdom’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), part of the Ministry of Defence, has become a customer for its titanium powder through the Materials for Strategic Advantage research program.

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